Todd Johnson – Electric Bass Technique Builders

Dec 29 2016

Todd Johnson – Electric Bass Technique Builders

This DVD is a treasure for beginners! Electric Bass Technique Builders is a logical, organized, and concise method in which Todd teaches how to control the shape, attach, decay, and articulation of the notes you play. Featuring standard notation and TAB for all exercises on topics such as supportive fingering, string skipping, shifting ghost notes, and more, this is an opportunity to learn from a true artist and master of the electric bass! It starts with some really good pointers on posture, hand position, etc. It then goes on to the exercises. They run the gamut from the very...

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Stu Hamm – Bass Basics

Dec 08 2016

Stu Hamm – Bass Basics

Bass players lay down the foundation in practically every style of music by bridging the gap between the strict rhythm of percussion instruments and the melodic domain of lead instruments and vocals. Today’s bassists must not only lock-in with the drummer to serve up the all-important “groove” but are now also called on to step up front and treat the audience to a searing and melodic solo from time to time. Bass players are in high demand and can easily find gigs, making the instrument attractive for aspiring musicians. But once you decide to play bass, you still face...

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The Michael Manring Performance Study

Oct 18 2016

The Michael Manring Performance Study

On Michael’s CD Thonk, he played four solo pieces that use some unorthodox techniques. In this video, he describes each of the techniques involved and demonstrates his approach to performing this music. Topics include: using altered tunings; the capabilities of the Hyperbass; applying the slap technique to a fretless bass; use of the Ebow and playing with two Ebows simultaneously; changing tunings while playing; composing with multiple tunings; and playing with several instruments simultaneously. Tracklist: Solar, Miles Davis Bright size life, Pat Metheny Spirits in the material world, The Police Giant steps, Coltrane Briefly Gloria’s step, Scott Lafaro Big...

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Norm Stockton – Grooving For Heaven Volume 4

Jul 22 2016

Norm Stockton – Grooving For Heaven Volume 4

Pondering Bass Technique emerges as the first Grooving for Heaven volume dedicated to the advanced techniques employed in the modern bass vocabulary. As opposed to presenting a “glossary of riffs”, Norm demystifies these techniques to allow the committed bassist to assimilate them for the broadest possible range of artistic expression. Features performances (A Tender NAMM Moment, Pondering the Sushi, The Star Spangled Banner, and more) from his critically-acclaimed solo debut, Pondering the Sushi. Topics include: Slapping (Intermediate to Advanced, including Double-Thumbing) Tapping (Arpeggios, Single-String, Variations) Chording Chimes, Thuds & Swells (A Spectrum of Tones) Combining Techniques Effects to Enhance...

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Bill “The Buddha” Dickens – The Collection

Sep 15 2015

Bill “The Buddha” Dickens – The Collection

Learn funk techniques and music theory with this DVD package, containing two cutting-edge videos. Features include: Legendary Performances (Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Pomeroy, and Oteil Burbridge); Exercises tips for bass players; Interactive Bill Dickens’ Signature GT-BD7; Additional Product Reviews. In Funk Bass and Beyond, you’ll learn: funk and rock techniques within the rhythm section; suggestions for advanced left- and right- hand techniques; the rudiments of rhythm/drum patterns and applying them to your bass lines; appropriate gear and equipment for the performing player and much more.. In Bass Beyond Limits, Bill Dickens focuses on style and concepts, demonstrating and...

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David Friesen & Jerry Hahn – Music Clinic/Jazz WorkShop

Aug 02 2015

David Friesen & Jerry Hahn – Music Clinic/Jazz WorkShop

This exclusive DVD captures one of the highly acclaimed clinics presented by celebrated jazz musicians and educators David Friesen (bass) and Jerry Hahn (guitar) during their 2003 tour sponsored by high-end handmade string manufacturer Thomasik-Infeld. The workshop aims to broaden students’ vision of music by explaining: practice techniques, how to listen, what to listen for, strengthening the time feel, participating in a small group format, understanding purpose and commitment and more. This is a great clinic on how to approach the style of jazz and understanding many of the concepts involved with performance and writing. A fine example of...

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Jeff Berlin – Bass Logic from The Players School of Music

Apr 07 2015

Jeff Berlin – Bass Logic from The Players School of Music

Bass legend Jeff Berlin brings his unique teaching philosophies to life on this special DVD. Known throughout the world for his one-of-a-kind bass playing, Jeff started The Players School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and immediately introduced study concepts that go against the grain of the general music education system. Jeff discusses his non-metronome and non-tablature points of views, offering instead different ways to improve your time and develop your bass playing abilities. Harmonic exercises are used that will open doors to bass players wishing to explore new tonalities and melodic possibilities. This is a special DVD full of...

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Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Mar 25 2015

Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Bass Day ’97 was a historic event organized by the Bass Collective NYC and Bass Player Magazine. Already announced as an annual affair, the inaugural Bass Day brought together world class bassists, equipment manufacturers, bass students, and bass fans from all over the globe for unforgettable, all-day show that included clinics, demonstrations, interviews and all-star jam session. Bass Day Highlights contains perfomances, instructional material, and post- clinic comments from all 6 Bass Day clinicians, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at 10 incredible hours the bass world will never forget. Included are jazz virtuoso John Patitucci on acoustic bass...

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The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring

Feb 27 2015

The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring

The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring is an introspective look at this world-renowned recording artist. Manring talks candidly about his unorthodox approach to music and composition. Several live concert settings in the program add to the depth of Manring’s unique playing style. Live performances include: “No Wontons For Elvis,” “Monkey Businessman,” “Red Right Returning,” “Diagonal Head Trauma,” “Snakes Got Legs,” “Bouree,” “The Book Of Living And Dying,” “The Enormous Room,” “My Three Moons,” “The Fire Sermon,” and “La Sagrada Familia.”   Language: English Year: 2000 Country: USA Running time: 00:54:46 Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 NTCS 4:3 (720×480) VBR Audio: English...

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Louis Johnson – Instructional Bass Video

Jan 31 2015

Louis Johnson – Instructional Bass Video

Louis Johnson, bassist, writer and producer, is considered one of the foremost bass players in contemporary music. With this video, you’ll learn a fantastic selection of popular bass techniques like thumping, choking, snapping and slapping. Louis takes you step-by-step through an unbelievable assortment of blistering licks, grooves and solos. Louis plays each lick at the identical BPM’s used when he played it on the “record” followed immediately by a “slooowww” version of same. Next he systematically and patiently shows & explains what he is doing with his left hand followed by the same for his right hand. Learning from...

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