Ed Friedland – Slap Bass: The Ultimate Guide

Jul 16 2015

Ed Friedland – Slap Bass: The Ultimate Guide

Instruction on how to play funk bass. Includes Snapping, Popping, Left Hand Integration, Dead Notes and other techniques. Dedicated Grooves are provided for each technique. Slow Demos and tips on creating your own grooves are also included. This is a great introduction to the Slap bass. Ed Friedland breaks the whole Slap technique into easy step by step parts. Building upon each as you progress. There are easy exercises and some ‘grooves’ to play, which makes it much more interesting. The Dvd also contains some advanced tricks for the Slapper who may think they may know it all. Music...

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T. M. Stevens – Heavy and Funky Bass Techniques

Jun 24 2015

T. M. Stevens – Heavy and Funky Bass Techniques

T. M. Stevens’ combination of rock, funk, and everything in between is like no other. A longtime session player who has worked with artists such as James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Billy Joel, Stevens is one of the most respected bass players in the industry. In this video, he explores his unique style of playing, going in-depth into his approach to the bass guitar. Stevens covers all the bases as he takes you on a wild journey into his world of heavy metal funk. Topics include: holding the bass, finger positions, slapping, harmonics, sounds and effects, playing is different...

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Michael Manring – Instructional Video for Bass (Starlicks Sessions)

Jun 12 2015

Michael Manring – Instructional Video for Bass (Starlicks Sessions)

Michael Manring, one of the most innovative bass players on the planet, uses this unique video to share with you the secrets of his very individual style and techniques. The Master Session analyses the unorthodox techniques used in four solo pieces from his CD “Thonk”, and demonstrates his approach to performing this music. A handy booklet with easy-to-follow diagrams is included. Among the topics discussed are: Using altered tunings; The capabilities of 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;...

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Francois Rabbath – The Art Of The Bow

May 31 2015

Francois Rabbath – The Art Of The Bow

The Art of the Bow is the state-of-the-art DVD investigating the subtleties of one of the world’s greatest string players, double bassist Francois Rabbath. Sold in over 20 countries and a must for any string player or teacher, the Art of the Bow features the award-winning bassist perfoming live with orchestra and giving extensive interviews on topics ranging from teaching philosophies to performance anxiety. Lecture-demonstrtions are enhanced by user-selectable camera angles. The highlight of the DVD is the “Silent Motion Study” – biomechanics animations that clearly show the intricacies of the 7 families of bow strokes. Over 3 hours...

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Francis Rocco Prestia – Fingerstyle Funk

May 01 2015

Francis Rocco Prestia – Fingerstyle Funk

At last, bass players around the world are allowed a rare, in-depth look into the style and technique of one of the most influential electric bassists of our time. In a logical step-by-step approach, Tower of Power bassist Francis Rocco Prestia clearly explains his percussive “ghosting & muting” techniques and demonstrates the importance of a “balanced” bass line. Twelve Tower of Power tunes are used to illustrate his approach to funk & half-time shuffles, straight-8th, 16th-note and 12/8 funk, ballads and more.Each example is presented in it’s fundamental form, then he elaborates one step at a time so you...

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Mark John Sternal – Easy Bass Guitar Scales

Apr 21 2015

Mark John Sternal – Easy Bass Guitar Scales

MJS – Easy Bass Guitar Scales – Over 50 Common and Exotic Scales and Modes. This course has every bass guitar scale you’ve ever wanted to learn! Presented in a simple root to octave format, starting with basic scales such as major, minor, pentatonic and blues. Next learn the patterns spanning all musical styles and cultures with exotic scales like the Balinese, Hirojoshi and Kumoi. There are over 50 scales for you to use to spice up your bass playing! Each scale is presented with a video demonstration at a slow and fast tempo. The bottom half of the...

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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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