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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Kenji Rabson – Play Along: Learn To Play Bass 1

May 18 2015

Kenji Rabson – Play Along: Learn To Play Bass 1

Learn to play with Playalong! Playalong Bass 1 is the first in a series of tutorial DVDs from Playalong. This DVD is for you with little or no experience. 19 step-by-step video lessons teach you everything you need to know as a beginner from how to tune the bass to complete songs for the whole band! Be the bassist in the band and play with the play-alongs! Rock Band songs for the whole band! Karaoke texts with chords, graphic features and close-ups for optimal learning. Personable and professional tutors make it fun to practice! Watch, Listen & Learn! This...

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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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Pete Turland – Rockabilly Slap Bass

Mar 11 2015

Pete Turland – Rockabilly Slap Bass

Pete covers different slap techniques, double and triple slap, bass setup, strings, pickups and a short history of rockabilly bass. The sections are brief. He can play triplets very fast and precisely. Even in slow-motion, I couldn’t see exactly how he does it. He demonstrates a couple of Willie Dixon pieces, and to do one, he has this technique where he slaps the strings with the outside of his thumb to get the triplet. Pete describes how to slap the bass in different styles slow to fast slapping. He shows ist right away on his bass, he gives also...

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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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Behind the Player: Fieldy

May 09 2014

Behind the Player: Fieldy

Fieldy is the Grammy Award winning bassist for KoRn. In his, Behind the Player DVD, Fieldy gives an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician including rare photos and video footage. Fieldy then gives in-depth bass lessons for how to play “Freak on a Leash” and “Got the Life” by KoRn and jams the tracks with Janes Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. VideoTab shows exactly how Fieldy plays the two tracks. The video-game-style animated tablature is similar to GuitarHero, but shows how to play the tracks for real. Instrument: 5-string Bass Lesson #1: Freak on a...

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