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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Mark John Sternal – Easy Bass Guitar Theory

Aug 29 2015

Mark John Sternal – Easy Bass Guitar Theory

Easy Bass Guitar Theory. Play, Write and Understand Music Theory for Bass Guitar. After decades of dedicated music study… 17 years of teaching music… over a dozen best selling music books and DVDs, expert musician and educator Mark John Sternal has created a bass guitar theory method that simplifies the foundations and structure for playing and writing bass guitar music. Easy Bass Guitar Theory DVD contains all you need to know about music theory on the bass. It is presented in a progressive, easy to follow format that will be cherished by complete beginners to dedicated professionals. “A must...

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Bass Legends: Flea – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Aug 16 2015

Bass Legends: Flea – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bass hero Flea is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock bass guitarists of all time, fusing an unstoppable funk technique with the power and weight of hard rock. From the sun-bleached soul of Californication to the slap-bass pyrotechnics of Give It Away, here’s your chance to get a step-by-step guide to five of the Chili Peppers’ hottest songs from across their varied career. Phil Williams demonstrates every riff and lick, leaving no stone unturned as he dissects the unmistakable Flea style.   Songs include: Californication By The Way Can’t Stop Higher Ground Give...

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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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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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