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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Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Mar 24 2014

Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Bill Dickens is a phenomenal new bass talent whose reputation has reached legendary cult status. Funk Bass and Beyond is the ultimate groove lesson in rock and funk styles. The video opens with a jaw- dropping display of chops and technique that will set a new standard for bass players the world over. Bill then discusses, in detail, basic through advanced funk and rock techniques for the left and right hands, and how these techniques are used effectively in a rock/funk rhythm section. Appropriate gear and equipment for the performing funk/rock player are demonstrated with great examples on how...

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Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

Aug 19 2013

Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

This program features two of the world’s most outstanding bass players, Victor Bailey and Victor Wooten. The veteran musicians share their years of experience with students of the bass, on subjects ranging from techniques to arrangements to styles. They demonstrate styles including blues, rock, jazz, country, new age, and heavy metal. Tunes from different genres are performed, so that the at-home student can play along. Bailey and Wooten also discuss how to best showcase the unique sounds of the bass when it is used as a solo instrument, or when it accompanies other instruments. See also: Victor Wooten –...

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Nathan East – The Business Of Bass

May 21 2013

Nathan East – The Business Of Bass

Nathan East takes you into the studio and behind the scenes to learn and see first-hand what it takes to be a professional musician. East has collaborated and toured with some of the most famous stars in the industry, including Clapton, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Babyface, Billy Preston and David Foster. With these artists and others, The Business of Bass covers the demands and rewards of making music for a living, both in live performance and studio sessions. Bonus tracks include: interactive Q&A professionals’ workshop with Harvey Mason and Nathan East rare concert performances by Fourplay featuring...

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Patrice Guers – Techniques Modernes a la Basse

Feb 23 2012

Patrice Guers – Techniques Modernes a la Basse

Patrice Guers is the former bassist of the Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody of Fire. He started playing bass at the age of fourteen. He has a progressive style of playing bass. He is a very skilled bassist and is an accomplished slap player, he also is very skilled at tapping. In this video you’ll find methods of famous french bassist Patrice Guers. This school is represented by different techniques and methods of playing. The explanation is based on the principles: simple and affordable. Original French description: Ce DVD, elabore par le grand specialiste du genre, Patrice Guers (bassiste...

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Victor Wooten – Lesson on Bass Technique

Jun 26 2011

Victor Wooten – Lesson on Bass Technique

Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, and producer, and has been the recipient of five Grammy Awards. Wooten has won the “Bass Player of the Year” award from Bass Player magazine three times in a row, and was the first person to win the award more than once. In addition to a solo career and collaborations with various artists, Wooten has been the bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the group’s formation in 1988. Wooten was also a judge for the 4th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers. The lesson...

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Bass Day 1998 – Highlights

Mar 30 2011

Bass Day 1998 – Highlights

This program presents highlights from the renowned Bass Day Festival. Some of the world’s greatest bass players gather each year at the New York festival to perform solo, jam, and share their expertise with bass enthusiasts. Some of the highlights of Bass Day ’98 included performances by bass wizards Bobby Rodriguez, Andy Gonzalez, Francis Rocco Prestia, and Michael Manning, Victor Wooten, and Bass Player of 1997 and 1998, Oteil Burbridge. In addition to the concerts, question and answer sessions provided festivalgoers with tips and insights from the field’s top artists. Four of the best bass players around gathered in...

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Behind the Player – Mike Inez

Jan 15 2011

Behind the Player – Mike Inez

Grammy Award winning bassist Mike Inez has played for Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, Black Label Society and Slashs Snakepit. In his Behind the Player DVD, Inez gives an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician including rare photos and video footage. Inez then gives in-depth bass lessons for how to play “A Little Bitter” and “Again” by Alice In Chains and jams the tracks with The Cults drummer John Tempesta. VideoTab shows exactly how Inez plays the two tracks. The video-game-style animated tablature is similar to GuitarHero, but shows how to play the...

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