Michael Manring – Instructional Video for Bass (Starlicks Sessions)
Jun 12 2015
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; Playing several instruments simultaneously.
It is a clear, generous effort on the part of Michael Manring to communicate the essentials of his style to other bassists. Unlike some musicians who do instructional DVDs, he is a thoughtful and articulate communicator. The subject matter is not for beginners, nor even ‘normal’ bass players- he covers topics exclusively related to his solo style, including alternate tunings, his unusual gear including his Hyperbass, string types, the use of the Ebow, and instructions (including a booklet in note/tab) on how to play several pieces on his album Thonk!
Running time: 00:52:21
Video: MPEG1 352×240 29.97fps
Audio: MP3 192kbps 44100Hz
Size: 508 Mb