Richard Laird – Improvising Jazz Bass

Aug 14 2016

Richard Laird – Improvising Jazz Bass

Improvising Jazz Bass composed by Richard Laird. Tunes and exercises in the styles of Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, and others presented to provide a well-rounded improvisational background. Plus professional insights into jazz scales, rhythms, tonal concepts, equipment, and more. Includes a bibliography and discography. Tells you all you need to know in order to play a variety of contemporary styles successfully. Important chapters on Fundamentals of Technique, Positioning, Scales, Making a Walking Bass Line, Developing an Idea and much more. Richard Laird has performed throughout the world with many of the leading jazz artists of today includeing...

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Larry McCabe – Famous Blues Bass Lines

Jul 31 2016

Larry McCabe – Famous Blues Bass Lines

Blues music is a sturdy, adaptable music that reflects many shades of emotions and lends itself to numerous stylistic interpretations. This 5 1/2″ by 8″ QWIKGUIDE is designed to help the bassist become more versatile. Each blues bass pattern in this book is played over four bars of C7. By practicing all 50 licks over the same chord progression, students can learn the basic concept of improvisation: how to play a variety of musical phrases over the same chord or chord changes. Each example is written in both notation and tablature exactly as it is recorded. The accompanying CD,...

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Sittin’ In With Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power

Jul 26 2016

Sittin’ In With Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power

A funk institution and Tower of Power founding member, Rocco Prestia is one of the most important innovators of the electric bass. This Play-It-Like-It-Is Bass book/CD pack allows bassists to learn Rocco’s authentic bass parts. The songbook includes full transcriptions with tab for eight songs, a bio on Rocco, and his performance notes for each tune. The special accompanying CD features performances by Rocco along with Tower of Power members Larry Braggs (vocals), Dave Garibaldi (drums), Roger Smith (keyboards) and Jeff Tamelier (guitar) on four TOP classics plus four new grooves created especially for this book! Tracks on the...

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Ultimate Play-Along for Bass – Jam With Alain Caron and His Band (Play)

Jul 07 2016

Ultimate Play-Along for Bass – Jam With Alain Caron and His Band (Play)

Alain Caron is a French Canadian jazz bassist. Caron started playing bass at age 11 and began pursuing jazz at age 15. His musical skills were formalized by correspondence lessons with the jazz improvisation teacher, Charlie Banacos, and by attending a summer session at Berklee College of Music. The complete scores, parts and Master Tracks from Alain Caron’s newest CD. The play-along CD contains the exact tracks that appear on Alain’s latest release – minus the bass – so you can play with some of the greatest jazz-fusion musicians around. Contains nine originals plus John Coltrane’s modal classic ‘Impressions’....

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Charles Dowd – Jazz, Rock and Latin Sourcebook

May 30 2016

Charles Dowd – Jazz, Rock and Latin Sourcebook

This book & CD takes the concept of the drum dictionary to a new level: 100 grooves for drums and bass that explore every style of musical performance are written and recorded for maximum impact. The concept of combining the drums and the bass truly makes this a unique and definitive resource for all percussionists. The groove patterns in this book will provide playing material for the drummer and bassist enabling the development of solid ensemble skills and steady “time feel” in many contemporary styles. Practice your favorite grooves but also practice the myriad of other grooves (and uncomfortable...

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Ultimate Bass Play-Along – Led Zeppelin Volume 1

May 04 2016

Ultimate Bass Play-Along – Led Zeppelin Volume 1

All new transcriptions and tracks drawn from more than 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage. These TABs and tracks deliver unprecedented accuracy and insight into the music of Led Zeppelin. This book includes complete music notation and TAB transcriptions to eight Led Zeppelin classics. There are two versions of every song on the included CDs: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track (without bass) so you can play along. When you use the CDs in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ‘N’ Tempo) Changer lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks...

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Jonas Hellborg – Thumb Basics on Electric Bass

Apr 29 2016

Jonas Hellborg – Thumb Basics on Electric Bass

This book is made for those of you who have played bass for some time and would like to learn “thumb-technique”. The book consists of two parts. First comes instruction in the different techniques you must be able to command. Included in this part are some simple exercises on each basic technique. Next comes a practical section which combines the different techniques through a series of exercises (notated). If you have trouble reading notes, the included record will be of some help. All of the exercises are recorded. This is an instruction book. That means there are no more...

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Jaco Pastorius – Bass Signature Licks

Apr 02 2016

Jaco Pastorius – Bass Signature Licks

Learn the trademark grooves and solos of the man who revolutionized bass guitar. Get a closer look at his rich body of work through the structural, theoretical and harmonic analysis of these classic Jaco recordings. Listen to music, follow the tabs and play like your favourite musician. The Signature Licks Series features book and CD packs and DVDs specially designed to teach a musician the trademark techniques of popular artists and musical styles. Each package features an in-depth breakdown of the riffs and sounds unique to the band or artist: the sounds which have led the band or artist...

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Dave Weigert – Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

Mar 25 2016

Dave Weigert – Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

This softbound book explains how to play jazz bass and jazz drums. The chapters are as follows: History of Jazz Bass and Drums, Notation Improving Reading Skills, Lead Sheet Interpretation, Effective Practice, How To Practice With recordings, Set-Ups and Fills, Time, Jazz Feel, Form, Improvisation, Latin Feel, Comping and Time Playing, Touch, Tone, and Dynamics, Funk Feel. Listening and Developing Ears, Rehearsal Preparations. This comprehensive book/CD set can help drummers and bassists gain valuable playing experience in jazz, funk, and Latin jazz styles. Textbook for bassists and drummers. Helps to cope with the main aim of many ensembles –...

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The Beatles – Complete Scores

Mar 22 2016

The Beatles – Complete Scores

A fitting tribute to possibly the greatest pop band ever – The Beatles. This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles. Guitar and bass parts are in both standard notation and tablature. Also includes a full discography. If you want to learn how to play guitar, here is a way to learn from the best! Same with bass…. and even piano (though anything other than “Let It Be” will be challenging for a newcomer to the instrument). If your band wants to be the next “1964”,...

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