James Jamerson – Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Mar 15 2016

James Jamerson – Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove – the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands and made it impossible for anyone to sit still while listening to a Motown record. 49 note-for-note transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances. This folio also features a 2-CD set that includes performances of Jamerson’s bass lines by such noted bassists as Geddy Lee of Rush, Will Lee, John Patitucci, John Entwistle of the Who, Francis Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power, and Jack Bruce, just to name a few! Songs include: What’s Going on –...

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Bass Course – The Rock House Method

Nov 29 2015

Bass Course – The Rock House Method

Learn the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music. Start with how to hold the bass and proper hand position for comfortable playing. Next learn rhythm timing basic bass lines and how to play along with a drummer. Learn 5ths and octaves and how to apply them in a song. Playing techniques such as slap pop and using a pick are covered in depth. Walking bass lines sixteenth notes syncopated bass lines intervals and drop D tuning are just a few of the topics that will help you play song progressions and bass lines. From theory to...

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Shelton G. Berg – Essentials Of Jazz Theory Complete (3 Books)

Nov 01 2015

Shelton G. Berg – Essentials Of Jazz Theory Complete (3 Books)

Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this...

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Bass Player Presents: Slap Masters

Oct 29 2015

Bass Player Presents: Slap Masters

Supplement to the magazine Bass Player, dedicated slap bass. Master classes give 20 eminent bassists, including Marcus Miller, Flea, Les Claypool, Robert Trujillo, Larry Graham, Victor Wooten and others. Edition will be interesting to both novices and gurus slap. Contents: Larry Graham – Sly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station Alphonso Johnson – Weather Report, Jeffrey Osborne, Sergio Mendes Abraham Laboriel – Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson Andrew Gouche – Chaka Khan, Andrae Crouch, L.A. Mass Choir Chuck Rainey – Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan Doug Wimbish – Sugar Hill Gang, Living Colour Flea – Red Hot Chili...

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Nelson Faria & Cliff Korman – Inside The Brazilian Rhythm Section

Oct 12 2015

Nelson Faria & Cliff Korman – Inside The Brazilian Rhythm Section

This is the first book/CD package ever published that provides an opportunity for bassists, guitarists, pianists and drummers to interact and play-along with a master Brazilian rhythm section. Perfect for practicing both accompanying and soloing. The book provides over 100 pages of valuable information, including the charts for the CD tracks and sample parts for each instrument, transcribed from the recording. Players at all levels will find inspiration and guidance as they learn eight of the most common styles of Brazilian music – samba, bossa nova, partido-alto, choro, baiao, frevo, marcha-rancho and afoxe. Endorsed by John Patitucci, Kenny Barron...

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Ed Friedland – Building Walking Bass Lines

Oct 03 2015

Ed Friedland – Building Walking Bass Lines

A walking bass line is the most common approach to jazz bass playing, but it is also used in rock music, blues, rockabilly, R&B, gospel, Latin, country and many other types of music. The term ‘walking’ is used to describe the moving feeling that quarter notes create in the bass part. The specific goal of this book is to familiarize players with the techniques used to build walking bass lines and to make them aware of how the process works. Through the use of 90-minutes’ worth of recorded rhythm tracks, players will have the opportunity to put the new...

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Gary Willis – Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar and Bass

Sep 11 2015

Gary Willis – Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar and Bass

Gary Willis is well known within the bass community as one of its shining lights. He is a fierily original soloist and has a virtuosic technique that allows him to lay down some of the funkiest 16th note grooves out there. He is also an original thinker too – just about anything he has to say on the topic of the bass guitar is worth listening to. The book starts off simply with major scale intervals and labels. It progresses to the minor scale and the intervals within the minor scales. And from there it moves to chromatic intervals....

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Alan Dworsky – A Rhythmic Vocabulary

Aug 04 2015

Alan Dworsky – A Rhythmic Vocabulary

A Rhythmic Vocabulary: A Musician’s Guide to Understanding and Improvising With Rhythm. This book is a road map to rhythm for any musician. It’s for guitar players intrigued by the rhythms of world music. It’s for keyboard players who’ve studied scales and chords and now want to study rhythm in a systematic way. It’s for drummers, bass players, and sax players who want to groove and solo with a deeper understanding of rhythmic structure. Whatever your instrument, if you want to play funkier and don’t mind using your head to do it, this book is for you. This step-by-step...

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Josquin des Pres – Bass Fitness: An Exercising Handbook

Jul 26 2015

Josquin des Pres – Bass Fitness: An Exercising Handbook

A series of technique book/audio packages created for the purposeful building and development of your chops. Each volume is written by an expert in that particular technique. The added use of photos makes the lessons complete! The purpose of this book is to provide the aspiring bass player with a wide variety of finger exercises for developing the techniques necessary to succeed in today’s music scene. It can also play an important role in a bass player’s daily practicing program. The 200 exercises are designed to help increase your speed, improve your dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence....

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Stephan Richter – Progressive Blues Bass

May 30 2015

Stephan Richter – Progressive Blues Bass

This book covers all the important aspects of Blues Bass playing, dealing with the most common Blues progressions, turnarounds, scales, riffs techniques in a variety of Blues styles. All examples are presented in both standard music and tablature. Also including a CD matching the lessons and exercises in the book. This book is better for someone who has barely been playing at all who needs information not only on the very basics of blues music, but also someone who has never taken the time to learn how scales can be put to use in composing lines with the basic...

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