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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Mark Levine – The Jazz Theory Book

Jun 21 2015

Mark Levine – The Jazz Theory Book

Endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, and others, The Jazz Theory Book presents all the information any student of jazz needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced players, and written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz, it is used by universities around the world. Over 500 pages of text and over 750 musical examples. Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and user-friendly. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published. “The Jazz Theory...

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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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Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (Bass Guitar Series)

May 25 2015

Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (Bass Guitar Series)

Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (Bass Guitar Series with Tablature). Complete bass tab transcriptions of Metallica’s debut album Kill ’em All, including the songs: “The Four Horsemen,” “Seek And Destroy,” “Jump In The Fire,” and more. You really can’t go wrong with these Metallica tablatures. These are amazing! If you think you’re good just test yourself with this book… Really excellent book, but definitely not for beginners, many lines mirror guitars and there are lots of finger bleeding moments, so no. A good book for anyone who wants to build up speed, technique and stamina. Oh, and the solo...

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Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long: Volume 111, 112, 113, 120, 128

May 14 2015

Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long: Volume 111, 112, 113, 120, 128

Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long Volume 111, 112, 113, 120, 128 PDF download. Possession of this collection will enable any musician, independently of level and experience in jazz improvisation mastery, learn the basic styles and genres of jazz, and eventually become a true expert in this. Information for reference (for those who do not know): Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long – the world’s best collections of exercises for jazz musicians. Volume 111: JJ Johnson. The man who brought the trombone to the front of the band was also known as a great composer. These hard boppin’ favorites are a fitting tribute...

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Oscar Stagnaro – The Latin Bass Book

Apr 24 2015

Oscar Stagnaro – The Latin Bass Book

This is a practical, comprehensive approach to learning Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and South American styles of bass playing, featuring 3 CDs of Berklee professor Oscar Stagnaro playing with three different world-class rhythm sections. The book consists mostly of transcriptions of every note Oscar plays on the accompanying CDs. Some amazing music, and logically progressing from simple to complex examples of each style. The only comprehensive book ever published on how to play bass in authentic Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin Jazz & South American styles. Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and...

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Marcus Miller Legend Player

Apr 03 2015

Marcus Miller Legend Player

Marcus Miller is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. Throughout his career, Miller worked with trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, singer Luther Vandross, and saxophonist David Sanborn, as well as maintaining a successful solo career. Miller is classically trained as a clarinetist and also plays keyboards, saxophone and guitar. There are 15 transcriptions of songs Marcus Miller, published in Japan. Songs include: Rio Funk Could It Be You Hideaway Straight To The Heart Run For Cover Shake Dance Maputo Benny Crossfire Panther Steveland Rampage The Sun Don’t Lie Mr. Pastorius Moons...

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