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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Josquin Des Pres – Muted Grooves For Bass

Mar 21 2016

Josquin Des Pres – Muted Grooves For Bass

Develop the string muting, string raking, and right-hand techniques used by the greatest legends of bass with this comprehensive exercise book. It includes over 100 practical exercises with audio accompaniments for each. You can easily add a useful and creative technique to your playing. Muted notes (sound) great and really make your licks stand out in funkiness. The many pages or pre exercises are a little boring and repetitive but you can always intermittently skip to the groove section and learn the easiest ones to keep the course interesting. The exercises are not difficult but there is a chapter...

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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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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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