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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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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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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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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