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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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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Free Drumless Tracks

Mar 14 2016

Free Drumless Tracks

Drumless Backing Tracks mp3 free download. It’s a dream for all drummers. Here is for your attention drumless backing tracks, jam tracks, or drum minus mp3 tracks, drumless play alongs or whatever you want to call them. The largest collection of tracks for drummers. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… You fill it, the drums are completely absent. All drumless songs in high quality and available for download. Those tracks were collected specially for FastStrings fans. No matter which style you play or what skills you got. If you’re playing...

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Bernard Purdie – Groove Master

Mar 01 2016

Bernard Purdie – Groove Master

Bernard Purdie’s funky yet graceful drumming has provided the pulse on hundreds of records. In this video, he offers insights into many of the techniques he employs and grooves he plays. He discusses and demonstrates (along with bassist Koh Shimizh) ghost notes, a ballad in 12/8, the Purdie Shuffle and more. Bernard is an amazing timekeeper, groove master, innovator of supertight explosive funk drumming and more. Purdie can probably get a statue dancing with his freight train groove. I’m not saying this is this is the best drum learning video but it is one of the best and should...

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Richard Scheufler – Slap and Funky

Feb 22 2016

Richard Scheufler – Slap and Funky

Richard Scheufler – Slap and Funky. This course focuses on learning to play the bass guitar. Richard Scheufler introduces slap techniques, will tell you about the various nuances, methods and secrets. Very interesting and informative material. Beginners and advanced players will catch something new and helpful. Richard Scheufler – a multi-instrumentalist, solo singer, composer, music arranger, teacher and producer. He is one of the most significant personalities of the contemporary Czech, but also European music scene. Richard’s music represents a mixture of various music styles including funk, Pop, Rock, modern jazz, hardcore and its fusion with the classical music....

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Tom Kolb – Soloing Strategies for Guitar

Feb 20 2016

Tom Kolb – Soloing Strategies for Guitar

Expand your improvisational horizons with this incredible resource for all guitarists! Soloing Strategies for Guitar explores a variety of improvisational concepts and techniques, backed up with fingering patterns, exercises, and lick examples galore. In addition, each chapter includes several extended solos (in the styles of rock, blues, funk, jazz, and country) based entirely on the techniques brought forth in each lesson. Furthermore, each chapter features Quick Theory Tutorials that you can refer to if you need to brush up on your music theory. You’ll also find a section called Tone Tips that precedes each solo. Here you get suggestions...

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Steve Trovato – Essential Rhythm Guitar

Jan 18 2016

Steve Trovato – Essential Rhythm Guitar

Essential Rhythm Guitar: Patterns, Progressions and Techniques for All Styles. This book/CD pack is based on the concept that, for most popular music styles, there exist a few basic, fundamental rhythm guitar techniques and a set of appropriate chords and chord voicings that determine the sound of each style. This one-on-one lesson with MI instructor Steve Trovato teaches the rhythm guitar essentials for 7 styles: blues, rock, country, fingerstyle acoustic, Latin/Brazilian, jazz and swing, and funk. The CD features 65 full-band tracks. Includes standard notation & tab. If you want to just play rock, or just play blues, then...

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Walter Martino – Minus One

Dec 26 2015

Walter Martino – Minus One

The pieces of music included in Minus – One are taken from Walter Martino’s CD “Blue Street” (2002 Edizioni Bemolle). Walter played drums and composed and arranged all titles. Salvatore Scorrano collaborated to the score transcriptions. All titles have been remixed in order to provide useful accompaniment recordings for better practice. The style varies from Rock to Funk, from Jazz to Latin, on different levels of difficulty. The scores feature all rhythm “patterns”, “fills” and “solos” performed by Walter, faststrings.com. You will also find some helpful tips to perform all the pieces at best, faststrings.com. “Ghost notes”, rhythm variations...

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Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Nov 30 2015

Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers walks viewers through his drumming techniques for various songs on the album Blood Sugar Sex Magic in this instructional program. Flea, bassist for the band, also makes an appearance to discuss with Smith the rhythmic process and the conceptualization that takes place during songwriting. Chad Smith covers everything in this video from basic rudiments, warming up, tuning your drums, to grace notes. He plays along to all the classics off of Blood Sugar, plus some oldies like “Nobody Wierd like me” and “Higher Ground”. Dont forget to check out his...

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