Tommy Shannon – Double Trouble Bass
Jun 27 2014
Tommy Shannon, bassist for acclaimed blues band Double Trouble and formerly part of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s rhythm section, here demonstrates the blues bass guitar for beginning players. Assisted by Arlen Roth and Chris Layton, Shannon teaches such fundamentals as muting, walking bass skips, basic riffs, New Orleans style, 1/2 step passing notes, rolling picking touch, flatpicking.
If you are interested in learning blues bass this is the DVD for you hands down! Tommy shows you the the most commonly used blues bass lines. He also covers walking bass lines and provides some great info on bass playing theory. In this DVD he also show and explains some of the bass lines he played with Stevie, such as Mary had a little lamb, Pride and joy and Texas flood. When you watch this you will come to realize Tommy’s bass playing goes much deeper than what he played with Stevie, and he is undoubtedly one of the best blues bassist’s since Willie Dixon.
Tommy speaks into the camera, engages the ‘audience’, and really makes it seem like a private lesson. The best part about this lesson is getting Tommy’s perspective/philosophy on playing bass and being part of a band. This is a guy who could easily fill 45 minutes with bass-lines and say ‘This is stuff I did with Stevie Ray’ and wrap it up. Instead he talks about his influences, his gear, and what being a great bass player means to him. If you want to play guitar, bass, or drums, and aspire to be part of a ‘band’ (and not just an individual musician), then this DVD has something to offer.
Tommy Shannon is one of the great bass players of our time. He doesn’t just play a bassline, he is playing the songs. Although he doesn’t get in the way of the guitar or the rest of the band, he is definitely playing more than most bass players.
Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French (subtitles)
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 Video 720×480 (4:3) 29.97fps 7000kbps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz 6ch 192kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.3 Gb