New Book and CD format! The ULTIMATE bass line book. Contains 23 chapters on bass line construction and other areas such as sound production, practicing, ´´special effects, blues/rhythm, slow/fast tempos and time/feel. Review exercises included for each chapter. CD includes Todd playing the exercises and etudes so that you can match his sound and jazz phrasing; something that is equally as important as playing right notes. For acoustic or electric. Complete! This is a Bass Line Bible!Actual Customer Testimonial - I want to thank you for your book The Bottom Line. As a late-middle-aged novice bassist (of sorts), I´m delighted by your choce of material and your presentation of it. You´ve confirmed many things I´ve long suspected but could not find good information regarding, including forward motion, the importance of 3rds and 7ths, the use of fingerboard patterns, and many more. And you´ve raised and explained many more things I hadn´t thought about, such as thinking of jazz in 12/8 time, the ride cymbal, and tipping in two-beat. I own dozens of jazz and bass music books, but this one book and its CD have brought more together for me than any of them. It´s a joy just to sit and read it, even when my bass is miles away. Again, thanks very much for this truly great work. -- Jack Clark (Idyllwild, California)
The Bass has been called the most important instrument in any band. The Bass player must create interesting lines under the chord changes, keep the time flow or pulse steady, and keep the form of the song together.Walking Jazz Lines For Bass is designed to help bassists create beginning to advanced walking patterns (smooth-sounding lines) that can be used in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Latin and country music. By explaining the basics of intervals, chords, and scales the author builds a framework for understanding bass line patterns.This book presents one- and two-measure patterns that can be used in playing the blues, rhythm changes, the II-V-I progression, and 20 popular jazz standards.Walking Jazz Lines For Bass is written in standard notation with chord symbols. The audio gives you the opportunity to play with one of the finest rhythm sections around. It is in stereo, with the bass and drums on the left and Piano and Drums on the right. Since the examples in the book are presented both with sample Bass lines and as chord progressions only, you can either follow along with the Bass or practice your own lines with the audio as your accompaniment. Access to online audio is included.
Media Type : BookLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : JazzSeries : CompleteNumber of pages : 136 This comprehensive method includes every conceivable aspect of jazz bass performance. It begins with the teaching of the basics using illustrations of hand positions, basic theory, the first position, how to read music, fingering, accelerated fingerboard studies, a fingerboard note location chart to the 12th fret, four-string studies, rhythm studies, syncopated rhythms and dotted notes. The book then introduces the second through seventeenth position, scale and arpeggio studies, accelerated fingerings using two-octave scales and various arpeggios, chord applications, rhythm patterns, extension fingerings, and harmonic minor and harmonized major scales using diatonic 7th chords. Part IV consists of theory for the bassists, chord construction, relating chord symbols and numbers, and the harmonized major, natural, harmonic, and ascending (jazz) melodic minor scales. Diagrams of 26 chords with the transposition charts using G and C fingerings are included. Each progression covers many playing styles encountered by the modern bassist, including: walking, 2-beat, syncopated rhythms(funk), Latin, bebop changes, pop-rock, blues, traditional blues, deadened-string technique, funk playing plus full chord progressions within tunes. Chords are suggested for the very diverse bass lines, syncopated patterns, scales and arpeggios. Written in standard notation with chord diagrams.
The Jazz Bass Line BookThis is a comprehensive approach to the construction of improvised bass lines. Intended for beginners and professionals alike, the book deals with playing in 2, creating walking bass lines, 3/4 time, using a broken feel, modal and slash-chord harmony, ballads, and much more. Each chapter is full of fundamental and advanced concepts and ideas, accompanied by transcribed examples from the masters of jazz bass playing. Mike Downes is currently the head of the bass departement at prestigious Humber College in Toronto. He is much in demand as a clinician, and he continues to be one of the most sought after bassists in Canada.Nombre de pages :174
Exact transcription, as played by Dennis Irwin, plus 21 simple bass lead sheets.See and hear how a well known bass player phrases and articulates and comp for the soloist on the CD.Play along with one of todays finest, swinging New York rhythm sections: Mike LeDonne on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums.Use the book/CD sets for private lessons, for self-study, or in any combination up to a full jazz ensemble, including flute and clarinet.If you are more advanced you may want to use the book to develop your sight reading abilities, for transcribing the bass lines off the CD (then check against the book) or for just having fun playing along with a great jazz rhythm section.The Jazz Conception Series is also perfectly suited for the class room. It can be used to develop younger students jazz style in a big band or small group. In an improvisation class the teacher can use the etudes as studies in improvisation. The Study Guide provides an analysis of each etude, along with practice assignments for each etude.Foreign language translations or text supplements:German and French translations are available from the publisher (except Study Guide). Spanish and Italian text supplements in preparation. Japanese editions are available through ATN, Tokyo, JapanJim SnideroOriginally from Washington D.C., Jim Snidero arrived in New York in 1981, after attending the University of North Texas, and has established himself as a distinguished soloist and recording artist. He has recorded as a leader for Toshiba/EMI, Criss Cross, Double-Time and Red Records, receiving four stars from Down Beat. Jim has been a member of Toshiko Akyioshi´s Jazz Orchestra since 1983, performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Jack McDuff, Eddie Palmieri, and Frank Wess, among others, and is a frequent member of the Mingus Big Band. Snidero is an instructor at the Mannes School of Music in New York City and has given jazz workshops throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Jim is also a Selmer clinician.
Victor Lemonte Wooten emerged as a once-in-a-lifetime, game-changing bassist in the early- 90s, via his highly innovative playing with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Launching his solo career a few years later, with A Show of Hands, it soon became apparent that Wooten was also a major musical force, thanks to an organic and highly original approach to music and music education. In this book/online video package, Victor Wooten Bass Workshop: The Language of Music and How to Speak It, Victor reveals his musical soul.In Part 1, he outlines his ten essential elements of music including such important and under-emphasized areas as emotion and feel, dynamics, tone, phrasing, space, and listening. This section deals more with Victor s concepts and approaches and are more theoretical in nature.In Part 2, Victor addresses the personal lessons, using text, notation, tablature, and video footage to cover such key topics as warming up and hand-strengthening, tone, harmonics, thumb technique, tapping, looping, and soloing. This section is a more how to approach with hands-on demonstrations. Throughout, Victor underscores this vital material with a groove first ethic, as well an accent on being musical and creative three mandatory ingredients to becoming a highly-sought-after professional bassist. All of which makes Victor Wooten Bass Workshop a must-have tool for bass players at all levels. Includes online 4 hrs. of video that can be streamed or downloaded.
Easy Jazz Conception Bass LinesTranskribierte Bass Lines mit Play-along CD. uben mit einer first-class Rhythm Section. Begleiten Sie Jim Snidero (As), Eric Alexander (Ts), Ryan Kisor (Trp), Slide Hampton (Tbn) oder Joe Cohn (Git)
The Michael Moore Bass MethodA first of its kind approach to the learning of double bass, incorporating traditional classical studies with practical jazz and popular music applications. Michael Moore, who has been at the top of the jazz bass scene since his arrival in New York in the 1960s, and pioneer of jazz education Clem DeRosa, combine to produce an easy to follow method designed for individual or classroom application.Nombre de pages :144
The solos in this book represent a cross section of the music of Charlie Parker. The sixty solos have been transcribed from the recordings for Bass Clef instruments.Includes Back Home Blues´, Red Cross, Ko-Ko, Visa and Chi Chi. Plus scale syllabus and biography.Ah-leu-cha An Oscar For Treadwell Another Hairdo Anthropology Au Private No. 2 Au Private No.1 Ballade Barbados Billie´s Bounce Bird Gets The Worm Black Home Blues Bloomdido Blue Bird Blues Fast Blues For Alice Buzzy Card Board Celebrity Chasing The Bird Cheryl Chi Chi Confirmation Constellation Cosmic Rays Dewey Square Diverse Donna Lee K.C. Blues Kim No. 1 Kim No. 2 Klaun Stance Ko Ko Laird Baird Leap Frog Marmaduke Merry-go-round Mohawk No. 1 Mohawk No. 2 Moose The Mooche My Little Suede Shoes Now´s The Time No. 1 Now´s The Time No. 2 Ornithology Parker´s Mood Passport Perhaps Red Cross Relaxing With Lee Scrapple From The Apple Segment Shawnuff She Rote No. 1 She Rote No. 2 Si Si Steeplechase The Bird Thriving From A Riff Visa Warming Up A Riff Yardbird Suite