Learn the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music. Start with how to hold the bass and proper hand position for comfortable playing. Next learn rhythm, timing, basic bass lines and how to play along with a drummer.
'What do I do when I want to produce this sound and am unable to?' The book 'Grundlagen der Kontrabass-Technik' by Michael B. Wolf provides detailed answers to such questions. With the help of a detailed programme, the pupil will quickly learn the purely technical elements which are indispensable for artistic expression. Topics such as bowing technique, change of position, vibrato, right-left coordination, intonation or performance preparation condense into an increasingly complex system that always takes all technical and intellectual aspects of sound generation into account. Although many techniques of this method represent a radical breach of tradition, they can be easily used for all double-bass methods and playing techniques. Michael Barry Wolf, born in 1954 in the USA, is professor of double bass at the Berlin Universitat der Künste. He studied music at the CaliforniaStateUniversity and was member of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. His radio and disc recordings as well as numerous concert activities and master classes at home and abroad have always received great critical acclaim.
Contains techniques Mr. Arnold uses in his music clinics. Essential information for beginning and advanced students including reading music, theory, chord and scale construction, modal sequencing, approach notes, reharmonization, bass and chord comping, and hexatonic scales.
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 learning directly into action. This book literally gives bassists the tools they need to build their own walking bass lines.
THE EASYWAY TO READ MUSIC Bass Clef by Joe Procopio The Easiest-Best-Fastest Way To Read Music - In One Day For All Musical Instruments In Bass Clef Imagine yourself unable to read English. Think of how tiny your world would be. Reading has opened up the entire universe to you. The same can be said for reading music. Learning to read music will open a whole new world for you with all its magic, beauty and wonder. Many of us have always wanted to be able to read music but either we had too little time or too much fear. In any case, THE EASYWAY TO READ MUSIC by Joe Procopio will have you reading music in one day. This master teacher has shown many thousands of people from all walks of life how to read music quickly and easily. He has been teaching music for over 50 years and has streamlined his system to make it the most efficient and effective music reading book available worldwide. In addition to all the basic proven techniques for reading music, there are methods the very best professional musicians use to read any music on sight sounding and playing it perfectly. These 'secret' techniques are presented in this book for anyone to use. To be sure, having the ability to read music will greatly enrich, enhance and magnify your joy in life ~ and THE EASYWAY TO READ MUSIC by Joe Procopio is the proven quickest, least difficult and perfect way to do so. Joe Procopio Is The Author Of The Very Best And Lowest Priced Music Ebooks Available Worldwide Including The International Award-Winning BASIC MUSIC THEORY
How to Play Bass explains areas such as technique, fret-board layout and theory in detail with over 150 photographic examples, illustrations and purpose made diagrams. Music theory is explained in terms of the bass guitar fret-board and a system categorizing the all-important major scale into three basic shapes is used from which further scales and arpeggios can be understood. The basic foundation of most bass lines is playing the notes from chords separately, known as an arpeggio. Learn to play bass arpeggios from the basic major and minors to 7th type arpeggios and play them over musical pieces that are kept rhythmically simple for you to develop an awareness of the intervals (an essential skill for creating your own bass lines). The modes of the major scale are explained in order to open up the basics of how chords, and therefore bass arpeggios, are arranged within music. The rhythmical aspect of conventional notation is covered so you can use it in conjunction with tablature. How to Play Bass includes 60 downloadable audio tracks in various styles with a demo and backing track for each and includes information on how to string a bass guitar, how to practise and an introduction to further bass guitar techniques such as slap n' pop and harmonics.
This book is great for electric bassists who have learned the basics and are ready to take the next step. Beginning with a brief review of reading standard music notation and TAB, this book takes you further into using scales to build bass lines, techniques such as slap & pop, string muting, and walking bass lines. You'll be introduced to ideas such as modes, tetrachords, passing tones and varying rhythmic activity. Author David Overthrow keeps things fun and interesting without sacrificing any important details. A must for any serious bass players.
Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I Walking Bass Lines - The Blues in 12 Keys The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. The book starts out in Part 1 by demonstrating the various techniques used to provide forward motion into the bass lines, while providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. The exercises are designed to give the double bassist and electric bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the Double Bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the blues in F whilst in the first position. This is an excellent technique builder in itself. Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the bassist with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. Included is over 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument. There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass lines whilst never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music being played & providing support for the melody and or soloist.