The rite of passage for members of the Satere-Mawe tribe of Brazil requires wearing a glove filled with bullet ants, whose sting is often compared to being shot by a gun. Thankfully, the rite of passage for contemporary bass players preserves both hands and is a lot more fun. If you're drawn to any modern style of groove-based music, you're required by law to assimilate the collective wisdom of classic soul, funk and R&B bass players whose timeless grooves power virtually every popular style of music today.
David Santos has steadily honed his craft and developed his reputation as a world-class musician by performing, recording and composing music with some of the most prominent legends of our time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Crosby Stills and Nash, Phoebe Snow, John Fogerty, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and numerous others.
Billy Sheehan is one of the World's most respected Bass players and presents his basic bass tutorial. This Bass legend introduces beginners to the fundamentals and the important basics of playing the bass guitar. The solid platform that he forms gives beginners an early advantage on their journey of development. Everything from choosing a bass, setting up your amp, and tuning to left and right-hand technique, keeping time and slap and pop are covered in Sheehan's easy-to-follow unique style. This Book and DVD provide a perfect start for anyone wanting to learn Bass guitar or to sharpen and improve from their current level.
Jaco Pastorius , one of the greatest bass players of all time, forged a landmark bass style that still permeates music today. His melodic sense, delicate touch, and groundbreaking bass grooves have influenced generations of musicians, while his music has consistently topped readers' and critics' polls worldwide. On Modern Electric Bass, Jaco presents his unique approach to countless musical topics, covering right- and left-hand technique, harmonies, scales, arpeggios, study concepts, fretless bass, and more. Jaco performs several standout solos as well as a duet with session great Jeremy Jemmott. Special features include a closer look at Jaco's life, a peak at Jaco's equipment setup, a 20 minute performance featuring John Scofield and Kenwood Dennard, plus a preview of John Patitucci and much more!
A complete bass guitar course for absolute beginners with Phil Williams. This easy-to-follow tutorial is ideal if you've just bought your first bass guitar or if there's been a guitar sitting around somewherejust waiting to be strummed. This DVD will take you from novice level thorough to intermediate level. Yet it requires no prior knowledge at all; it truly is for someone starting from the beginning. Slowly but surely the DVD guides you through all the things that a beginner needs to know and points out what can go wrong. Each of the carefully designed chapters introduces commonly used scales and technique gradually and strategically along with some practical theory.
Filled with rock-solid information from beginning to end, this intermediate-level DVD helps bassists build a stronger foundation, covering: major and minor pentatonic scales; harmonics; chords; left-hand muting; octaves, fifths and bass lines; funk grooves; techniques such as slapping, plucking, hammer-ons and pull-offs; and more! Includes great live-band footage so viewers can jam along, and a detailed booklet showing all examples in notation and tablature. Taught by Larry Antonino, who has performed with Jeff Beck, Michael McDonald, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan, The Jazz Crusaders and many other artists.
Scales are the foundation of music! They can be found in every known culture. In all styles of modern music, scales are the heartbeat, breath and soul of the solos, riffs and bass lines! This course has every bass guitar scale you ve ever wanted to learn! Presented in a simple root to octave format, starting with basic scales such as major, minor, pentatonic and blues. Next learn the patterns spanning all musical styles and cultures with exotic scales like the Balinese, Hirojoshi and Kumoi. There are over 50 scales for you to use to spice up your bass playing!