(Bass Method). The Hal Leonard Blues Bass Method is your complete guide to learning blues bass. This book with online audio uses classic blues songs and standards to teach you how to lay down your own solid blues bass lines. Learn to play by studying the songs of famous bluesmen such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan (Tommy Lee Shannon), Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, The Allman Brothers, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Louis Jordan, and many more. Learn actual riffs from blues classics including: Born Under a Bad Sign * Hideaway * Hoochie Coochie Man * Killing Floor * Pride and Joy * Sweet Home Chicago * The Thrill Is Gone * and more. Audio is accessed online for download or streaming and includes PLAYBACK+ tools that enable you to adjust the tempo without changing pitch, loop passages, and more.
(Bass Instruction). Expand your bass knowledge with the Bass Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Blues volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience plus on audio accessed online featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of blues bass styles, techniques, and concepts are covered, including: blues scale; 12-bar blues; turnarounds; swing blues; the box shape; the Rhumba; 12/8 slow blues; palm muting; string bending; arpeggios; understanding chord symbols; playing with the kick drum; Chicago blues; Texas blues; New Orleans blues; double stops; Willie Dixon style; Tommy Shannon style; Jack Bruce style; and much more!
Discover a Complete Method to Learn Jazz and Blues Walking Bass
Master Arpeggios and Concepts to play like the Masters
Develop a full range of Scales, Arpeggios and Soloing to create your own walking bass lines
Master Traditional and Modern Walking Bass Lines
Have you tried playing walking bass lines but keep finding them not quite right?
Do you find yourself thinking so much about note choice that you canât get in the groove of the music?
Do you dream of playing bass lines like legendary bassists like Ron Carter, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers or Jaco?
Walking Bass for Jazz and Blues is a complete method to help beginners master each element of Blues and Jazz walking bass. It is designed to develop strong harmonic skills, rhythm, phrasing and note choice.
Hereâs What You Getâ¦
A complete guide to walking bass lines so you learn how to play on the most common chord changes in blues and jazz.
Hundreds of Diagrams, Exercises, Tips, Chromatic Ideas and more so you learn to play like the best bass players
Over 100 audio examples you can download for free to make the music come alive and help you practice your new walking bass skills
Learn basic and advanced techniques like arpeggio and scale choice, chromatic approaches, standard patterns and rhythmic ideas.
Plusâ¦There are plenty of walking bass secrets thrown in tooâ¦ so youâll need to pay attention!
Mastering the skills in this book will free your mind from thinking too much about the neck when playing, as well as teaching your ears to hear the right lines to play at exactly the right time.
While your ultimate goal may be to become the next Jaco Pastorius, this book will teach you the roots of the essential walking bass style. It will help you build the foundational arpeggios scales and chromatic approaches you need to walk like a pro and groove like your favorite bass players.
(Bass Instruction). The term "12-bar blues" has become synonymous with blues music and is the basis for an incredible body of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and other forms of popular music. This book and CD package is solely devoted to providing you with all the technical tools necessary for playing 12-bar blues with authority. It covers many blues styles, including country, Chicago, Texas, swing, R&B, blues-rock, and funk blues. You'll also learn the blues bass scales and a history of the bass in blues music. The CD includes 51 full-band tracks!
(Reference). Ask any blues bass player to name their most influential blues bass player, and almost all will mention Willy Dixon for upright bass and Keith Ferguson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds for electric bass. In this extensively researched biography, author Detlef Schmidt starts with Keith's early childhood, from his birth in 1946 in Houston, Texas, and on to his playing days. Keith's role in the late 1970s blues revival can't be forgotten, with his style of playing and dressing being influential to many blues bands all over the world. Keith played with all the great guitar players from Texas: Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Rocky Hill, Billy F. Gibbons, Omar Dykes, and Alan Haynes, just to mention a few. As a member of the Austin Blues Club "Antone's" he played with nearly all the blues greats during that time: John Lee Hooker, Hubert Sumlin, Muddy Waters, James Cottan, Jimmie Reed, Eddie "Playboy" Taylor. Many of Keith Ferguson's old friends and musical partners share their memories of a great bass player and fascinating person, with quotes and interviews from Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, Fran Christina, Preston Hubbard, Mike Buck, Armando Compean, Denny Freeman, Don Leady, Thommy Shannon, and many more. Hundreds of never before published photographs and personal documents are shown for the first time. The chapters include: the Houston Days, California Years with the Black Kangaroo band, Early Austin Years with the band Solid Senders, Fabulous Thunderbird Years, The Tail Gator Years (earning Keith a Grammy award with the Big Guitars of Texas band), and the Late Austin Years. As an added bonus Detlef Schmidt features all the main bass guitars that Keith played with the Fabulous Thunderbirds and the Tail Gators in highly detailed pictures. Included are several pages of music tabs and notation showing Keith's bass playing style, plus a complete recording discography. A must-have book for every bass player!
(Bass Play-Along). The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! Songs: All Your Love (I Miss Loving) * Born Under a Bad Sign * I'm Tore Down * I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man * Killing Floor * Pride and Joy * Sweet Home Chicago * The Thrill Is Gone.
The Blues in 12 Keys, Book I in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series *New 2hr MP3 Playalong free download featuring all chord progressions in 12 keys from Part II of the Book available from website.* is designed to give the aspiring bassist of all levels the tools and devices required to construct professional level jazz bass lines and to build a strong functional awareness of how to function as a professional bassist in any musical setting. The information builds in a stepwise progression enabling the beginning to advanced bassist to gather the necessary tools required to find their own voice as a bassist. The Blues in 12 keys has many advanced concepts and techniques built into the lesson material, enabling the bassist to develop their own language and take their playing to the next level. Part 2 of the book includes the Blues in 12 keys with over 150 choruses of professional level Jazz Blues bass lines outlining various chord substitutions, turnarounds and rhythmic devices. It is essential that Jazz musicians of all levels practice in all keys. The Blues in 12 Keys is an excellent source to develop musicianship, build a jazz bass line vocabulary, develop right and left hand technique, a 12 key facility and to develop the ear. The Blues in 12 Keys Bass Tab Edition is an excellent source of learning to read music. The book has the standard bass clef notation directly above the bass tab and enables the electric bassist to apply what they already know to the task of learning to read music. The material presented in this book is exactly the same as the material in the standard notation volume, giving the bassist reading Bass Tab access to information used by professional level Jazz Upright Bass players. Enjoy the journey.
(Bass Play-Along). The Bass Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want or sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac & PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! Songs: After Midnight * Cocaine * Forever Man * I Shot the Sheriff * I'm Tore Down * Lay Down Sally * Layla * Wonderful Tonight.
Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musiciansâyou have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition.
You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills.
Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.com
New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources
Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
(Bass Play-Along). The Bass Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so PC & Mac users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! Songs: Couldn't Stand the Weather * Crossfire * Empty Arms * The House Is Rockin' * Love Struck Baby * Pride and Joy * The Sky Is Crying * Tightrope.