(Bass Builders). This book/audio pack features over 50 examples covering walking bass, the two feel, 3/4 time, Latin, and ballads. It covers soloing, performance protocol, and includes seven complete tunes. Demo tracks are accessed online via download or streaming and include playback options to make learning easier than ever.
(Book). More than a player's manual, this book portrays jazz bass as a vital element of 20th century American music. Citing examples from key recordings in the jazz canon, the book defines the essence of the musical contributions made by more than 70 important jazz bassists, including Ray Brown, Eddie Gomez, Charles Mingus, Milt Hinton and many others. Bassists get expert guidance on mastering proper technique, practice methods and improvisation, plus new insight into the theoretical and conceptual aspects of jazz. The companion online audio features bass plus rhythm section which allows readers to hear technical examples from the book, presented in slow and fast versions. It also offers play-along tracks of typical chord progressions and song forms and written notation samples.
(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 Jazz 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 access to online audio featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of jazz bass styles, techniques, and concepts are covered, including: lessons for upright and electric bass; warm-ups; string crossing; fretting hand independence; hand synchronicity; sound and projection; tenths; jazz waltz; pedal points; interval cycles; beat manipulation; various scales; tritone substitution; using a bow; and much more! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
(Berklee Guide). Learn the art of jazz bass. Whether you are new to playing jazz or wish to hone your skills, and whether you play acoustic or electric bass, this book will help you expand your basic technique to create interesting and grooving bass lines and melodically interesting solos. Included are 166 audio tracks of demonstrations and play-alongs, featuring a complete jazz combo playing bass lines and solos over standard jazz progressions.
Designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1-2 years playing experience (but no prior experience playing jazz), Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is great for individual or classroom use. Â· Teaches the basics of swing style in a step-by-step approach, using well-known songs Â· Improvisation made easy, starting with simple two-measure phrases Â· Scales and basic theory introduced in an easy-to-understand format Â· Play-along tracks for every exercise included Â· Seven full band arrangements Â· Sample solos Â· Jazz history and people Book also includes My EE Library * (myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/Audio CDs * Internet access required for My EE Library (book includes instructions to order free opt. CD-ROM)
(Musicians Institute Press). Discover new ways to advance your bass improvisation skills through systematic practice techniques, chord/scale studies, and innovative theory concepts. Whether you play electric, acoustic or upright bass, this book/CD pack will take your playing to the next level and beyond. The accompanying audio CD features 34 piano play-along tracks to further hone your ears and fingers. Covers: practical techniques, improvisation concepts, jazz theory, chord studies, scale patterns, arpeggios, and standard notation (no tab).
The Low Down is a comprehensive jazz bass method book covering the fundamentals of bass line construction, with useful information for beginners and advanced players. The Low Down accomplishes teaching the basics of sound production, layout development, and walking line construction with clarity. A recording (downloaded online) accompanies many of the examples in the book.
Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I -The Blues in 12 Keys *New 2hr MP3 Playalong free download featuring all chord progressions in 12 keys from Part II of the Book available from website.* is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. Part 1 demonstrates the techniques used by professional jazz bassists to provide forward motion into bass lines, while providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. Part I includes triads, 7th chords, voice leading, playing over the bar line, chord substitutions, pedal points, harmonic anticipation and chromatic approach notes. 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 and open positions. This is an excellent technique builder. 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. Suitable for the beginning to advanced electric and double bassist.
Standard Lines - Jazz and Bebop standards Book III in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series for the Electric Bassist is a comprehensive guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz standard tradition. Book III covers 24 jazz standard chord progressions with 110 choruses of professional jazz bass lines as an example. Part I outlines the Modes and the chord scale relationships and the fundamental knowledge required to be able to build the diatonic triads and 7th chords in any key. Examples are given in the " 2 " feel and " 4 " feel walking bass style enabling the bassist to develop a strong rhythmic and harmonic foundation. More advanced bass line construction examples including voice leading and mode substitutions and mode applications related to specific jazz chord progressions are also outlined. Part II outlines the Symmetric Scales as well as the Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale related to the Minor II V I progression. Provided are written examples of the Symmetric Scales and the chord scale relationships and how to apply the use of the Symmetric Scales over popular jazz chord progressions. The Minor II V I is outlined and compared to the Major II V I outlining the differences with the suggested scale uses applied to common jazz chord progressions. Part III outlines the use of the BeBop Scales and their use in the jazz walking bass tradition, providing suggested uses of the BeBop scales related to popular jazz chord progressions. Part IV outlines the previous lesson devices and concepts with examples of professional level bass lines over standard jazz chord progressions. All information builds in a stepwise progression enabling the bassist to apply the techniques in all 12 keys.
This book will give bassists insight into many of the scales used in jazz. Each scale is presented with standard notation, tablature, and fingering patterns for both one octave and two octaves. The book starts with the basic major scales, then delves into the modes (Lydian, Phrygian, etc.), altered scales, bebop scales, pentatonic scales, blues scales, and symmetric scales (diminished scales, whole-tone scales, and chromatic scales). If you are not familiar with these terms, don't fear; they are explained clearly in the book. Along the way, the authors offer advice and exercises to help you use the scales in improvisation. While not going into great depth or giving numerous examples for each scale, this book will give the bassist a thorough understanding of the wide variety of scales available for improvising. Plan to spend some time practicing and working out your own patterns once you have mastered the ones in the book. The scale fingerings presented are applicable to both electric and upright bass. Recordings of the chord progressions and etudes have been provided so the student can hear how these scales may be used in real life situations. Another useful feature of the book is a glossary of chord symbols. Clear enough for a beginner working slowly, there is also plenty of material here to keep an intermediate player busy. This book comes with an online audio recording.