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22 CONTEMPORARY MELODIC STUDIES

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22 Contemporary Melodic Studies for Electric Bass, Vol.1. by Bruce Gertz is a book of contemporary etudes which are designed to enhance ones solo and improvisational technique while also challenging reading skills. Written in standard notation (no tab).

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ACCELERATE YOUR BASS PLAYING - DVD

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Exercises and Tips to Make You Better - Faster
This DVD by Berklee professor Anthony Vitti will help you take your bass playing to another level!
Comes with 80-page booklet. 55 minutes. This title in VHS format is available here.

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CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN SUMMIT - BASS & DRUMS - DVD

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Featuring Abraham Laboriel and Norm Stockton with Zoro the Drummer, this DVD offers two conference workshops that will raise the level of your musicianship and speak to your heart. Abe has played more than 4,000 sessions and countless worship services, and Norm and Zoro light up the rhythm section!

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CONTEMPORARY ROCK STYLES FOR BASS

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The material in The Collective Contemporary Styles Series represents many years of work on the part of many talented Collective faculty members, who have had the experience of playing and teaching these styles to literally thousands of young rhythm-section musicians over the last thirty years. This series is the fruit of their labor and talent with the information presented in a manner that is easy to grasp. Each book in this collection contains: historical references and background, useful information and explanations about the styles, notated musical examples of each approach, detailed points about “feel”, important performance tips, extensive Discographies and Bibliographies, biographies of each author and demonstration performances and play-along tracks on accompaniment CDs. 40 pages. Written in standard notation (NO TAB).

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CREATING BASSLINES VOLUME 1 (2ND EDITION)

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CREATING BASSLINES VOLUME 1 is the first book by New Zealand musician Phil Boniface. This independent publication is a unique, contemporary, easy to understand guide to playing bass guitar. Written in standard notation, and TAB - also includes several photos. Includes audio CD. 72 pages.

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DEVELOPING READING SKILLS FOR THE CONTEMPORARY BASS GUITARIST

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Designed to teach music reading to the bass guitarist who already knows his way around the instrument, Developing Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bass Guitarist, is a great tool for moving one’s playing to the next level of musicianship. Standard notation. 78 pages.

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ESSENTIAL GROOVES

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For Writing, Performing and Producing Contemporary Music
Essential Grooves packs everything you need to know about contemporary styles into a must-have reference of audio, scores, and text. The book presents 41 different grooves covering all the important styles that have influenced contemporary music, each performed by live players. The book/DVD set contains scores, text, and stereo mixes of the musical examples, as well as multi-track audio files of each example that all instrumentalists can use in a variety of ways. Users of this book will acquire the vocabulary and gain a deep understanding of each style through the historical background provided. The book's unique, license-free audio examples can be used to create custom play-alongs and original music. Through Essential Grooves, the user will understand how all the instruments in the rhythm section are notated. Used together, the book and the audio will help you to not only learn these styles, but also create original music based on these grooves. Written in standard notation (no TAB). Includes audio CD and Data DVD for the multi-tracks. 96 pages.

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FUNK BASS

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The Best Single Source For Playing Funk and Slap Style Bass

Introduces the contemporary bassist to the funk style of playing. A step-by-step real world approach. Standard notation and tab. 96 pages. Includes Audio CD.

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GROOVING FOR HEAVEN VOL. 1 - DVD

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THE BASSIST & CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
Grooving for Heaven - vol. 1 is a one-on-one clinic especially for the bass player seeking to establish that elusive solid foundation for their playing, with a focus upon the unique factors and considerations (musical and otherwise) encountered in contemporary worship. 76 minutes.

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GROOVING FOR HEAVEN VOL. 2 - DVD

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THE BASSIST & CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
Grooving for Heaven - vol. 2 From the technical, to musical, to conceptual, to spiritual...Grooving for Heaven (Vol. 2) is an engaging, one-on-one clinic that explores the next level of progression for the contemporary worship bassist desiring to build upon their solid understanding of the fundamentals. The committed bass player will emerge with a fresh perspective on what to play, what not to play, and how effectiveness is frequently dictated by the subtleties. 92 minutes.

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GROOVING FOR HEAVEN VOL. 3 - DVD

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THE ART OF GROOVE: TAKING YOUR BASS/DRUM RELATIONSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL
is an in-depth and engaging exploration into the relationship between the bass and drums in a contemporary ensemble. Together with much insightful input and consummate grooving by drummer David Owens (Thomas Dolby), Norm demonstrates and clarifies a multitude of concepts, exercises and groove considerations as he takes you to the next level. An indispensable resource for bassists and drummers pursuing maximum rhythm section effectiveness.

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GROOVING FOR HEAVEN VOL. 4 - DVD

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PONDERING BASS TECHNIQUE
Pondering Bass Technique emerges as the first Grooving for Heaven volume dedicated to the advanced techniques employed in the modern bass vocabulary. As opposed to presenting a 'glossary of riffs', Norm demystifies these techniques to allow the committed bassist to assimilate them for the broadest possible range of artistic expression. Features performances (A Tender NAMM Moment, Pondering the Sushi, The Star Spangled Banner & more) from his critically-acclaimed solo debut, Pondering the Sushi.

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MODERN WALKING BASS TECHNIQUE

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A contemporary rhythmic approach to constructing bass lines for string/electric bass, tuba, organ, synthesizer and for arrangers written by Mike Richmond. Chord symbols over each measure. Includes photos, discographies, etc. Written in standard notation only (no TAB). 81 pages.

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MORE ACCELERATE YOUR BASS PLAYING - DVD

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This DVD will help take your playing to the next level. Professor Anthony Vitti shares his proven method for improving the fundamental skills required to freely express yourself on the bass in many musical styles. Professor Vitti is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has been teaching there since 1990. He is known for his contemporary style of playing, particularly for knowledge and instruction in slap bass, fingerstyle R&B, and sightreading. He has played all along the East Coast with a variety of artists including Sammy Davis, Jr., Liberace, Toy Caldwell, Steve Smith, and Blues Saraceno, and currently tours with Herb Reed & the Platters. This DVD offers easy-to-understand exercises and demonstrations that can be applied to all levels and styles. These include: • scale and sol-Feg • improvisation and rhythm studies • slap bass technique • fingerstyle groove. Clear and detailed instruction is given both onscreen and in the accompanying booklet. 60 minutes.

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MUSICIANSHIP FOR THE CONTEMPORARY BASSIST

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The ultimate guide to music for Blues, Rock, and Jazz Bassists. From the basics to advanced concepts through an easy, step-by-step approach. Theory, sight-reading, and ear training coincide with accompanying CD. Easy to read musical examples, fretboard diagrams and 40 worksheets for self study. Examples are in both standard notation and Tab. Includes audio CD.

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READING CONTEMPORARY ELECTRIC BASS

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This Berklee Workshop is a comprehensive collection of exercises and performance studies designed to expand your bass playing in a wide range of musical styles. The rhythms and bass lines presented are excellent for developing sight-reading skills and technical proficiency. Written in standard notation only (no TAB). 112 pages.

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SECRETS OF A PROFESSIONAL BASS PLAYER

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Recently updated, now featuring a forward by Herbie Flowers and a new bonus chapter, Secrets of a Professional Bass Player is all you need to begin playing bass like a pro. Topics include: Improvising, reading music, technique and different playing styles such as pop rock, funk, Latin, soul and jazz. The accompanying CD contains played examples from the book, so you can follow along and hear exactly how each example should sound. CD also features top session drummer Paul Burgess of 10cc, Camel and Jethro Tull fame and all the drum transcriptions are within the book. Examples are written in standard notation only (no TAB). 63 pages.

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THE WORSHIP BASS BOOK & DVD

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Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove
As opposed to a systematic pedagogy for bass playing (many such resources already exist), The Worship Bass Book is a fun and informal, yet extremely practical, resource for bassists playing in the worship environment. Acclaimed bassist and music educator Norm Stockton covers a broad range of topics in bite-size chunks, allowing players to emerge with solid perspectives and a practical understanding of effective bass playing in a rhythm section. Players at all levels will find helpful insight into topics, including phrasing, a passion for the groove, tools of the trade, fingerboard familiarity, musical styles, slap and tap techniques, bass and drum synergy, solo bass arranging, real-world groove lessons, and much more. Written in Standard Notation and TAB. 234 pages and includes DVD.

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