CRACKING THE DETROIT CODE - COMPLETE COURSE

CRACKING THE DETROIT CODE - COMPLETE COURSE
Cracking The Detroit Code is a unique, 13 lesson course , by Paul Wolfe, containing a detailed analysis of the stylistic devices pioneered by James Jamerson. Cracking The Detroit Code analyzes the bass lines created in the confines of the infamous Snakepit - Motown's legendary Studio A. These bass lines have been deconstructed and during this course you'll learn how to create bass lines from the ground up in this style in a highly detailed and thorough step-by-step system. Whether you like Motown-style music or loathe it is irrelevant. The approach to bass lines that was developed in Studio A is just as applicable to other genres like rock, pop, neo-soul, country, "smooth" jazz, jazz fusion, reggae and more. The course includes videos, PDFs, action plans, (Band In A Box) audio files and access to Paul himself for any specific questions you may have, to help get the most from the program. Comes with a full 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

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Cracking The Detroit Code is a unique, 13-lesson course, by Paul Wolfe, containing a detailed analysis of the stylistic devices pioneered by James Jamerson. Cracking The Detroit Code analyzes the bass lines created in the confines of the infamous Snakepit, Motown's legendary Studio A. These bass lines have been deconstructed and during this course you'll learn how to create bass lines from the ground up in this style in a highly detailed and thorough step-by-step system. Whether you like Motown-style music or loathe it is irrelevant. The approach to bass lines that was developed in Studio A is just as applicable to other genres like rock, pop, neo-soul, country, "smooth" jazz, jazz fusion, reggae and more. The course includes videos, PDFs, action plans, (Band In A Box) audio files and access to Paul himself for any specific questions you may have, to help get the most from the program. Comes with a full 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

COURSE SCHEDULE AND CONTENT
Each lesson will be delivered at weekly intervals. Here's the detailed course schedule:
Lesson 1: Day 1 - Taking the 5th And Early Chromaticism. Lesson 1 starts out looking at the different uses of the 5th. Even in this early period though there were signs of what was to come. You'll start exploring chromatic approach notes. This lesson will focus on early '60s- style shuffle bass lines.

Lesson 2: Day 11 - Injecting Left Hand Rhythm. In Lesson 2 you're going to look at some busier shuffle-style lines. And you'll look at injecting some rhythmic intensity through the use of rakes, pull offs and open strings. Although the shuffle lines you're going to look at are still relatively basic, these techniques are crucial to master in preparation for the rhythmically complex lines you'll be looking at later on in the course.

Lesson 3: Day 21 - Melodic Building Blocks. In Lesson 3 you'll be adding some melodic building blocks to your toolbox. You'll be looking at patterns using the Root, 5th, 6th and minor 7th. Plus you'll be throwing in some octaves. And some chordal connection patterns. And the rhythmic pulse for this lesson will be the mid- '60s uptempo 8th note style bass line.

Lesson 4: Day 31 - Expanding the Toolbox. In Lesson 4 you'll still be working in an 8th note rhythmic pulse, but the lines you are looking at are getting more complex. You're adding in chromatic connectors, chord anticipations and 3rd Drops.

Lesson 5: Day 41 - 8th Notes to 16th Notes. In Lesson 5 of the Course you're starting the transition from 8th note based lines to 16th note based lines. And looking at how to do that. This lesson looks at rhythmic displacement and the root-5th-octave bounce.

Lesson 6: Day 51 - The "Lazy" Open String. In Lesson 6 you're going to be focusing on how using the "lazy" open-string approach allows you to really move your rhythmic intensity up a notch. Plus you'll be looking at "raking" and pull-offs in a 16th note context.

Lesson 7: Day 61 - Stop And Go/Up And Down. In Lesson 7 you're going to look at two techniques to add dramatic interest to your bass lines. You'll look at them individually, and then you'll combine them for greater effect.

Lesson 8: Day 71 - Developing Rhythmic Vocabulary/Bringing It All Together. In Lesson 8 you'll look at how to develop rhythmic vocabulary and then move on to bringing it all together and creating complex yet emotionally satisfying bass lines.

Lesson 9: Day 81 - Applying the Detroit Code To Other Genres Part 1 In Lesson 9 you'll take the Detroit Code and apply it to 8th note based rock (both swing and shuffle). And to simple 8th note based reggae.

Lesson 10: Day 91 - Applying the Detroit Code To Other Genres Part 2 . In Lesson 10 you'll take the Detroit Code and apply it to 16th note based rock, and especially the funk/rock hybrid pioneered by Flea!

Lesson 11: Day 101 - Applying the Detroit Code to Other Genres Part 3. In the final lesson of Cracking The Detroit Code you'll be looking at applying the Detroit Code to neo-soul, smooth jazz, and some funky-fusion type tracks.

Lesson 12: Day 111 - Song Analysis Case Study . In Lesson 12 you're going to look at a Jamerson bass line and I'll show you the kind of information that you can take from a bass line and then how to create exercises from small snippetts of information that go to the nth degree. Once you've then seen how to do this you can do this for ANY song.

Lesson 13: Day 121 - Origin Exercises. You've covered a lot of ground in the course. And if you've implemented the Deliberate Composition exercises then you should be assimilating the different devices that Jamerson brought to electric bass playing. In Lesson 13 I'm going to detail a bunch of exercises that are a specific kind of technique exercises; these exercises are designed to practice and assimilate each of the devices that we've looked at over the duration of the course.


FEATURES OF THE COURSE
PDF and Video Learning - When learning new musical concepts, the combination of PDF version of the lesson with video presentations gives you a fuller understanding than either medium on its own. The PDF version allows you to zero in on particular points and read and re-read them. And the Video Presentation allows you to hear the musical examples in context to complete your theoretical understanding.

All Musical Examples Played On The Video Presentations - When you see musical examples notated out you can't always imagine how they're going to sound. That's why every piece of musical notation in the CTDC lessons is played on the video presentation portion of the lesson.

Teaches A Complex Musical Style In Easily Absorbable, Simple Units - If you've ever listened to some of Jamerson's later virtuosic bass lines you might be concerned that this level of playing is simply light years beyond YOUR current level. In CTDC, the elements of Jamerson's style are taken apart and presented in easy to absorb and easy to learn sections. Complex bass lines are created by combining and layering these distinct elements.

Action Plans For Each Lesson - Taking the learning from each lesson and implementing it is vital for a full understanding. Detailed Action Plans systematize the implementing of the lesson material in step by step fashion.

Unique Compositional Exercises - How can I play bass lines that rock the house is a question I get asked a lot.The spontaneous creation of complex and emotionally satisfying bass lines is the goal of most bass players. In CTDC we use a unique compositional exercise called Deliberate Composition which will not only help you assimilate the different devices taught in the lessons, but can be viewed as "Spontaneous Composition In Slow Motion." Over time it will lead to the development of interesting spontaneous bass lines.

Clear Teaching Progression From Simple To Complex - Some of Jamerson's later bass lines are almost unplayable feats of virtuosity, but he didn't start out producing lines of this level of complexity. The lessons of CTDC track his Motown career closely; his early Motown lines are relatively simple. As Jamerson grew more confident he developed and used more devices in his lines, until he reached the heights of lines like Home Cooking, Darling Dear and For Once In my Life. CTDC tracks and mimics that structure.

Musical Examples Presented In Notation And Tab - If you don't read music you might think that you won't have full access to the learning of CTDC. All musical examples are provided with both standard notation and tab so that non-readers can follow along and benefit too.

The 'Musical Language' Applies To Other Musical Genres. - What if you don't want to play in an old skool R&B style? Although these devices were developed in this context, they can be applied to just about every genre of music. In the later lessons of the course we'll look at how these devices work in rock, funk, country and even hip hop.

Bass-less songs cover EVERY key center - There are 50 'bass-less' songs to accompany the course. Each of these songs is notated out and presented in score form so you can print out these blank scores and write down your own compositions. And then when you've created a composition there is a bass less MP3 for you to play along with.

Adding Left Hard And Right Hand Articulations - Jamerson's complex lines were facilitated by his use of left and right hand articulations so that he could play complex passages at fast tempos. We'll incorporate techniques such as the rake and the open-string pull-off to create faster passages without stretching your current technique level.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q - I don't read music. I'm worried that I won't be able to access the information
A - All the music examples are presented in notation AND tab, so non-readers can access the information. Additionally all the examples are played in the video portion of each lesson so you can HEAR how it sounds too.

Q - I want to play a different genre of music, so I'm concerned that the material won't be relevant to me.
A - The material is relevant to just about every genre of music. James Jamerson was the first guy to take the principles of jazz bass line creation and adapt them for a pop context, and all these principles work (and are used) for Blues, Rock, Country, Reggae, Pop and any other genre you can think of. Except maybe Death Metal. If you're into Death Metal, maybe this course is not for you.

Q - I'm still a relative beginner and James Jamerson played some virtuoso lines. I don't think I'm up to that.
A - The Course is taught in a linear, simple to complex fashion. Even if some of the later lessons are beyond your current technique levels, you can actually start working on them as a way to develop your technique further. (And the information available in the first five lessons of the course will be accessible to just about everyone and will revolutionize the way you think about creating bass lines.)

Q - I'm a busy guy (or girl). I'm not sure I have the time for a detailed tuition program.
A - Although the Lessons are delivered at weekly intervals you can take the course at your own pace. Indeed, to apply the Action Plans for each lesson at the depth I suggest will take most players longer than a week. There's no imperative to study at the publication schedule.

Q - I know this is a non-interactive course. What if I have questions about the course material?
A - I'm always around to answer questions. All you need to do is drop me an email or hit me up on Facebook.

Q - My internet connection isn't the fastest. I'm concerned about being able to stream the video portions of the course.
A - The best way to use the video portions of the lesson isn't to stream them, it's to download them and then watch/study with them without regard for the Internet. If your connection is slow you can set the video portion of a lesson downloading overnight while you sleep.

Q - I don't know a great deal about music theory. I'm concerned this will limit the effectiveness of what's being taught.
A - There is a minimum level of music theory required to successfully understand the course. But it's very basic. If you know what a major third is, or a minor third, or a sixth, and understand how to find them on your bass then your level of theory is probably good enough to take the course. (If what I just said is meaningless jargon, then you need to study some basic theory first.)


TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR CRACKING THE DETROIT CODE
Format - The videos are in M4V format, so they'll play in the majority of media players. My recommendation is that you play them in either Quicktime or iTunes. Both programs are available on Mac and PCs. Because the videos are in M4V format you can also transfer them to video compatible iPods or iPhones. The PDF files can be read (and printed out) in whatever PDF reader you use. If you don't have one, Adobe has a free downloadable reader available. The MP3 files can be loaded onto any MP3 player or burned to CD.

Delivery - All the course components are downloadable. You will receive an email with links to the different files in each lesson by autoresponder. Lesson 1 will automatically start within 5 to 10 minutes of you entering your email on the Thank You page and then confirming your address. And the following lessons will be delivered at weekly intervals.

Payment Methods - All payments are via PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account they are extremely easy to set up and use, or you can pay securely by credit card.

Currency - All payments are in US Dollars. Paypal will convert the USD amount to your own currency when you get your credit card statement. In some cases, depending on where you're from, you may be able to see the conversion rate in your own currency before you pay (this feature is not available for all currencies though).

Compatibility - All M4V files, MP3 files and PDF files are compatible for both Macs and PCs. If you have any issues, don't hesitate to email me and I'll help you sort them out.

Support - If you're having trouble downloading the different parts of each lesson, or finding software to open it, all you need to do is email me. I'll get back to you with answers and help as soon as possible.


MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
There are only two things in life guaranteed: death and taxes. But I can offer a couple of guarantees of my own to add to those. The first guarantee is that if you do nothing with the information I provide you, don't implement the step by step action plans, don't use the bass-less songs and create some deliberate compositions, don't start applying the information to your bass, then I absolutely guarantee you that you won't get any better at the bass guitar. And that your understanding of how to create bass lines that rock the house won't improve.

The second guarantee is if you're unsure whether this material is for you then I can make it as near to risk-free as possible. If you find within 30 days of purchasing Cracking The Detroit Code that this course is not for you, then simply drop me an email and I'll refund you 100%, no questions asked.
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