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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOK: THE BLUES BROTHERS
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd created The Blues Brothers as a popular series of musical-comedy sketches on Saturday Night Live. That grew into the cult-classic movie, which featured jazz, rock, and R&B musical numbers by Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, John Lee Hocker and more.
THE BLUES BROTHERS
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QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline."
--Bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn playing himself in The Blues Brothers (1980)
FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE on Tuesday, January 28. Time will be 9:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips to help any bass player improve and grow.
This critical guidance is from his excellent ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
EXAGGERATE YOUR INTENTIONS
Making Obvious Changes to Your Sound
Imagine yourself on stage, moving toward the most exciting part of the whole concert. You’re getting louder and louder until your song erupts at the peak moment of your performance. Does the audience notice? They might hear nothing more than a slight change in volume from medium to medium loud.
The audience is not aware of your intentions. They are hearing this music for the first time, even if you’ve experienced it five-hundred times. In order for listeners to notice your expressiveness, your intentions must be clear, obvious, and over the top.
SHOOT A VIDEO
Seeing Yourself in a New Light
If you saw yourself performing, would you like what you see? Whenever you play your bass, your only perspective is subjective—what it feels like to play from the inside. You have no idea what you objectively look and sound like from the outside. Seeing yourself on video gives you this advantage.
The most important benefit of video is the sudden and powerful realization that your technique must undergo immediate modification to improve your bass playing. This urgent feeling will strike like a bolt of lightning when you watch yourself. No matter how many times your teacher or another musician has suggested a specific improvement, mere words have no way of describing what you’ve been unable to feel while you play. When you see the issue onscreen, the need for change will be obvious and overwhelming.
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FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS
This month features the following additions to our Free Stuff section: :
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.
Bass Transcription of a
in Intervals of Thirds
Eric offers this musical way to pracice sales: in intervals of thirds. This exercise uses the keys of C and G Major.
| Explicit vs. Implied 2
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, considers what is and isn't apparent in chord notation.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime offers broken thirds as a useful pattern for playing scales for warmup and exercise.
EADG 4: Part 26
Adam's Apple and the Fender Jazz Bass
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, works out a Fender Jazz Bass on the Aerosmith song, Adam's Apple.
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