NEWSLETTER: April 2020
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
Keep your spirits up and put your stay-at-home time to good use. Learn some new songs or explore some new techniques. We are here to help, and to keep you supplied with books and music. Consider our EBOOKS especially, which come as quick and easy downloads.
Stay safe. Play on. Be well.
NEW BOOK: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE - BASS
A Comprehensive Method for Jazz Style and Improvisation
FOR JAZZ ENSEMBE-
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"If I don't practice for a day, I know it... for two days, the critics know it... three days, the public knows it."
FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
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.
TRANSITION FROM PRACTICING TO PERFORMING
Getting Ready for the Stage
Once you can play all the notes for an upcoming concert, the practice room needs to become a performance preparation room. During this phase, you go from learning to mastery. Mastery means automatically playing your music from start to finish.
These are virtuoso techniques that will make you a performance master:
1. Visualization #1: Hear the music in your head and feel yourself playing it. Any difficulties during your visualization will likely be real issues on stage.
Putting on the Pressure
The previous strategy outlined the crucial transition from practicing to performing. This secret takes it to the next level.
When you walk on stage, you need to be in control and ready to face the pressure of live performing. The best way to do this is to put the pressure on yourself at home—so you’re used to it. The ultimate technique to prepare for a live show is to play a Performance Run-Through. This is the step-by-step process:
1. Schedule Your “Performance”: Don’t just say, “I’ll do it Tuesday.” Tell yourself, “I’m performing Tuesday at 8:15pm.”
See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG
See all our DAVID MOTTO titles
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.
Transcription of a
Rockin' Blues Bass Solo in C
Here's a fun and fast solo line to develop your touch and timing.
This play-along video includes TAB, and has an accompaniment-only
section to let you carry the solo on your own.
Video Play-Along: Rockin' Blues Bass Solo in C
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, discusses the humble pick and its role in bass playing.
Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Slap Basic Patterns, Part 1
Jaime introduces the thumb slap and offers some excercises to perfect it.
EADG 4: Part 34
Proper String Changing Technique
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, walks us through the correct way to change bass strings.
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Cheers, and be well.
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