NEWSLETTER: May 2020
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS -- CONTINUED
Yes, it's going to go on for a while. And while it does, we can do best by ourselves and our loved ones by staying cheerful and productive. Learn some new songs or explore some new techniques. Books and music are Good Things in a lockdown! Consider our EBOOKS especially, which come as quick and easy downloads.
Stay safe. Play on. Be well.
NEW BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS EBOOK: BEST OF THE BEE GEES
The Gibb brothers began singing in their native England and then Australia in the late '50s, were pop-rock stars in the late '60s, and became disco kings in the late '70s.
BEST OF THE BEE GEES
|See all Aidan Hampson bass music transcription ebooks
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together."
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.
PURPOSEFULLY DISTRACT YOURSELF
Creating Concert-Like Conditions at Home
Standing on stage feels very different than playing bass in your practice space. In addition to seeing an audience and having to perform in unfamiliar surroundings, you’ll often encounter distractions during a performance. You name it, and some musician has had to deal with it at some time or other. Common distractions include:
· In concert halls: sneezing, coughing, cell phones ringing, someone getting up and walking out, applause when you least expect it.
· In clubs and restaurants: flash photography, noisy espresso makers, big screen TV’s, bathroom doors slamming, the venue’s music system coming on while you’re playing.
MAKE YOURSELF UNCOMFORTABLE
Knowing That You Can Perform No Matter What
One aspect of the music world that doesn’t get talked about often is how uncomfortable the performance environment can be. From freezing cold dressing rooms to hot lights on stage, concert conditions can have a damaging effect on you and your bass. Extreme temperatures, humidity, dryness, and bad lighting are all part of the realities of playing in public. Musicians have almost no control over these conditions.
So, in your practice room you need to prepare yourself for the discomforts of being on stage. Try playing under these circumstances for one practice session each this week:
· Blast your air conditioning. Or, if it’s winter, don’t turn on your heat. Cold temperatures make it difficult to move your fingers, and your instrument’s frets and strings will feel cold to the touch. If it’s very cold, your strings will tighten up, causing your bass to go sharp.
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
Cool Blues Lick Using All 12 Keys
This clever blues pattern works up and down the neck catching all 12 keys.
The play-along video includes TAB, and has an accompaniment-only
section to let you carry the line on your own.
Video Play-Along: Cool Blues Lick in all 12 Keys
| Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 1
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, begins an introduction to the many uses of melodic minor modes.
Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Slap Basic Patterns, Part 2
Jaime builds on his introduction to slap technique.
EADG 4: Part 45
Inspiring Practice Spaces
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, discusses how to make your practice space inspirational.
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Cheers, and be well.
The BassBooks.com crew