NEWSLETTER: June, 2018
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MORE NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS
Aidan Hampson adds four more titles to his collection of bass transcription ebooks. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.
|See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks|
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream."
ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
STRETCH OUT BEFORE YOU WORK OUT
Bassists as Athletes
Physical comfort when playing your instrument is crucial. And, your actions before and after you play can be just as important. Too often, bassists just pick up their instrument, play something really difficult, and then walk away with no regard to the demands they place on their bodies.
You may not regard your bass playing as an athletic endeavor. After all, your heartbeat generally won’t rise to its target exercise rate, and you may not sweat while you play. But, your muscles, joints, and spine are all being taxed. Make sure your body is ready for this physical demand before you start playing music.
Like all good athletes, bass players should stretch out before practicing or playing. It’s a great idea to stretch afterwards also.
PRACTICE IN FRONT OF A MIRROR
Seeing Yourself from the Outside
When you practice, you may feel that your technique is strong and you’re playing efficiently. It would be interesting to know if someone watching you would agree.
You should have the means to see yourself practice. A quick, simple way to get this external view is to practice in front of a mirror. By looking in the mirror, you’ll see if your physical technique is getting in the way of creating the sound you desire. Look for these specific issues in the mirror:
· Posture: Sit or stand so that your spine is fully supported.
· Tension: Watch for raised shoulders, clenched jaw, a forceful grip, tight neck, or unnatural positioning of your arms or hands. Even raised eyebrows could be evidence of tension.
See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.
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
Hell on the Heart
by Eric Church
This is the bass line for Eric Church's popular Hell on the Heart, off the 2009 album Carolina.
See lots more Eric Church bass lines in Eric Beaulé's ebook:
ERIC CHURCH BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS.
| 1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia,continues to build on his previous rhythm lessons by introducing the 1:4 rhythm ratio, one beat with four counting parts.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Grooving with the Root
Jaime demonstrates how rhythmic variations allow grooving on a single note, the root.
|EADG 4: Part 58
Scale Patters: The Bird
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates and discusses an athletic scale pattern he calls, "The Bird."
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