NEWSLETTER: June 2020
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BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS -- STILL
As states and communities begin creeping out of lockdown, we still need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and not race too quickly back into normalcy. Keep a good attitude by playing your instrument and learning some new songs and techniques. Books and music are Good Things! In particular, consider our EBOOKS, which come as quick and easy downloads.
Stay safe. Play on. Be well.
NEW BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS EBOOK: BILL WITHERS
When Bill Withers started recording in 1970, he didn't quit his day job in an aircraft assembly plant. And in 1985, he walked away from the music business to pursue other interests.
|See all Aidan Hampson bass music transcription ebooks
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"Don’t cheat yourself out of music. Music is one thing. The music business is another thing. Let your reward be in the doing of 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.
PRACTICE IN YOUR CONCERT CLOTHES
Making Sure You're Ready for the Spotlight
Whether your performance garb is white-tie and tails or ripped jeans and flannel shirt, you need to be sure you can play well in your concert clothes.
Many bassists practice in the comfort of their own home. They wear sweatpants, shorts, T-shirts. Perhaps they’re barefoot. All of this is fine at home. You should feel comfortable when you practice. But, at some point, you’ll need to start thinking about playing in public. This means deciding what to wear on stage.
Stage clothing causes problems for many musicians. There are stories of opera divas whose corsets constrict their breathing and backup singers who can’t sit down in their vinyl mini-skirts.
ATTEND LIVE PERFORMANCES
Going to Concerts Inspires Your Playing
Becoming a great bassist takes more than great practicing. The practice room is a solitary place, and it’s important not to isolate yourself from the real world. You should perform with other musicians and see live music whenever you can.
Attending live performances promotes your growth as an artist, lets you see the world’s finest musicians, and gives you ideas to try in your own performances. You’ll find countless ways to integrate the sights and sounds of a live performance into your bass playing.
The impact of attending live performances on up-and-coming musicians is especially profound. All it takes is one remarkable concert to inspire a renewed commitment to daily practicing, higher standards, and loftier goals.
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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.
Transcription of a
James Jamerson-style Lick Using All 12 Keys
In the style of James Jamerson, here's a Motown-flavored pattern that works through 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: James Jamerson Lick in all 12 Keys
| Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 2
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, introduces the melodic minor dorian mode.
Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Bass Guitar Tunings
Jaime presents the common tuning schemes for 4-, 5-, and 6-string basses.
EADG 4: Part 73
Musical Terms for the Bass Guitar
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explores a range of musical terms as they apply to the bass guitar.
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Cheers, and be well.
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