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NEW EBOOK: NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS
Nothing is more fun than a great setlist of new country favorite hits. Country Girl (Shake It for Me), Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy), Tennessee Whiskey, Wagon Wheel -- More than Three Chords and the Truth, these country songs and the artists who recorded them represent a current take on Americana.
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
"I thought, well . . . what else could you do? You might even be able to play notes that aren’t in the chord . . . or maybe even a little tune through the chords that doesn’t exist anywhere else. Maybe I can have an independent melody."
ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
USE A TIMER
Freeing Yourself from Watching the Clock
Timers have a bad reputation with musicians. You may have visions of parents putting a timer on top of a piano and telling their young child to keep practicing until the timer goes off. This technique is a sure way to take the joy out of playing music.
One positive use of a timer is to decide exactly how long you want to practice and to set your timer when you start. Unlike the parent scenario above, you are making the decision to play the bass. It’s not being forced on you. This is a crucial difference. Setting a timer for the duration of your practice session does wonders for your concentration if you are very busy, easily distracted, or just unmotivated.
Another timer technique helps you develop the high level of focus needed to have major breakthroughs in your bass playing. Here’s how this technique works:
1. Pick one item to work on. This could be a single scale or exercise, a very specific section of a song, or something you’ve been avoiding. Choose just one item.
KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR METRONOME
Going Beyond the Simple Quarter-Note Click
Metronomes are great tools for busy bass players. They help you play evenly, achieve tempo goals, discover sections that need more focused practicing, and train your muscles to play without making mistakes.
Try using your metronome to do more than simply click quarter notes. To keep your practicing fresh and to learn faster than ever, try these metronome tricks:
· Modern metronomes can subdivide accurately for you, and it’s great to hear eighth notes, sixteenth notes, or triplets when you need them.
· Have your metronome click less frequently than quarter notes, forcing you to fill in the other beats mentally.
· For music in three, have the metronome click only the downbeat. You’ll need to count and feel the other beats.
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
All Summer Long
by Kid Rock
This is the bass line for Kid Rock's song, All Summer Long, off the 2007 album Rock n Roll Jesus.
See nine more great country hits in Eric Beaulé's ebook:
NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS.
| 1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues with the 1:4 rhythm ratio by presenting two sixteenth notes beamed to one eighth note, and one eighth note beamed to two sixteenth notes.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Recording the Bass
Jaime offers an introduction to recording with modern technology.
|EADG 4: Part 66
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, walks you through scales in the various modes, and shows how they will tell you the key.
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