NEWSLETTER: July 2020
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
NEW BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS EBOOK: THE BEACH BOYS
Especially this summer, we can't all go to the beach and frolic in the sun and surf. But we can celebrate a musical tradition that grew innocently out of the Southern California '60s beach scene.
THE BEACH BOYS
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QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"I still believe something is right only when it feels right."
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.
IGNORE NEGATIVE CRITICISM
Dismissing People Who Don't Care About You
No one ever achieved greatness without dismissing the glaring criticism of others. And, there will always be criticism. You must develop a thick skin about your bass playing and learn to focus on your own internal process of practicing and improving.
Here is a guideline: You should only heed advice from people who have your best interests at heart.
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
Experiencing Music in the Dark
Do you depend too heavily on visual information to play accurately? Some bassists can’t play at all without looking at their left hand. If you’re stuck watching your fretboard as you perform, you’re missing out on what music is really all about: sound.
One of the best ways to focus on your sound is to practice in a completely dark room. When you try this, make sure you literally cannot see your hand in front of your face. Once you’ve grown accustomed to being in the dark, try playing some music you know well. How do you feel?
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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
Chord Tone Bass Workout in C7
Here's a wide-range workout that uses the whole fretboard.
This play-along video includes TAB, and plays the exercise at various speeds.
Video Play-Along: Chord Tone Bass Workout #1: C7
| Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 3
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues digging into the modal magic of the melodic minor scale.
Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
The Scale/Mode Approach Method
Jaime explains how to use scales and modes as colors in creating walking bass lines.
EADG 4: Part 32
Questions: Short Scale Bass
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, discusses the history and benefits of the short-scale bass.
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Cheers, and be well.
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