NEWSLETTER: September, 2019
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
NEW BASS BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG
Here's Stuart Clayton's second collection of bass lines from London's popular funk/acid jazz band. 135 pages with 16 songs from the Travelling Without Moving and Synkronized albums.
THE COMPLETE SCORES
This spectacular new offering presents vocal, guitar, bass and drum parts for 52 songs from four albums. 1040 pages, hardbound in purple velvet, with a slipcase . . . it's a masterwork. Learn the steady Noel Redding bass lines that let Hendrix' guitar playing soar.
VIDEO CELEBRATION: KIND OF BLUE, 60 YEARS ON
It started as just another Miles Davis recording session, as drummer Jimmy Cobb recalled. Who knew that the freewheeling, unrehearsed album they were cutting, Kind of Blue, would become the biggest selling Jazz recording of all time? It is still revered and celebrated 60 years after that August, 1959 session in New York City.
KIND OF BLUE
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"When you go this way, you can go on forever. You don't have to worry about changes . . . It becomes a challenge to see how melodically inventive you are."
--Miles Davis, discussing the modal jazz style pioneered on Kind of Blue
FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on THE SYNCOPATED BASS on Tuesday, September 24. Time will be 9:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PUSH BEYOND YOUR TARGET TEMPO
Making Performing Easier Than Practicing
Every song has a performance tempo—a target you want to hit. After days or weeks of work, you will finally reach it. At that point, you’ll need a new goal: the ability to control the music at your target tempo consistently under any circumstances.
It’s one thing to work up to this tempo in your practice room. But, it’s quite another to have the poise needed to play at this speed during a performance.
If you’ve been diligently practicing and have just barely gotten your music up to speed, you are not yet ready to perform. You never want your performance to be at the very peak of your abilities, a level of bass playing that you only sometimes achieve. You need to be in your comfort zone onstage, fully in control of your music and ready to give your all.
USE YOUR INNER VOICE WISELY
It’s important to use your inner voice carefully. The inner voice often acts as a critic, stating everything you’re doing wrong.
If this voice says anything about you, then you have gotten outside the music and have started to think about yourself while you play. Your job as you play bass is just that—to play the bass. You shouldn’t be thinking about yourself.
Turning off the inner voice is next to impossible. But, you can control this voice and use it to your benefit. The key is to focus your inner voice on the process of playing the bass itself.
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.
Bass Transcription of a
Fun Funky Groove in G
Bass Play-Along video
This bouncy funk line in G sounds good and looks impressive!
| Key vs.
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, helps clarify some confusion over naming.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Next in his study of intervals, Jaime looks at the augmented intervals, which cry out to be resolved!
EADG 4: Part 71
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, introduces a great little technique exercise to give your fingers a fun workout.
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