Bass Instruction A walking bass line is the most common approach to jazz bass playing, but it is also used in rock music, blues, rockabilly, R B, gospel, Latin, country and many other types of music The term walking is used to describe the moving feeling that quarter notes create in the bass part The specific goal of this book is to familiarize players with the techniques used to build walking bass lines and to make them aware of how the process works Through the use of 90 minutes worth of recorded rhythm tracks available online using the unique code in the book, players will have the opportunity to put the new learning directly into action This book literally gives bassists the tools they need to build their own walking bass lines....
|Title||:||Building Walking Bass Lines (Bass Builders) Bk/Online Audio|
|Publisher||:||Hal Leonard Pap Com edition May 1, 1995|
|Number of Pages||:||64 pages|
|File Size||:||774 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Building Walking Bass Lines (Bass Builders) Bk/Online Audio Reviews
I have several Bass books by Ed Friedland published by Hal Leonard. What I've found with all of them is you can go through the exercises and be satisfied with what they present or use them as a starting point, to explore and expand more possibilities and information then given in the lessons. For me it has made learning how to play the bass personal and with the help of these books it has made it doable. This book is no exception. In my opinion it will guide me through how bass lines are are formed and used, but it will be up to me explore more. I do feel however that basic music theory and sight reading would be a big help for those thinking about getting it. I would place this book as an advanced beginner. Great book, looking forward to working more with it.
Shorter than I expected but it didn't take long to realize that it's packed in spite of this simplicity; bare bones instructions, Ed lays out how you'll get the most from it & his words are to be taken seriously (although most of us try to skirt the "rules" on most everything!). The workbook aspect--reading music, transcribing the CD tracks, fiddling w/ creating one's own lines--makes it well worth the time. I haven't even made it to the halfway point but am already experiencing, hearing, and approaching playing differently. I mean that in a good way. I probably should have purchased this when I first heard about, would have advanced my abilities a lot faster, but now is as good a time as any.
This is a great book for bass players of all skill levels. I bought this book as a beginner, and I didn't understand most of it. Years later, I dug out this book, and read through it. This book gives you ideas. It gives you different approaches to creating beautiful basslines. This book, however, will require patience and discipline. As a young buck trying to learn the bass, I know I didn't have the patient to go through this exercise. But, I strongly recommend it. Build your chops, and become a better player by listening to others and listening to Ed's ideas.
It teaches enough that you come away knowing how little you know about the subject. Nevertheless, if you are in situation where you suddenly need to back a jazz blues jam or Autumn Leaves, you ought to do fine.
This book explained the principals of walking bass and made it clear to me. I have taken the course slowly and played along the music that was given.
Great book on how to build walking bass lines. He takes you through the basics all the way to using the chords and scales to build your lines. You have exercises to do where you use the principles you just learned to build your own bass lines - great way to learn how to do this since there is no "school" solution. While the books is jazzed focus the principles apply to rock as well. I have found it to be an excellent book for a novice bass player.
I am a guitarist of many years who has started dabbling in playing bass (out of curiosity and recording necessity) and this book is just perfect for improving my bass fundamentals and my ear for harmony. No special knowledge theoretical is required going in, Friedland explains everything you need to know in the introduction, although approaching it knowing a LITTLE bit of theory (like intervals and the circle of fifths) will make it easier to process the examples.
I'm just leaning the electric bass so this is helping . I played ( at ) the stand-up bass years ago , so I know were the notes are but not much more. This book helps me to put them in the right place.