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The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition (Bass Player Musician's Library)
DescriptionMore than a player's manual, this book portrays jazz bass as a vital element of 20th century American music. Citing examples from key recordings in the jazz canon, the book defines the essence of the musical contributions made by more than 70 important jazz bassists, including Ray Brown, Eddie Gomez, Charles Mingus, Milt Hinton and many others. Bassists get expert guidance on mastering proper technique, practice methods and improvisation, plus new insight into the theoretical and conceptual aspe
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Way good! Thanks for the detail; that'll help me better address your specific goals. I don't think @Wasnex meant to imply that inversions can only be voiced in the way he listed but maybe he'll clarify. In my understanding, you can move the voices to any order and exclude the root and the Perfect 5th and it will still be ... ... more
Thanks for all this, Tom. I'm going to my piano tonight to work on these examples. I know I should get a teacher! It's the final frontier for me. I just need to resolve my aversion to adding anything that might feel like obligation to my schedule, and accept that I may have to do lessons via video chat, despite the fact ... ... more
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