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Building Jazz Bass Lines

Building Jazz Bass Lines

A jazz quartet is nothing without that smooth double bass line underlying the rest of the group, providing them something to groove with. Ron Carter is a master at the jazz bass and gives you all the help you need in this excellent book and CD package. Everything from which fingering techniques to use when to mastering the fast tempos is covered. You'll soon go from playing along with Ron on the CD to making your own double bass lines that express your style and mood.

In this book/CD pack, bass legend Ron Carter illustrates step by step the basic concepts of creating bass lines; constructing lines using non-harmonic tones and diverse rhythms; playing in fast tempos; and developing tone and pitch. Includes a play-along CD with an all-star rhythm section and isolated bass parts, so players can listen to Ron play the sample written lines, practice them with the CD, then create their own lines with the guitar, piano and drums backing them up.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793586348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793586349
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.7 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 ounces
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Songs included

  • Eight
  • Little Waltz
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