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The Music of Ron Carter

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Mix & Match - Ron Carter's Beginner's Guide to Creating Great Bass Lines

Mix & Match – Ron Carter’s Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Bass Lines

This book is the answer to the question the Maestro is asked over and over by adult beginning bass players and private and public school music teachers of young students.  Simply put, "how do I help my students  (or myself) write good bass lines?  Where to begin?This...
Downbeat Magazine Interview with Ron Carter

Ron Carter’s Bass Lines ‘Connect the Dots’

Ron Carter discusses How His Connect the Dots System Helps to Empower Bassists. DownBeat Magazine recently caught up with Carter and asked him to discuss how his Connect the Dots system helps to empower bassists and keeps them from becoming “stuck.”Carter...
Ron Carter Q&A: June, 2019

Ron Carter’s Next Facebook Live Session

Ron Carter's June Facebook Live Broadcast is now available. Visit the Q&A page to watch the video. The Maestro’s next Facebook Live broadcast is March 5 at 1:00 EST and the topic will be “The 5,000 Note Check Up” Join us on Facebook at...
Jazz Beacon Award

Ron Carter Selected As The First Winner of the Jazz Beacon Award

Ron is selected as the first winner of the  Jazz Beacon Award, conceived by Lewis Nash The Jazz Beacon Award, conceived by drummer Lewis Nash as a way to recognize the important role and contributions these musicians have given to the world of jazz. The...
Ron Carter Meets Bach

Ron Carter Meets Bach

Ron Carter Meets Bach Ron Carter bass choir arrangements of 13 JS Bach compositions for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 basses. Available in 3 volumes. Volume 1:   Gavotte En Rondeau (2 basses), Preludium in C Minor (2 basses),  Wachet, Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme (3...
The Music of Ron Carter Behind The Changes

Ron Carter Behind the Changes

Ron Carter's Behind the Changes For the first time, Ron Carter puts down on paper what he has been doing instinctively for over 50 years. How he comes up with all those famous walking bass lines.Charlie Parker changed the melody - with this book you are...

I think that the bassist is the quarterback in any group,

and he must find a sound that he is willing to be responsible for.

In My Own Words

My responsibility as a bassist and band leader is using every opportunity to create spectacular music.

Join Me At My Next Show

Mr. Carter’s upcoming appearances around the globe, whether as sideman or as leader of his own band(s).

Ron Carter  

Date City Venue Country
10/05/20 - 10/31/20 New York, NY Birdland United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Venue phone: (212) 581-3080. Residency at Birdland NYC (Pending club opening) A week each of Ron Carter’s Big Band, Quartet, Trio and Nonet.

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The best place to start is by listening to … the masters, like Ron Carter and Ray Brown; they wrote the book on walking.
– John Patitucci (Bass Player Magazine, July 2015)

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My Personal Songbook




Golden Striker


Great Big Band


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