Learn the art of creating a solid fingerstyle funk bass groove. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned bass player, this workshop will help you learn many of the bass lines and styles found in your favorite funk tunes, and inspire you to experiment with your own creations. Learn to: use fingerstyle funk technique, including hand position, tips for muting, and getting a good fingerstyle funk sound; play 69 solid funk riffs, set in both traditional notation and tablature; develop your own funk lines; identify the notes, scales, and chords used funk; listen and jam along with funk grooves by playing along with the included CD; and much more. Each lesson contains several practice exercises, a funk song using the lines, and play-along tracks on the accompanying CD. Also included in each lesson is a section for you to write out your own bass grooves. Groove with attitude and confidence. Take your bass playing to the next level with Fingerstyle Funk Bass Lines!
Anyone with a knowledge of basic chords and guitar scales can dig right in and learn to play jazz right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques. The clearly organized lessons add up to a step-by-step, enjoyable method supplemented by full-length etudes or songs with every new concept. Beginning concepts span from major scale and basic triad theory all the way to extended chords and the modes. For the intermediate player, this book can help with the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in such jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and even funk. You will then master the art of playing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of a song simultaneously, making your guitar the ultimate jazz solo instrument. The book concludes with advanced techniques for improvisation. Whether you are starting to learn jazz guitar or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Jazz Guitar Method Complete is all you´ll ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.
MODERN DRUMMING is a practical educational concept that has been proven through many years of teaching and is ideally suited for both drum lessons and self-study. Next to the motivational aspect and the fun of making music, the pedagogic and didactic aspect of truly meaningfully and effectively conveying the contents is the primary focus. Intended for drummers of all levels from beginners to advanced players, MODERN DRUMMING 1 consolidates the most important factors of modern drumming and provides an effective methodology for learning all relevant musical styles. Much value is placed on the advancement of your creativity and the development of your own style. MODERN DRUMMING 1 teaches all standard rhythms used in modern music, covering virtually all musical styles: rock, pop, hard rock, heavy metal, jazz, Latin, fusion, R&B, funk, hip-hop, jungle, house, drums ´n´ bass etc. There is also a chapter on fills and licks, and double bass drum technique is covered extensively, as are the relevant rudiments. The book is conceived in such a way that you are not forced to struggle with monotonous exercises forever, but can quickly begin playing rhythms and fills on the drum set. Several drum solos, as well as play-along songs recorded by a live band, allow you to practically apply what you´ve learned: you begin making music right away, just like in a band. ´´Of all the drums books I´ve seen today, this drum school with CD ist the absolute top´´ (musicmagazine Workshop)