CONSTRUCTING WALKING JAZZ BASS LINES BOOK I WALKING JAZZ BASS LINES - THE BLUES IN 12 KEYS BASS TAB EDITION The " CONSTRUCTING WALKING JAZZ BASS LINES " BASS TABLATURE series of books provides the same knowledge and wealth of information available to the bassist reading bass tab, as there would be for the bassist reading bass clef. The following series of books provides note for note analysis, bass lines and examples as they appear in the standard bass clef volume. The Blues in 12 Keys , Book I in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series is designed to give the aspiring bassist of all levels the tools and devices required to construct professional level jazz bass lines and to build a strong functional awareness of how to function as a professional bassist in any musical setting. The information builds in a stepwise progression enabling the beginning to advanced bassist to gather the necessary tools required to find their own voice as a bassist. The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. Part 1 by demonstrates the various techniques used to provide forward motion into bass lines, while providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. The exercises are designed to give the electric bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the electric bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the blues in F whilst in the first position. This is an excellent technique builder in itself. Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the bassist with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. Included is over 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument. There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass lines whilst never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony. An additional area of interest for the electric bassist reading tab is the inclusion of the bass clef directly above the Bass Tab. This enables the bassist the option of applying their knowledge of tablature to the task of learning to read music. Suitable for bassists of all styles beginner to advanced level.
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