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Bass guitar lessons - learn to play the bass guitar or improve your skills with instructional videos. Learn the theories, philosophies, styles, sounds and techniques.
The Best of Lennon & McCartney for Bass Guitar Video
DVD Only - $19.95 Composer: Bob Efford. Artist: John Lennon, Paul McCartney. Hosted by in-demand L.A. session man and U.K. native Bob Efford, this DVD takes players note-by-note through McCartney's masterfully composed bass lines in these eight Beatles classics: All My Loving • Come Together • Day Tripper • Eight Days a Week • Hey Bulldog • I Want You (She's So Heavy) • Nowhere Man • and Paperback Writer.
DVD - All Region.
Play Bass Today! CD/Book Pack Level 1
CD/Book - $9.95 Teach yourself to play the easy way! This method gets beginners playing the bass at their own pace through easy-to-understand instruction and a great CD featuring instruction and 99 demo tracks complete with background accompaniments. You'll learn songs, riffs and scales; all musical styles; playing tips and techniques; how to read standard notation and tablature; and much more. Perfect for all ages!
Play Bass Today! Level 1 Video
Composer: Chris Kringel. This DVD can be used as a supplement to the Play Bass Today! Level 1 book, or alone as a great introduction to the bass guitar. Simply follow along with the songs in the booklet as you watch the teacher on the DVD. This complete guide to the basics covers: songs, riffs and scales; all musical styles; and playing tips and techniques, with all examples in standard notation and tablature. Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of bass music!
DVD - All Region.
Nathan East - The Business of Bass Video
DVD Only - $24.95 Nathan East takes you into the studio and behind the scenes to learn and see first-hand what it takes to be a professional musician. East has collaborated and toured with some of the most famous stars in the industry, including Clapton, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Babyface, Billy Preston and David Foster. With these artists and others, The Business of Bass covers the demands and rewards of making music for a living, both in live performance and studio sessions. Bonus tracks include: interactive Q&A • professionals' workshop with Harvey Mason and Nathan East • rare concert performances by Fourplay featuring Nathan East, Bob James, Harvey Mason and Larry Carlton.
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes. DVD - All Region.
Slap Bass - The Ultimate Guide Video
DVD Only - $19.95 This DVD is the ultimate source for learning the secrets of funk bass, in a player-friendly menu format. Covers: instruction on slapping, popping, left-hand integration, dead notes, and more dangerous techniques; a dedicated groove for each new technique; grooving with a drum machine; funk history – the hallowed grooves of the Funk Triumvirate; slow demos, tips on sound, and creating your own grooves; and much more! Includes a booklet with notation and tab for all examples.
DVD - All Region.
Beginning Bass Vol. 1 Video
DVD - $9.95 Parts of the bass are described, as well as how to tune, how to play with fingers or with a pick, right- and left-hand positioning, bass lines (from root, 5th) to walking bass lines, getting good tone, scales, and more.
29 mins. DVD - All Region.
Beginning Bass Vol. 2 Video
DVD - $9.95 Beginning Bass Volume 2 graduates to the intermediate level further building a stronger foundation. The video runs approximately 30 minutes. It is taught by Larry Antonino who has performed with Jeff Beck, Chaka Khan, The Jazz Crusaders, etc.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
Flea - Adventures in Spontaneous Jamming & Techniques Video
VHS - $19.95 99 cents
DVD - $19.95 Flea, thrash funk master of Red Hot Chili Peppers, presents an introspective and live performance improvisation with drummer Chad Smith in this video hosted by River Phoenix. Flea discusses the theories, philosophies, styles, sounds and techniques he uses when performing in the style he's famous for: slapping, plucking, thumping, and popping, bringing together rock, funk, punk, jazz, and Latin like never before.
55 mins Flea VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
Advanced Bass Grooves Video
DVD - $9.95 In this video you will learn a fantastic selection of today's bass grooves, fills, and licks. You will learn sliding harmonics, two-hand chord extensions, and two-hand interval tapping. This video takes you step by step through thumping, choking, snapping, and slapping.
30 mins. DVD - All Region.
Bass Day 1998 Video
This history-making event in NYC featured 4 of the world's most celebrated bassists. Captured here are: Michael Manring playing solo pieces on four different instruments (sometimes simultaneously!); Andy Gonzalez in a scorching set of Afro-Cuban favorites; Francis Rocco Prestia playing Tower of Power classics; and Victor Wooten's set of music ranging from funk to beautiful ballads. Also includes an award presentation to bass legend Milt Hinton and an amazing jam featuring the entire lineup, plus John Patitucci and Oteil Burbridge.
Special DVD feature: photo gallery available using the web link function.
105 mins. DVD - All Region.
Victor Wooten Live at Bass Day 1998 Video
VHS - $24.95 99 cents
DVD - $29.95 Named Bass Player Magazine's Player of the Year for the past two years, Victor Wooten is a musician of incredible depth. Here, accompanied by his brother Elijah (Regi) Wooten on guitar and Kelly Gravely on drums, he presents an amazing set of diverse music, from serious funk to classic performances of 'Amazing Grace' and 'Norwegian Wood.' Otiel Burbridge joins him on stage for a tour de force finale. Victor also discusses his thoughts on music and provides an in-depth lesson & exercises on his technique.
Special DVD Features: an additional 60-minute interview in which Victor discusses the techniques he is working on now • influences (including Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Jaco, Curtis Mayfield and Prince) • a multi-language feature to view the DVD in Spanish, German and Japanese • a beautiful unaccompanied solo by Victor.
VHS - 80 mins. DVD - 140 mins. VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
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