Bass Bible (Book/2-CD Set)
Second Edition
The British bassist Paul Westwood can be called one of the most demanded musician of our time. This book (“The Bass Bible”) was developed through his international work and gathered experience for decades with Tom Jones, Al Jarreau, Janet Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Joe Cocker, Gloria Estefan, the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, producers like Lieber & Stoller and Andrew Lloyd Webber, composers like Hans Zimmer, John Barry and Paul McCartney and worldwide film scores and TV recor ...more
Product Number:
610164E
Format:
Book/2-CD Set
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
288
Binding:
Flex Bound
Size:
8.25 x 11.75
ISBN:
3-9271-9067-5
ISBN13:
978-39271-9067-2
Publisher:
AMA Verlag
Date Published:
12/20/2000
The British bassist Paul Westwood can be called one of the most demanded musician of our time. This book (“The Bass Bible”) was developed through his international work and gathered experience for decades with Tom Jones, Al Jarreau, Janet Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Joe Cocker, Gloria Estefan, the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, producers like Lieber & Stoller and Andrew Lloyd Webber, composers like Hans Zimmer, John Barry and Paul McCartney and worldwide film scores and TV recordings. Paul Westwood, lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, the King's College and the Stowe School, sends the reader with this book (280 pages, 2 accompanying CDs) on a musical adventure, ranging from Jazz towards Soul /R’n’B, Latin riffs to African Music and continues with progressive lines and solo instructions. Westwood describes in great detail the history and feeling of each featured stylistic. The “Bass Bible” (available in German and English) has become THE representative bass music book of the AMA publishing company in a very short amount of time. 

BOOK ONE

- Techniques

- Finger Style

- Soft/Hard Playing

- Tone

- Spanish Style

- Plectrums & Picks

- Nail Playing

- Slap Bass

- The Squeeze

- Right Hand Tapping

- Damping

- Walking 4 and Damping

- Patting

- Harmonics

- Pedals and Effects

49 Steps to Basic Theory

Walking Bass lines 

Scales, Arpeggios and Scale Exercises

- Major Scales

- Minor Scales

- Diatonic Modes

- Arpeggios (Major) 

- Arpeggios (Minor)

- Scale Exercises 

- Swing 4 Basic Changes

- Swing 4 with Chord Extensions 

- Swing 4 with Passing Notes

- Triplet Fills

Chord Sequences and Improvisation

- Contemporary Pop 

- Latin

- Ballad

- Jazz

 

BOOK TWO

Basic Grooves

- 8th Note Basic Grooves

- 16th Note Basic Grooves 

- 12/8 Shuffle Basic Grooves 

Blues and R&B 

- 12/8 Blues and R&B(Shuffle Feel) 

- 4/4 Blues and R& B 

Soul 

JAMES JAMERSON and Motown 

- Bass Fills 

CHUCK RAINEY and Atlantic Records 

JAMES BROWN and Funk 

STANLEY CLARKE 

Rock 

- Straight 8th Note Feel

- Syncopated 8th Note Feel

- 16th Note Feel 

- Shuffle Feel 

 

BOOK THREE 

Latin Music 

Latin Styles 

Latin Riffs

Double Time Latin Riffs 

Latin Riffs - Salsa 

Spanish Flamenco 

Mexican Mariachi 

Cuban Mambo 

Cuban Rock 

Jamaican Reggae 

- Even Feel

- Even Feel, No Downbeat 

- Shuffle Feel 

- Shuffle Feel, No Downbeat 

Colombia 

Brazilian Samba 

Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia 

 

BOOK FOUR

African Music

African Riffs

North Africa & The Middle East

Somalia

Mali

Guinea

Cameroon

Republic of Congo (Zaire)

Zimbabwe

South Africa & Soweto

 

BOOK FIVE 

Boogie Lines

LARRY GRAHAM & MARK KING - Slap Bass

- Slap (Beginners)

- Larry Graham - Slap (Boogie)

- Mark King - Slap (Popping) 

JACO PASTORIUS - Fretless Bass

- Riffs 

- Fretless Bass Solos

Natural Harmonics

- Chordal Harmonics 

- Arpeggio Chord Progressions with Harmonics

Synthesizer Bass

Modern Riffs - Jazz & Progressive Lines

- Modern Riffs

- Jazz & Progressive Lines

 
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