The Jazz Bass Book

Technique and Tradition

Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover Media Online
Author: John Goldsby

More than a player's manual, this book portrays jazz bass as a vital element of 20th century American music. Citing examples from key recordings in the jazz canon, the book defines the essence of the musical contributions made by more than 70 important jazz bassists, including Ray Brown, Eddie Gomez, Charles Mingus, Milt Hinton and many others. Bassists get expert guidance on mastering proper technique, practice methods and improvisation, plus new insight into the theoretical and conceptual aspects of jazz. The companion online audio features bass plus rhythm section which allows readers to hear technical examples from the book, presented in slow and fast versions. It also offers play-along tracks of typical chord progressions and song forms and written notation samples.

$29.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00330977
ISBN: 9780879307165
UPC: 073999309775
Publisher Code: 0879307161
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
228 pages

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