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Instructor Andrew Ford guides you on an illuminating exploration of 8 versatile Walking Bass Performance Studies. The bass lines, techniques and harmonic approaches that you’ll learn across these 8 studies can be used in your own original compositions, arrangements, vamps, jams and creative development.
For each Performance Study, Andrew will give you an overview of the approach, describes its harmonic characteristics and then perform the study. In the breakdown section of each study, Andrew will break it down measure-by-measure emphasizing the techniques you’ll need to perform the walking bass lines as written and then use those techniques and approaches to craft your own lines.
Designed for intermediate and advanced students, these performance studies include tab, notation and practice rhythm tracks...
From bassist Jonathan Dimond:
"On 11 July 2014 Charlie Haden, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, who inspired innumerable musicians (not only bassists!) passed away. I am delighted to announce that the new tribute album to Charlie Haden is now fully released.
50 artists have each contributed a bass solo each (including myself), mostly recorded at Pughouse Studios.
The entire album is now available for sale for a mere $10 charitable donation, with all profits going to Medicins Sans Frontieres.
New York, NY—Aguilar is pleased to announce the Super Double™ pickups.
Available for four, five and six string basses, the Super Double pickups feature two rows of Alnico 5 pole pieces that create a thick yet articulate tone, complete with hum-canceling performance. Paired with Aguilar’s OBP-1, 2 or 3 onboard preamp, bassists will have an aggressive and rich tone palette.
Like all Aguilar pickups, the Super Double pickups are wound in Aguilar’s NYC factory. They feature 42-gauge Formvar wire and Alnico 5 magnets and are a direct replacement for many standard soap bar sizes.
The Super Double pickups will be shipping early April...
Warwick is going to extend its BassCamp to new ranges, with Ladies BassCamp! Starting on Wednesday May 27th and ending on Saturday May 30th, this event is for ladies only. This means students and faculty. Of course some top-class instructors will show up. Antonella Mazza (IT, FR), Divinity Roxx (US), Ariane Cap (AT, US), Chela Harper (CN), Teresa Morini (GB) will talk about topics like "creating a groove", "music theory", "solo bass" and many more. The camp's price of € 499 includes lessons, accommodation, food, shuttle service, a show by the Divinity Roxx Band...
The innovative NitroPack from GHS Strings takes string packaging to new levels by combining the ultimate in airtight protection with an easy and convenient identification process.
GHS are so confident that their strings will arrive with the customer as fresh and brand new as the day they left the factory, that they guarantee to replace, free of charge, any oxidized or corroded strings found in a new NitroPack.
The company’s confidence has been achieved by individually sealing each string into their new durable, tear-resistant NitroPack in a nitrogen environment. This re-engineered packaging system delivers airtight packs that provide an impenetrable barrier to moisture and oxygen. It makes NitroPacks a definitive solution to the age-old problem of the oxidization and corrosion of strings. Whether they are opened immediately or kept in a gig bag for months, the new NitroPacks ensure the best possible tone with a lasting performance.
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Following the incredible reception of the Alnico III NVT Tele pickup set, Nordstrand Pickups has decided to expand the use of Alnico III into a full line of bass pickups. Extensive testing has revealed alnico III to be a fantastic magnet for bass pickups - it's sweeter, more organic, and has a depth and richness that is beguiling and engaging. These characteristics reveal themselves even more when the pickup is pushed to the edge and played hard. Try a set today!
The following pickup models are now available in AlNiCo III....