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Ed Fuqua's new book Walking Bassics

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by ashkenazy, Feb 24, 2008.


  1. ashkenazy

    ashkenazy

    Oct 4, 2007
    http://www.shermusic.com/new/1883217504.shtml
    Based on what he's had to say here about playing lines and learning tunes I'd imaging a book like this from Ed Fuqua would be a valuable resource for the student or teacher.

    Congratulations on getting this published Ed.

    -MA
     
  2. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
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    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    How about that!!

    Sher music, too -- it's not like it's FewCo Publishing

    Man!!
     
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  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Congratulations, Ed! Sher is a class act.
     
  5. Nami

    Nami

    Oct 14, 2005
    Israel
    Looks like a great book. I think i'll buy it.
     
  6. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
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    Creator of: iGigBook, iGigBook Mobile, iGigBook Index, iGigBook Pager
    I love this quote from the linked page. :D

    Does this mean the lines sound authentic but they are not?
     
  7. christ andronis

    christ andronis

    Nov 14, 2001
    Chicago
  8. Congratulations, Ed! The book looks great; I'll pick it up ASAP for my students (and also for myself :D).
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Supporting Member

    I got my copy last week! :)

    I like how it says :

    "Ed Fuqua is a young but already seasoned veteran of the New York Jazz scene.." :eyebrow:



    :D

    Seriously - I am going to use this and the CD, as I have been feeling I need to get back to the basics. :)
     
  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Not responsible for ad copy! :) Or maybe it just means that you don't get a certificate of authenticity?
     
  11. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I think that just means I haven't turned 60 yet!
     
  12. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    Haven't you heard? 60 is the new 30. It still means, though, that if you're over it you can't be trusted.
     
  13. dar512

    dar512

    Mar 25, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Wait, wait. Isn't Ed Fuqua the guy who has two answers "Get a teacher" and "you have to play what you hear"? (Question is not rhetorical. I'm not positive Ed is the guy I'm thinking of)

    And if so, isn't his writing this book kind of ironic?

    Not that I'd let irony stop me from buying the book. :)
     
  14. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Guilty on all counts. Hopefully the couple of sections that talk about how to get to hearing with clarity will address answer number two. But, yes, it IS a book and I still contend that the best way to learn is being in the same room with a living breathing human who can help you. Just call me Bueller.


    Ferrous Bueller.
     
  15. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    How about if I channel you while I teach walking bass to my students using your book?

    "What.... is happening to me?... hair is growing back.... when did I grow facial hair?..... my hands... they're....gigantic......like hams.....like.....giant, smoked, HAMS!!!....." :eek:

    Marcus "Zelig" Johnson
     
  16. dar512

    dar512

    Mar 25, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    It took me a second, but I got the Bueller joke.

    I was just giving you a hard time. It really does sound like something different in the way of "walking bass line" books. I've put it on my amazon wish list.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Supporting Member

    That means there's still hope for me yet! :p
     
  18. Daniel L.

    Daniel L. Guest

    Aug 30, 2002
    Congrats on the book, Ed. Looks pretty cool. I'm planning on picking it up when time and $ permits.
     
  19. wendell

    wendell

    Jun 6, 2007
    Cleveland
    Got my copy of Ed's book yesterday and have had a chance to have a couple workouts with it. I like it very much. Although I am a pretty raw beginner at double bass, I am able to really jump into it and start working with the material which makes it a lot of fun and rewarding. I think this will be a good and long-lasting learning tool.
     
  20. bobnannie

    bobnannie

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ed, I picked up Walking Bassics at Cascio's Interstate Music and thought, "Hey, this is a little thin." But what a wealth of information. Nicely organized and presented. Hip, straightforward lines. Very nice, indeed. It goes right to the top of the pile, and gives me hope. Thanks.
     
  21. I received mine yesterday and spent a great hour or so with it last night. Great book and I look forward to spending several hours a week with it for quite a while.

    Thanks for the effort and good product!
     



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