2 New Books From Ed

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by edfriedland, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Hey folks, timing is everything. These two books, although finished months apart have hit the market the same week!


    Mod edit: removal of spam
  2. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    More goodies from my favourite bass author!
    I'll be adding these to my "required books" list at
    the college for January.

    Rock on, Ed!

  3. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    How about an Ed Friedland TB forum? :cool:
  4. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Sorry Ed, tried to PM you, but couldn't.

    Had to remove post due to spam.
  5. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Props to Ed and his books. Looking forward to checking out the new titles.

    Thanks for Bass Grooves and Reggae Bass!
  6. Helstar


    Nov 26, 2005
    why can't we post when we have books coming out but we can post our bands cd's, and stuff like that heck when I read the post I got excited I have almost all of his books.
    Oh well Ed good job and I will buy your new books if I need them.
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    It all has to do with the commercial user policy. The basic principle is that Ed can't post an ad for the books here, because that would undermine the basic concept of paying for ad space -- which TB depends on for its existence. You missed the big row about it a few months ago, but it's pretty settled now.
  8. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Hey thanks guys. As far as a forum for me here, that's a nice thought, I appreciate it even being mentioned, but at some point in the future, Bass Guitar Magazine will get their website happening (not much to look at right now...) and I'll be heavily involved with that. "Brand-wise" I need to keep that reserved for my employers. But, of course that doesn't stop me from taking part in any forum that interests me.

    I'm trying to get here more often, truth be told, my default hang is usually the Pit. I also used to spend a lot of time over at Lowdownlowdown, I was the original moderator when it first started, but of course, now that I'm with "Brand X" bass magazine (and loving it), there are limits to my participation there.

    So, TB is a cool place, quite a resource of info, some very smart people here (maybe...too smart.... :smug:) So, I'm going to be in and about more often.
  9. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hey Ed, I googled your site and saw that you play DB. How much time does it get nowadays?

    PS: I haven't played Perdido for 45 minutes (yet! ;)), but I came close once with a couple of Coltrane blues tunes in August ;).
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    So Ed, is BG magazine re-focusing on other types of music besides metal and hard rock now? I think it's a fine magazine, except it seems to be geared toward metalheads more than a cross-section of the bass playing community. That and I was disappointed to see them go to an all-tab format for transcriptions. I hope your influence there will cause them to rethink the all-tab policy. I know space is limited, but nothing but tab only serves to dumb down the bass-playing community.

    On the other hand, I have discovered some really good metal bassists I never would have heard of otherwise, and I also learned that a Grolsch beer cap makes a nice roachclip, so it's not a total loss ;)
  11. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Hmm, I just finally noticed that my post was snipped as spam. Sorry, don't know the policies here. Won't do it again. I don't sell them myself, but it is advertising I guess. I don't pay for advertising, my publishers do.

    Then again, I don't charge for advise and lesson tips I give out at any forum I visit either. So I guess that's something I need to keep in mind as well.

    Aaron, yeah I played DB, been playing for 33 years. I don't use it much lately, I've lost interest in jazz, maybe it's because I live in a small town and I've played the whole scene here, and now, I know exactly what everyone is going to play before they play it. Or maybe I'm just lazy, playing upright is a commitment, and I'm just not commited to it anymore. I'll drag it out when I HAVE to. Me? I'd rather play old country and blues, but on electric.

    JimmyM - BG is diversifying it's format a bit, but they never intend to lose the heavy focus. That is the core, rockers, punkers, metalheads, they won't ever turn them away. Obviously, I'm not much of a metal head, though I've been introduced to some interesting music as a result.

    We aren't attempting to become BP.2.0 (even though the three main staffers, Elton, myself and Terry Buddingh) are all former BP guys. It's a different ballgame. Check it out, or does me saying that constitute spam?
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    No, that's not spam, Ed. But advertising a product that you'll make money from is. It gets awkward at times, since many of our contributing members have products they sell, but the policy definitely solves more problems than it creates.
  13. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    That's cool. As I said, I haven't put a lot of hours in at TB and I don't know the guidelines. Maybe I DO need to start advertising in general (paid of course). I know it's effective.

    Anyway.... I'm very impressed with some of the smilies.

    :bassist: Totally cool!
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Fortunately, most of us know who you are and will seek out your writings that we feel appropriate for us, so not to worry. I agree with a previous poster that you ought to have a forum here. Beats having the Mike Watt forum, who, even though he's a killer bassist, hasn't made a post in close to a year.
  15. Alan Vorse

    Alan Vorse

    Aug 20, 2005
    Ed, I spent many hours with your Building Walking Basslines book. Thank You!

    You have to do something about the TAB only deal at Bass Guitar.
  16. Wow....Ed Friedland on Talkbass....just wow.

    yeah we most definitely need an "Ask Ed" thread!
  17. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Well, I have discussed the "Tab only" policy at BG, and the bottom line is, it's a the traditional GW approach. They tried adding notation at one point, but it takes up a lot of space. They also need room for the guitar tabs. The idea is you can learn a tune from BG and share it with your guitar player, then you can both play it.

    So, that's not likely to change. While there are a handful of guys that would be happy to see the notation on the transcriptions, if we cut anything to make room, the multitudes would revolt.

    Thanks again for proposing an "Ask Ed" forum, as I said, when BG's own website gets overhauled, there will probably be one there, so I can't start one on another site.

    However, as always, I answer all questions to the best of my ability through email. I think my old email is attached to this forum, so you're better off reaching me through MY website, edfriedland.com.

    Thanks. :bassist:
  18. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Ed, I;ve seen a couple of your Carvin's for sale on the bay; are you changing teams ?
  19. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Well, as of a few months ago, I'm not officially on any manufacturers "team". My new job at BG mag makes it a necessity to be unattached. I do still have 3 Carvins that I use all the time and love, a fretless 5 that is amazing, and 5 string piccolo and my 6. Those are still being played. The 4 went, and I have a nice 5 that's on consignment. They never got played, and it was time to lighten the load.

    I've been playing a lot of roots/Americana¬ówhatever the hell that is, and a lot of 4 string. Mostly my Fenders and a Lakie Scheff. So...time to "thin the herd."

  20. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Ed, it's great to have a player and teacher of your caliber here! :hyper:

    There's nothing wrong with having BG geared toward the "younger" metal/hardcore oriented set. That's where a lot of kids are getting their original inspiration to play. I think you will agree that tab is like a "paint by numbers" set. I think that in the long run, using only tab will ultimately hold back the overall musical growth of your core audience, and they may revolt or move on anyway. Since you are there now, maybe some columns on reading standard notation outside of the tab transcriptions will help the cause!

    BTW, I think your Walking Bass series is excellent. Keep up the great work!