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Bass Videos and books!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dave Castelo, Dec 14, 2000.


  1. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    Hi
    I need help on what videos and books i should get...i´m going to US next week, with some budget.
    What videos do you think are great (for any technique or bass player) in an intermediate level.

    Also which books do you recomend, i need a ear training program and some fretboard study.

    Which is the best "walking bass line" book?
    for "Slap, funk"?
    Bass Fitness?
    teory book?

    and finally, the best solo bass player video (Larry graham, flea, victor, Manring, etc.)

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    For slapping, Alexis Sklarevsky's Slap bass program is the best you can get. For groove playing, Rocco Prestia's Fingerstyle Funk is also pretty good.

    For solo playing, check out Victor Wooten's Live at Bass day '98.

    Make sure that they will work with the video system in your country.

    Books: whatever you buy, don't leave this country without a copy of Standing in the Shadows of Motown. It's the equivalent of at least five years of bass lessons.

    I'm moving this to General Instruction in the next day or two.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  3. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    look out Jaco's video too, slap it, and gary willis made a book about hear training and another one about fretboard harmony. look also for funkifying the clave.
     
  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I'll whole-heartedly second-

    1)STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN-Jamerson
    2)FUNKIFYING THE CLAVE FOR BASS & DRUMS-Goines & Ammeen

    Theory? Mark Levine's JAZZ THEORY
    Too, The James Brown FUNKMASTERS book/cds are cool.