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Bassists on DVD/Video

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Rhythmbug, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Rhythmbug


    Jan 22, 2006
    London UK
    I'm looking for some video footage to use as a learning aid / general interest. I've just ordered the jaco dvd but wondering what else is out there that people have found good value in.
    I recently got the flea dvd but there was a bit too much rambling IMO.

  2. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    John Patittucci, has a few really great video's.
    John Myung "progressive bass concepts is good.
    Jeff Berlin has a good one out. " can't remember the name"
    Beaver Felton has alot of video's that are great & informative ... you can get those from basscentral.
    You also might want to look into music dojo.
    Peace & goodluck
  3. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    sorry to be a buzzkill,

    but there's just NO subsitute for a good teacher, no matter how many DVD's you own. trust me, i tried. :rollno:
  4. kovachian


    Nov 5, 2005
    He never said anything about substituting for a teacher, though whether that's the case here I don't know. There's no denying the fact that some good vids are an excellent supplement to a good teacher however.

    Anyhow, Victor Wooten's bass solo technique is good stuff.
  5. wRaith


    Aug 22, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I watched Flea's DVD called Adventures in Spontaneous Jamming and Techniques. It's not too bad, but focuses mainly on Flea's philosophy when it comes to jamming and improv. It has a fair bit of improv. on it with a drummer. If you're after an instructional DVD, it's no good, but an interesting watch otherwise.
  6. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Check out;
    Rocco Prestia Fingerstyle Funk
    Norm Stockton Groovin for Heaven Series
    and a teacher is always a good idea.
  7. Rhythmbug


    Jan 22, 2006
    London UK
    thanks guys will check some of those out.

    Yeah the spontaneous adventures flea dvd was the one I was talking about....it was a bit of a joke, you could tell he wasn't taking it very seriously!

    re teacher - actually I just went to see a music teacher last nite for the first time in years. He wasn't a flash player but seems to have a good grasp of rhythm and fundamentals which I'm sure will help make my playing more solid and precise.
    But personally I've had a bitch of a time trying to find bass teachers in my area, they don't seem to advertise anywhere and half the time its just a guitarist that plays bass on the side or a guy that's not much better than me anyway!

    GSPLBASSDC Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Louis Johnson
    Victor Wooten - Live @ Bass Day '98
    George Duke - Live in Tokyo (Louis Johnson on bass....amazing!!)
    Alexis Sklarevski - Slap bass program
    Marcus Miller - In Concert

    These are some of my favorite bass dvd's......great motivators!!!
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The Norm Stockton series is a good informative DVD. A video won't replace a teacher, but as a old guy that didn't grow up with videos, I dig bass videos! Same with concert videos, they won't take the place of being at a concert......but at 3:00AM and you can't sleep, they are pretty cool!
  10. Victor Wooten - Live, BassDay '98. Simply Amazing.

    Jaco Pastorius - Instructional (Modern Electric Bass), and get ANYTHING else you can by him. Check www.audiophileimports.com for a few live DVDs. They're hard to find, but worth the money.
  11. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    Anything by Ed Friedland is assurdely a "good read". On top of that, he's got a levelized approach with several vids out that will allow you to tailor to you individual needs.

    I've got the his Slap Bass DVD and I much prefer it over the highly-acclaimed and very hard to find Alexis Sklarevski video (just sold mine recently).

  12. the Bill Dickens Collection(both of his VHS's in one DVD)

    Bass Extremes:Live

    Juan Alderete(instrucional it's nothing special, but the performances are amazing)SCARIFIED!!!!!!!

    i recently just got Brian Bromberg, Oskar Cartaya, and Steve Bailey videos but i haven't had a chance to watch them yet.
  13. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Absolutely, blew me away! they show some great stuff on that video.

    Also check out

    Rocco prestia live at bass day 98
    Carter Beauford & Victor wooten Making music.