Bob Mintzer jazz/funk etudes book

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by leanne, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    14 Jazz & Funk Etudes - Bass by Bob Mintzer

    Has anyone ever used this? Is it helpful? It looks pretty good and I think it might be exactly what I didn't know I was looking for :). It comes with a cd, too.

    Are there any other similar books that anyone can recommend? I'd prefer exercise type stuff over books that transcribe riffs or grooves, I guess.

  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I thought about getting that book a few years back...guess I forgot.
    Anyway, I sampled the 1st soundbite; it does not sound like an etude, per se. That is, maybe the sax part is...the rhythm section part, no.
    Nevertheless, it does sound great.

    Something similar(maybe)-
    Funkifying The Clave For Bass/Drums by Lincoln Goines/Robbie Ammeen.
    There's "exercise-type stuff" + tunes(roughly the same quality of the Mintzer tune-age...but in a Latin-Funk).