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help please

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by anubis101, Jan 10, 2001.


  1. anubis101

    anubis101 Guest

    Aug 31, 2000
    Nacogdoches, Tx
    hey guys(and girls) what would be the best way to go about learning to play jazz style bass? (i.e. books/videos i should check out, bands to listen to)..thanx in advance
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Ed Friedland's book - "Jazz Bass" is a good starter. As is Rufus Reid's "Evolving Bassist Millenium edition" - lots of material! The ultimate reference for me is "The Jazz Theory Book" by Mark Levine.

    But far and away the best way to learn is to play the music with other people - a tutor can be a great help as well!
     
  3. anubis101

    anubis101 Guest

    Aug 31, 2000
    Nacogdoches, Tx
    thank you Bruce...anyone else?
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i'd say that the advice that bruce gave was excellent. :D
     
  5. anubis101

    anubis101 Guest

    Aug 31, 2000
    Nacogdoches, Tx
    yeah i agree but im just making sure but i need all the help i can get...