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I can sightread the Parker omnibook

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by odin70, Jan 2, 2012.


  1. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    I have been working hard on my sightreading for a while and yesterday i found my old Parker book. To my surprise it was not difficult anymore. Im happy.
    Does anyone have suggestions for more reading to work on ?
     
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Waltz01. Waltz02.

    :D Sorry. Couldn't resist. On a serious note, have you tried J.S. Bach's cello suites? You can even find transcriptions/adaptations for double bass. Here's an example.
     
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  3. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    he he thats a challenge. The Bach cello suites are on the repertoire. thanks
     
  4. henry2513

    henry2513 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2011
    Los Angeles, Ca
    That's a great accomplishment, I just got it for that specific purpose, while I'm capable of playing what's on there, it's still a painful process reading it.
     
  5. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Never did like that book much for reading. IIRC, it was basically all done in C or Bb right?
     
  6. Turn it upside down. :p
     
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    ? Even the blues are all over the place - C, Bb, F, Eb, Ab - and there's plenty of stuff that has 3,4 or 5 different key centers in it.
     
  8. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Mine just doesn't use key signatures, it's just got accidentals all over the place. That's pretty cool and useful, but I usually gravitate towards stuff that's got lots of key signatures.
     
  9. The Bach Cello suites are a lot of fun.....also Bach's Invention 12 in A Major is also a nice challenge, I've seen a few bassists have a go at this...

    ...or you could try this George Crumb piece...
     

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  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    OK.
    Good luck with that.
     
  11. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    The Bach inventions are great.
     
  12. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Nashville,TN
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Bruce Gertz's 22 Melodic Etudes for Electric Bass.
    David Baker's Duet Series Books
    There's a lot of bass clef material available on the Chas Colin website that's challenging
    Chord Studies for Electric Bass by Rich Appleman
    Melodius Etudes Vol. 1-3 by Joannes Rochut (Trombone)
     
  13. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    Just for the record.. I cannot play the parkers solos very fast. I do em slowly. But it is a great feeling when you suddenly can do something you could not last year. Its not that often i get that feeling anymore.
     
  14. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    Thanks!
     
  15. Frank Zappa charts. :p
     
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  16. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    First of all, congratulations.

    You could try Dotzauer's cello studies. Jaco Pastorius practiced them when he was learning. (I offer this at the risk of starting another "Is Jaco overrated??" thread.) :D

    And yes, any Bach is good, because if you get his feel for writing bass parts in your blood, it'll help with whatever kind of music you play. (Unless you're in a Ramones tribute band, maybe.)
     
  17. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Ooh, where are those? Got any to share? :D
     
  18. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    Anthony Vitti's sightreading funk bookadvanced is quite a challenge
     
  19. odin70

    odin70

    Dec 26, 2007
    Thank you. I will check it out.
     
  20. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Is Dotzauer overrated? :D
     

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