Learning To Walk

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://www.bassbooks.com/images/bookcovers/HL/HL009.gif" align="right" alt="Building Walking Bass Lines" /><i>A personal note from BIG BOTTOM publisher Dale Cruse:</i></p><p>I would like to do something different by spotlighting a bass book I've been working with recently. It's Ed Friedland's "Building Walking Bass Lines."</p><p>Ed's a Berklee grad and well known bass pedagogue. He maintains a great website at: <a href="http://www.edfriedland.com">EdFriedland.com</a>. His approach in this book is no-nonsense and straight forward. He gets you playing from the outset and explains concepts as you go, rather than front-loading the book with lots of theory before you ever get to play a note.</p><p>We ususally think of the "walking" bass concept associated with jazz, but Ed hips us early on to the fact that the fundamentals in this book can be applied to pop, rock, r&b, country, gospel, and more!</p><p>If you're like me and need a structured, step-by-step guide to walking, you owe it to yourself to check this book out. It comes with a CD of more than 90 minutes worth of material so you can hear what Ed's doing as well as see it in the printed book notation. Good stuff.</p><p><a href="http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/shopaff.asp?affid=4&id=34">Check it out.</a></p>