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Ray Brown vs. Rufus Reid

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by KingOfAmps, Dec 17, 2002.


  1. I never spent any time (somehow) with either method. In general, what are the differences? Which is considered more exhaustive? Is there much aggreement on which is preferred more?
     
  2. Rufus' _Evolving Bassist_ offers a whole lot more, especially for someone new to playing jazz. RB' method assumes you know how to get around the bass and doesn't address how to construct basslines.
     
  3. sean p

    sean p

    Mar 7, 2002
    eugene, oregon
    i haven't seen the ray method but i imagine it doesn't cover any bass guitar. rufus does, a bit. this is the db side of things, but i thought i'd throw that out there in case you're thinking of doubling.

    if you already play bg, the stuff in the rufus book probably won't floor you.

    sean p