Ron Carter - Building Jazz Bass Lines

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by audioripple, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. audioripple


    Oct 8, 2002
    Could anybody own the <<Building Jazz Bass Lines >> and how about it?
    I start to play jazz and play electric bass.
    Or the better books can be recommended.

  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I have it and found that Ed Friedland's "Building Walking Bass Lines" is easier to understand.
  3. Good book for getting started with walking lines. Also, check out the classic Rufus Reid book, The Evolving Bassist, that has been discussed many times in the General Discussion forum.
  4. audioripple


    Oct 8, 2002
  5. I have the book which is excellent, but I was looking at the DVD yesterday while I was at G****r Center trying to buy some strings (They never have what I am looking for). It would be a really good learning experience to watch Reid play and then listen to him explain what he does and also to see the group interplay. Mulgrew Miller is one of the best jazz piano players out there right now. It wouldn't hurt you to own the book and the DVD. If you are new to jazz, though, I would recommend finding a good instructor in your area.
  6. audioripple


    Oct 8, 2002
    Thanks Stetchcat.
    I am from Shanghai,China. A big city, but it's hard to find bass instructor. Only club player who work there as a job. :mad: