Basic musicianship topics such as improving your practive time, getting work, finding a bass teacher, learning to sight read, ear training are of universal interest to bass players. We add to this little collection of music lessons frequently.
Dennis Masuzzo, Playing the Bass Tuned in Fifths has become the "go to" book for tuning in fifths. This book details all you need to know about tuning bass in fifths, CGDE. 5ths tuning has become more popular in the last few years thanks to Dennis Masuzzo's Fifths Tuning Book for Double Bass.
Don Hermanns' ARC has been the "go-to" ear training, intonation skills building course for more than 15 years. This Course Develops Intonation Skills in all 12 Keys and all related Minors. Includes Scales & Arpeggios, accurate timing, and a true pitch piano accompaniement. Beginners will appreciate working on shifting, rhythm, and reading skills. Intermediate players will appreciate building skills that truly help ensemble play. Please click on title above to learn more....
The Ear Training curriculum of Berklee College of Music is known and respected throughout the world. Now, for the first time, this unique method has been captured in one comprehensive book by the chair of the Ear Training Department. This method teaches musicians to hear the music they are seeing, notate the music they have composed or arranged, develop their music vocabulary, and understand the music they are hearing. The book features a complete course with text and musical examples, and studies in rhythm, sight recognition, sol-fa, and melody.
For all instrumentalists and singers: chords, scales and modes, keys and key signatures, chord progressions, chord substitution, the circle of fifths, improvisation, transposition, ear-training, song form, cadences, and more...,
This exclusive DVD captures one of the highly acclaimed clinics presented by celebrated jazz musicians and educators David Friesen (bass) and Jerry Hahn (guitar) during their 2003 tour sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld. 67 minute DVD