The rite of passage for members of the Satere-Mawe tribe of Brazil requires wearing a glove filled with bullet ants, whose sting is often compared to being shot by a gun. Thankfully, the rite of passage for contemporary bass players preserves both hands and is a lot more fun. If you're drawn to any modern style of groove-based music, you're required by law to assimilate the collective wisdom of classic soul, funk and R&B bass players whose timeless grooves power virtually every popular style of music today.
David Santos has steadily honed his craft and developed his reputation as a world-class musician by performing, recording and composing music with some of the most prominent legends of our time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Crosby Stills and Nash, Phoebe Snow, John Fogerty, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and numerous others.
This is a book for the bassplayer who's looking to expand his or her playing into new styles of music. Dictionary of bass grooves covers all the mainstream styles from Latin to deathmetal…
The only book to teach groove development strategies that includes drum notation and tips on programming drum machines, Bass Grooves and its accompanying CD give bass players both the musical background and training needed to get on with their grooving. With lessons guided by a metronome and presented in various musical styles and rhythmic applications, bassists increase their ability to internalize rhythm. The book also breaks down classic styles and grooves from rock, blues, R&B, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and other traditions. Each illuminating example includes a notated version of the drum part and details how to program it into a drum machine.
This book will help any musician unlock the secrets of the Afro-Cuban rhythmic feel. By clearly demonstrating the underlying pattern called the Clave and the comping patterns called Tumbaos which are played over the Clave, this book will help every bass player learn these fundamental Latin rhythms. (Matching keyboard book (EL9706CD) also available.)
80-minute instructional video , with special guests Louis Johnson and Tetsugi Ogawa ( lead guitar). Alex Weir teaches guitarists how he got the driving sounds that contributed to the sounds of Talking Heads, Brothers Johnson, and Tom Tom Club, offering advice on pick speed, tonal variations, rhythmic development, hand/wrist positions, timing and more.