John Goldsby (b.1958)

The Jazz Bass Book

Technic and Tradition

for: Double bass

Music lesson book, online media

Item no.193661
Author/ComposerJohn Goldsby
Publisher/ProducerHal Leonard
Producer No.HLS 330977
35.40 €
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More than a player's manual, this book portrays jazz bass as a vital element of 20th century American music. Citing examples from key recordings in the jazz canon, the book defines the essence of the musical contributions made bymore than 70 important jazz bassists, including Ray Brown, Eddie Gomez, Charles Mingus, Milt Hinton and many others.

Bassists get expert guidance on mastering proper technique, practice methods and improvisation, plus new insightinto the theoretical and conceptual aspects of jazz. The companion CD featuring bass plus rhythm section allows readers to hear technical examples from the book, presented in slow and fast versions. It also offers play-alongtracks of typical chord progressions and song forms.