Bass Grooves

Bass Grooves

One of my favorites. It gathers together many of my ideas about time keeping, metronome work, internalizing subdivisions, grasping the anatomy of drum beats by learning how to program your own beats, as well as how the tone and thickness of your notes effect the groove. It balances out the mystical thinking of groove metaphysics with hands-on, practical examples of 25 classic groove styles, with drum notation!



This invaluable guide and accompanying online media 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 example includes a notated version of the drum part and details how to program it into a drum machine. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.


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