Not so much a “learn how to play bass” DVD, it’s more of a tool for people that have played upright bass already and want to play jazz. Technique, protocol, how to function in a group, all the stuff you need to know to hang with the cats.
Jazz Upright Bass
In this information-packed DVD, bassist Ed Friedland reveals the technical and stylistic details behind professional jazz upright performance. Through live band demonstrations and detailed, step-by-step analysis, Ed shows you how to: develop stylistic left and right-hand techniques for maximum tone and sustain; arrange scale and arpeggio patterns for greater range and efficiency whether walking or soloing; deal with typical live performance challenges – performance protocol, stock intros, endings, trading fours and more; play classic stylistic variations including Latin jazz, up-tempo tunes, the “two-feel,” ballads, 3/4 time and more. Ed’s practical, direct teaching style offers easy-to-understand explanations and methodical demonstrations of each topic. The accompanying booklet includes notated versions of each example for added clarity.