<i>Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method</i>

Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method

(Bass Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method is your complete guide to learning jazz bass. Author Matthew Rybicki guides you through the essential knowledge you need to create your own walking bass lines and improvised solos in the classic jazz style.

This book, with online audio access, uses standard chord progressions and songs to teach you about accompanying and improvising in the style of players like Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, and many others.

Lessons include: walking basics; chords and scales; blues; rhythm changes; string raking; soloing; technique; chord substitution; pedal points and ostinato; standard notation plus tab for electric bass; and much more! Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the 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.
<i>Ray Brown Legendary Jazz Bassist</i>

Ray Brown Legendary Jazz Bassist

An undisputed genius of jazz, Ray Brown set the bar for bassists everywhere. His sound, time, feel, ideas, and creativity were magical.

Matthew spent nearly twenty years completing this book of full-length transcriptions of eighteen important recordings spanning the majority of Ray's career.

Published and released in 2015 by Hal Leonard, this one-of-a-kind book will help bass players and other musicians alike get closer to Ray and his music.

The book includes performance notes, photos, and a forward by Christian McBride. Songs include:

* Autumn in New York
* Custard Puff
* Days of Wine and Roses
* Easy Does It
* Gravy Waltz
* Have You Met Miss Jones?
* How High the Moon
* I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
* I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)
* Killer Joe
* Love Is Here to Stay
* Mack the Knife
* Minor Mystery
* Moten Swing
* Night Train
* Sometimes I'm Happy
* The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
* Tune Up

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<i>100 Jazz Lessons: Bass Lesson Goldmine Series</i>

100 Jazz Lessons: Bass Lesson Goldmine Series

Hal Leonard presents an unusual layout for a lesson book: one-hundred lessons relating to jazz bass that are two pages long each.

The intention is for the reader to choose lessons at will. And rather than a liner progression of lessons, these are laid out to discover as you see fit.

Matthew contributed fifty of the one-hundred lessons, and his topics range from soloing with upper-structure triads and getting a good sound to playing in odd meters and practicing a two-feel.

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