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Flea - Adventures In Spontaneous Jamming and Techniques

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    Introduction & Background

    In this first video, we are introduced to Flea as he jams with drummer Chad Smith.

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    Influences

    Next, Flea discusses which music and musicians influenced him early on.

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    Equipment

    Equipment and Flea's bass is discussed in this video.

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    Working With What You Have

    Here, the discussion turns to making the most out of the equipment you have.

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    Effects

    In this video, we have a look at Flea's bass pedal and discuss effects.

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    Punk & Funk

    Next, we discuss Flea's Punk-Funk connection.

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    Warming Up

    In this video, we go over the importance of warming up and the physical nature of playing.

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    Picks & Fingers

    The discussion turns to using picks and your fingers when playing the bass.

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    Left Hand & Expression

    Here, we go over the role of the left hand when playing and expression.

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    Droning, Singing, & Flea's Final Thoughts

    In this last video, Flea discusses droning as well as singing while you play before signing off with his final thoughts.

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In this vintage Hal Leonard video tutorial series, innovative funk purveyor of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, presents an introspective and live performance improvisation with Peppers drummer Chad Smith, hosted by River Phoenix.

Flea discusses the theories, philosophies, styles, sounds and techniques he uses when performing in the style he's famous for: slapping, plucking, thumping and popping, bringing together rock, funk, punk, jazz and Latin like never before.

Saw why Bass Player magazine calls Flea “a trend setter and thrash-funk icon ... whose thumb has been infectiously influential on many young bassists.”


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SkyLucy
Submitted 4 months ago

An interesting interview

He is remarkably quick witted with his playing style and has some interesting comments about music that I didn't think just apply to bass guitar.

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Reason


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SkyLucy
Submitted 4 months ago

An interesting interview

He is remarkably quick witted with his playing style and has some interesting comments about music that I didn't think just apply to bass guitar.

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Born in Australia in 1962, Michael "Flea" Balzary started out as a jazz enthusiast. He was a talented trumpeter growing up. In high school, Flea turned to punk and rock. He formed the Red Hot Chili Peppers with three friends from high school. The band had its first hit album, BloodSugarSexMagik, in 1991. More successes have followed, including 2006's Stadium Arcadium and 2011's I'm With You.

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Flea - Adventures In Spontaneous Jamming and Techniques is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from An interesting interview He is remarkably quick witted with his playing style and has some interesting comments about music that I didn't think just apply to bass guitar.
Date published: 2018-11-25
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