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Jazz Upright Bass

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Chapter 1: Introduction & Tuning

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    Introduction (1:07)


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    Tuning (4:32)


Chapter 2: Techniques

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    Techniques Pt. 1 (11:50)


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    Techniques Pt. 2 (5:57)


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    Working the Fingerboard (8:16)


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    Rhythmic Embellishment Pt. 1 (8:34)


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    Rhythmic Embellishment Pt. 2 (7:22)


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    Thumb Position Pt. 1 (9:04)


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    Thumb Position Pt 2 (10:32)


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    Jazz Bowing (11:29)


Chapter 3: Performances

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    Jazz Bass Performance Pt. 1 (11:20)


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    Jazz Bass Performance Pt. 2 (9:39)


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    Stylistic Variations Pt. 1 (2:38)


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    Stylistic Variations Pt. 2 (14:50)


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    Stylistic Variations Pt. 3 (10:51)


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    Performances (16:16)


Chapter 4: Credits

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    Credits (2:09)


In this information-packed Hal Leonard series, renowned bassist Ed Friedland reveals the technical and stylistic details behind professional jazz upright performance. If you're just getting into jazz bass, or want to go a little farther with your knowledge and technique, this series is for you.

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. You'll then learn How to Arrange Scale and Arpeggio Patterns for greater range and efficiency when walking or soloing.

Ed will also show you how to deal with typical live performance challenges including Performance Protocol, Stock Intros, Endings, Trading Fours and more. Next, you'll see how to 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. You even get a downloadable booklet that includes notated versions of each example for added clarity.

Ed Friedland has performed with jazz giants including Joe Beck, Joshua Breakstone, Larry Coryell, Eddie Daniels, Buddy DeFranco, Dena Derose, Mark Elf, Robben Ford, George Garzone, Wycliffe Gordon, Paul Horn, Illinois Jaquette, Ken Peplowski, Bud Shank, John Stowell, Tierney Sutton, Lew Tabackin, Michal Urbaniak, Frank Vignola, and many others. He has taught at Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Arizona State University, conducted clinics around the US and Canada, and is co-founder and educational director of The Austin Bass Workshop.

If you're ready to enter the world of jazz bass, this series is a must have... Checkout "Jazz Upright Bass" today!


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DonnieL
Submitted 4 months ago

informative, well explained...

I thought this was a great, in depth study of acoustic jazz bass styles. Pro production...

I am a: Beginner, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

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    In this information-packed Hal Leonard series, renowned bassist Ed Friedland reveals the technical and stylistic details behind professional jazz upright performance.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from informative, well explained... I thought this was a great, in depth study of acoustic jazz bass styles. Pro production...
Date published: 2018-04-18
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