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The Bass of Jack Casady

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From the legendary "vaults" of the Homespun Instruction archives, Groove3 is pleased to bring you a treasury of the ideas and techniques of one of rock’s legendary bassists, Jack Casady!

In this instructional video tutorial series, Jack Casady shares his ideas and techniques with learning players. In an informal and delightful session with Jorma who provides vocals and guitar along with companionable commentary, Jack analyzes his bass parts for classic tunes from the Hot Tuna repertoire, and discusses the musical concepts that make up his unique style.

Jack reveals his ways of creating melodic lines, tonal variety, chordal work and improvisational solos. You'll see all of Jack's tricks including the use of partial chords, sustained notes, tremolos, trilling, tonal variety and many other fascinating devices.

Songs performed in this series include Ninety-Nine Year Blues, Blues in A, San Francisco Bay Blues, Been So Long, Mann's Fate and Water Song. If you’re an aspiring bass player or just want to learn a masters secrets, check out "The Basss Guitar of Jack Casady" today!

jamescoats57
Submitted 6 months ago

Give the Bass player some!

Mr. Casady is giving away all of his secrets and it's so graciously cool! His emphasis is on the "melodic" approach to enhance the groove and having some fun with it. There is a segment in which Mr. Casady describes how he enjoys playing the blues because when you factor in the interactions with the crowd, the other musicians and your own feeling there is never a dull moment or redundancy. Thanks for the attached sheet music for the great music played in the video.

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vkeys
Submitted 2 years ago

A Treasure!

Excellent look into the mind of a master bassist. Jack Casady is a musical treasure. I especially love the laid back melodic bass lines showcased here. Inspired, tasteful playing.

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As a Founding member of the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Casady's full driving tone and innovative melodic bass work has defined the role of bass guitar in Rock and Roll for decades. Liberating the bass from its traditional role as part of the rhythm section, Jack's pioneering approach has brought the instrument to the forefront. With sweeping chords and stormy melodic lines Jack’s bass distinguished not only Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna but also a variety of side projects and recordings with artists including Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, Warren Zevon, Country Joe and The Fish, SVT, Rusted Root and Gov't Mule.

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    The Bass of Jack Casady

    From the legendary "vaults" of the Homespun Instruction archives, Groove3 is pleased to bring you a treasury of the ideas and techniques of one of rock’s legendary bassists, Jack Casady!

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The Bass of Jack Casady is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Give the Bass player some! Mr. Casady is giving away all of his secrets and it's so graciously cool! His emphasis is on the "melodic" approach to enhance the groove and having some fun with it. There is a segment in which Mr. Casady describes how he enjoys playing the blues because when you factor in the interactions with the crowd, the other musicians and your own feeling there is never a dull moment or redundancy. Thanks for the attached sheet music for the great music played in the video.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A Treasure! Excellent look into the mind of a master bassist. Jack Casady is a musical treasure. I especially love the laid back melodic bass lines showcased here. Inspired, tasteful playing.
Date published: 2016-04-24