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Upright Bass Instructional Videos and DVDs


  

Upright bass lessons - learn to play the upright bass or improve your skills with instructional videos. Learn basic patterns and scales, fingerings, passing notes, chord progressions, arpeggios and  chromatic scales.

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass 1 Video

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass 1Veteran bassist Todd Phillips breaks down technique and musicianship for the acoustic bass from the ground up. He gives detailed instruction in the mechanics of playing, bass setup, how to develop strength and stamina, and how to become fully familiar with the fingerboard. Unique on-screen diagrams and close-up camera work make scales, chords and bass lines easily apparent. Excellent for total beginners, and for more experienced players who want to build their existing skills. Includes Music.

Level 2.  80 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass 2 Video

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass 2Veteran bassist Todd Phillips breaks down technique and musicianship for the acoustic bass from the ground up. He gives detailed instruction in the mechanics of playing, bass setup, how to develop strength and stamina, and how to become fully familiar with the fingerboard. Unique on-screen diagrams and close-up camera work make scales, chords and bass lines easily apparent. Excellent for total beginners, and for more experienced players who want to build their existing skills. Includes Music.

Level 3.  70 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass 1 & 2 Video

Complete two-DVD set.  See descriptions immediately above.

DVD - All Region.

Beginning Bluegrass Bass Video

Beginning Bluegrass BassMark Schatz teaches basic patterns and scales, fingerings, passing notes, chord progressions, arpeggios, chromatic scales and other important subjects, applying them to several classic bluegrass songs.

Level 1.  75 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Intermediate Bluegrass Bass Video

Intermediate Bluegrass BassMark Schatz explores rhythmic and tonal variety and more advanced bass technique, including waltz time, walking, 'slap' bass, syncopations, hammer-ons and pull-offs for bluegrass, rockabilly and novelty tunes.

Level 2/3.  60 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Rockabilly Slap Bass Video

Rockabilly Slap BassAuthor: Lee Rocker. This informative and entertaining DVD by a rockabilly master and co-founder of the Stray Cats teaches the spectacular multi-rhythmic slapping that will stop any show. Lee shows how to combine right hand techniques with blues bass lines and arpeggios, and gives valuable advice on getting the best possible sound. Includes demonstrations by his band Big Blue.

Beginner Level.  60 mins.  Level 2.
DVD - All Region.

 

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