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Well You Needn't

One of the topics covered in A Brief Guide is the practice of preparing walking lines and solo ideas in advance ― as a way to negotiate particular, difficult passages or chord progressions, or to prep entire choruses. Or to deal with any weak spots in your technique ...

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Giant Steppes

Giant Steps is a “hornado,” if you will, a true cyclonic inversion on the bandstand, and before you can develop the lines you need at the speed agreed, as they say, you’ve got to start with baby steps. Four of them to take right off the bat: 1) lift ideas for walking-bass ...

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Twisted, No Chaser

Turnarounds, or turnbacks, represent an obvious opportunity to put prefab phrases to work. At this point, the soloist ― we’ll leave aside playing the head or any themes ―will no doubt be exploiting this short section in his or her own way as well ...

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Recommended
Books



Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians


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The Real Book - Volume 1 - Bass Clef Edition


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Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane, Bass Clef Edition Book/CD Set


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The True Cuban Bass (Bass) - Book & CD Package


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Carl Fischer Bass Grimoire Book & DVD Package


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Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra Book