Concepts For Bass Soloing
is the first book ever published dedicated to that most under-appreciated of musical forms - the Bass solo. With 2 CDs included, this book will help you take control by writing and improvising fantastically exciting Bass solos.
Widely acclaimed by all the most important Bass Guitar publications, this book and CD will teach you the basics, and the more advanced techniques for formulating really great solos. Featuring solo ideas, over 150 pages of exercises as well as transcriptions of Bass solos by some of the true greats like Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci and Gary Willis, Concepts For Bass Soloing is one of the best books out there on this most difficult of music forms.
With full chapters detailing how to choose notes based on modes and chords, phrasing exercises, typical jazz licks as well as tunes to practise soloing over, the text itself is hugely authoritative and creative, guaranteed to make a discernible difference to your playing. The two accompanying CDs feature author Marc Johnson soloing in examples of each exercise and improvising solos, the transcriptions of which are included in the book.
Concepts For Bass Soloing has received a huge number of appraisals from musicians of all backgrounds, praising the unique theory and content behind the Bass solo, as well as the fantastic delivery of an unfamiliar concept. We love this book because it fills a massive gap in Bass Guitar playing. It's high time that Bass soloists came out of the woodwork and learned their chops from a book like this.
So pick up Concepts For Bass Soloing
and learn how to improvise and compose effective and musical solos on the Bass Guitar.