Covering the wonderfully rich music which is derived from the fusion of the cultures of West Africa, Europe and the indigenous Indian cultures of the Caribbean region, this book and CD combination will expand your bass playing.
The book explores all the essential styles and delves into the special relationship of the bass to the many rhythm grooves of these drumming traditions. For each style sample or exercise, the CD contains a performance demo and then a version without the bass for you to play along. If you want to be a well-rounded, well trained musician, this publication provides the information and exercises that will give you a strong musical foundation in these important genres.
Each style section contains historical references and background, useful information and explanations about the styles, notated musical examples of each approach, detailed points about 'feel', important performance tips, extensive Discographies and Bibliographies, biographies of each author and demonstration performances and play-along tracks on accompaniment CDs.