THE MONTHLY LOWDOWN
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The great documentary on Jaco Pastorius produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo is now out on DVD, and will soon be available on Blu-ray as well.
You can order your own copy of this important work from us as a two-disc set. Click here for information.
Have a look at the film’s official trailer by clicking here.
Jaco was a trascendant talent on the electric bass, and the story of his immmense ability and troubled life is one we should all know. This film tells that story through intimate interviews with family and friends and bandmates. It’s a worthy treatment of its subject.
Order the film now:
JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY — Blu-ray
Books about Jaco and his style:
“Play as much as you can, as often as you can, with as many people as you can.”
–Les Claypool, Primus
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A good, daily warm-up routine is as valuable for musicians as it is for athletes with benefits beyond simply stretching muscles and getting the fingers, hands and arms nimble.
In POWER WARM-UP, Professor of Music Dr. Bill Scottt presents a practice regimen that works on seven fundamental areas of technique in 15-minute start-the-day exercises. 44 pages.
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY MUSIC FOR BASS
Time to start thinking about ladling out some hot
cider and gathering the family around the amp. Nothing like some
holiday-season music to spread good cheer.
Here are appropriate music books to get you ready:
These cool titles are making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for
complete details, sample pages, prices and ordering
This month features the following additions to the Free
Stuff section on BassBooks.com:
|Bass Transcription of
Jeff Berlin Chord Tone
Blues Solo in E
|This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we
carry. It is a cool-sounding and very usable Jeff Berlin solo in E using mostly chord tone.
|JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ–www.jaimedavidvazquez.com|
|Player and educator Jaime David Vazquez (www.jaimedavidvazquez.com) shows how to build and
use Chord Iniversions, to add harmonic options to your music.
|JOHN FALSTROM – www.EADG4.com|
4: Part 11
The Acoustic Bass
|In this video, John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, shares his insights into the “hidden treasure” of a bass guitar with air in it: the acoustic bass.|