Here’s some vintage 1976 footage I found on the ‘Toob with the incomparable Ray Brown:
Here’s a clip I found that’s really interesting – it’s Love Is Like An itching In My Heart by The Supremes, but an instrumental version. Plus you can hear the ‘pre-take chatter.’ And James Jamerson’s bass is much easier to hear without the vocals….one of his simple performances. But it just got bumped up the transcription queue for First Bass And Beyond:
For those of you reading the current columns in <a href=”http://www.how-to-play-bass.com/first-bass-and-beyond.html”>First Bass And Beyond</a> on creating variations to bass lines, here’s the isolated bass line to Look Around that we’re examining:
Here’s an isolated bass ‘video’ for Pretty Woman that I found this morning whilst trawling the Interwebz. The song is fairly straightforward, but makes a good tutorial for beginners or those players who’ve not been playing that long:
I’ll be doing a video tutorial for this and featuring it in First Bass And Beyond.
Here’s an interesting video on the creation of the bass line to Walk On The Wild Side featuring the line’s original creator Herbie Flowers:
Here’s a ‘video’ of the Jackson 5 version of Never Had a Dream Come True from their ABC album. The bass performance by James Jamerson is staggering….if you’re a subscriber to First Bass And Beyond it will be printed in this week’s “jamerson” issue:
Here’s a video that jazz monster Matt Garrison posted about his 4 finger technique on bass guitar. For those of you interested in developing advanced techniques this is worth having a look at:
Here’s something I’ve been listening to all morning – it’s Jeff Berlin’s version of Crossroads. I believe I remember reading that he played Clapton’s solos note for note. It’s wicked – maybe I should transcribe this for First Bass And Beyond – Have a listen:
My favourite Bass line Quiz Show is back with Season 2 – see how many of these low end beauties you can guess!!!
The bass line to Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (jeff beck version) is one that I’ve wanted to transcribe for a while….it will be featured in this week’s issue of First Bass And Beyond