Announcing: The REM Song Tutorial Collection
Mike Mills played some really interesting bass lines with R.E.M. - they are usually not complex, but he chooses interesting rhythms and only recently did I find out that he's actually a multi instrumentalist and composer and you can see (and hear) that influence in his lines.
I've put together a collection of song tutorials from his time with R.E.M. and am pleased to put it out there for those bass players who want to check out someone a little different.
What Do I Get?
The R.E.M. Song Collection consists of 15 Song Tutorials and each song has its own dedicated page. Navigating to the song you wish to learn is simple - and everything you need to learn that song will be at your fingertips.
Each song tutorial in the Collection includes the following:
Each song is split into its main parts – e.g. verse, chorus, bridge, etc – and each main part has its own video tutorial. Each song is played twice – these are performance tempo and slow tempo playthroughs with picture in picture editing. The notation and tab for each section is posted so that you can cross-reference as you’re going through the video portion of the lesson.
Downloadable PDFs For Each Song
Each song has its own downloadable PDF which contains the notation and tab and some thoughts on playing through the song – and often a ‘road map’ of the song (i.e. what order you play the parts to play through the song).
Bass Less Backing Tracks
Some of the song tutorials have a bass less backing track to play along to.
Detailed Band In A Box Programming Instructions
The PDF for each song in the Collection also contains detailed instructions on how to program the individual song sections in Band In A Box. These instructions include key, suggested performance tempos and so on.
(Note: Band In A Box is NOT included with The Collection – but is the best practice software out there for bass players FOR ALL THEIR PRACTICE (IMO) and is highly recommended.)
Interactive Soundslices For Each Section
Each song section has the notation and tab converted into interactive soundslices that are embedded on the song pages. With this you can press play and hear what the bass sounds like (yeah it sounds a little synthesized but you can clearly hear things like note duration, placement of note, pitch and so on) and you can speed it up, slow it down, loop as little or as much as you like, add a metronome, add a fretboard view and more.
What Are The Songs Included In The R.E.M. Song Collection
- Man On The Moon
- It's The End Of The World
- Orange Crush
- Everybody Hurts
- Radio Free Europe
- The One I Love
- Shiny Happy People
- What's The Frequency Kenneth
- Losing My Religion
- The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
- So Central rain
- Radio Song
- Driver 8
Let Me Give You A Demo
Let me give you a short demonstration of how everything is set up in this collection - the example is from The David Bowie Collection but the layout is very similar in the R.E.M. Song Tutorial Collection:
So How Much Does The R.E.M. Song Collection Cost?
The R.E.M. Song Collection requires an investment of just...
30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee: I know that you'll find the unique tutorial combination of video, notation/tab and backing tracks in The R.E.M. Song Collection will help you learn these great songs to play with your band or at jams. I want YOU to be just as confident with your purchase though, so there's a full 30 day guarantee period. After your purchase you've got a full 30 days to go through the songs in this Collection. If for whatever reason you're not satisfied, all you have to do is drop me an email and let me know. I'll refund your purchase ASAP with no hassles and no hoops to jump through, and we can part as friends.
So It's Time To Make A Decision: You should have all the information you need to decide whether you want to learn these songs, starting in the next few minutes. Simply CLICK the big yellow 'JOIN NOW' button below and you'll be taken to a Registration Page where you can join The R.E.M.Song Collection.
P.P.S RECAP of the above. For just $30 you'll get detailed tutorials to the 15 R.E.M. basslines listed. Each tutorial covers the major sections of the song and you'll see video for each section, plus interactive soundslice. Additionally there is notation and tab in the downloadable PDF. There is also detailed programming instructions to create practice tracks for each song chunk with the software Band In A Box (Band In A Box NOT included) Don't forget that you're covered by my 30 Day No Questions Asked Guarantee if you decide this is not for you - so all the risk is on me.
Q.How Long Is This Resource Available To Me Once I've Joined?
A.My business plans work in 5 year cycles…and I’m currently a year into my second cycle – so the first answer is at least 4 years. I don’t envisage selling or closing How To Play Bass Dot Com so the realistic answer is probably much longer than that. 4 years is as good a place as any to start.
Q.I Don't Have Band In A Box - Are The Programming Instructions Of Any Use?
A.Firstly you might not have Band In A Box now, but if you’re serious about getting better at bass guitar then this should be high on your wish list. It’s the best practice tool for bass players out there. Secondly, even if you don’t have Band In A Box the programming instructions include screen shots of how each song section looks when programmed in Band In A Box – and this will give you a clear guide to the chord progressions being used in each section of the song.