For over almost 20 years, London-born U.S.-based bass player, producer, and educator Janek Gwizdala has successfully maintained high-profile careers as a world renowned bandleader/recording artist, educator/clinician, and musical director/sideman for some of the most respected names in the music industry, including Randy Brecker, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, John Mayer, Airto Moreira, Chuck Loeb, Peter Erskine, Flora Purim, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Jojo Mayer, Paul Shaffer and Wayne Krantz. With six albums to his name, a successful website [videobasslessons.tv], top-flight gear endorsements, and an acclaimed book, You're a musician. Now what?, Janek is at the vanguard of 21st century bass. In this power-packed follow-up, Janek shares the secrets of the carefully crafted practice regime that enables him to get the most out of his instrument, his hands, and his ears. Filled with hard-earned tips on getting focused, prioritizing, stain inspired, building vocabulary, making the material your own, pacing, rejuvenating basic ideas, and finding solutions to musical problems - and illustrated with over 25 musical templates to get you started - All The Good Stuff is guaranteed to change the way you practice and help you reach your highest potential.
All the Good Stuff is the definitive guide to what every musician is searching for - worthwhile practice that will take your playing to the next level. Written by internationally acclaimed bassist Janek Gwizdala, this practice manual is saturated with twenty years of curated exercises from a professional's arsenal. All the Good Stuff will not only solidify your technique, grow your vocabulary, and increase your musicianship, but it will teach you how to do these things for yourself for years to come. This long-awaited second edition comes to you entirely reimagined, with clearer instructions, flawless copywork, and all exercises included in all twelve keys for bass clef, TAB, and treble clef.
All the Better Stuff is the power-packed sequel to Janek Gwizdala's critically acclaimed bass practice book, All the Good Stuff. These expertly crafted exercises will help you push yourself to the next level in your technique, ability, and musicianship, regardless of your current playing abilities. Using Janek's virtuosic playing and years of experience, All the Better Stuff will innovate your daily practice routine, excite you about where you're going, and inspire you to be just that - better.
Chordal Harmony is the definitive guide to mastering the art of chords on bass. Expertly crafted as a comprehensive, step-by-step method by world-renowned bassist Janek Gwizdala, this book is designed to leave no musician behind. Whether you have no previous knowledge of music theory or harmony, or are a more experienced player looking for a tool to push your furthest boundaries, Chordal Harmony will increase your abilities in harmonic vocabulary, voice leading, chord melody, playing in all 12 keys, composition, and so much more. London-born, US-based bass player and record producer Janek Gwizdala has been on the international music scene for over twenty years, touring as a band leader and working as musical director or sideman with some of the most respected names in the industry. These include: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, John Mayer, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, and Airto Moreira. As a recording artist and band leader, Janek has released eight albums as a leader; as an author, published three critically acclaimed books; and has toured the world extensively with music, while also touring as a lecturer and clinician in the world's leading educational establishments.
The key to unlocking infinite dexterity and speed in your playing is an ultimate control and knowledge of your instrument. In the newest series by world-renowned bassist Janek Gwizdala, Ultimate Chop Builder, you'll learn the truth behind what it means to have "chops" -not simply how to play fast, but how to be a master of your entire fingerboard. Become a champion of precision through strength building exercises in all twelve keys, writing in both notation and TAB, from the simplest of beginner scales to a multitude of finger-twisting challenges. In the first installment of this series, journey with Janek as you tackle a wealth of material through all of the Major Modes.
I like to think that if Ludwig van Beethoven were alive today, he’d be a social media madman, bypassing his patrons and financers and independently reaching his audience. He’d be thriving in creative and financial freedom. I also like to believe that the hundreds—perhaps thousands—of artists who have gone broke from bad publishing deals and outrageous recoupables would have preferred the option of having direct access to their audience and cutting out the middle man. And yet, they didn’t have that option. Their artistic endeavors began in a time when other people in the music world held the keys to the castle. If you didn’t have access to the Royal Opera House or the record stores or your single wasn’t playing on every radio station, you had no choice but to sit in the back of a van and tour small venues year after year. Until now, that is. Technology and social media have transformed our musical landscape so that it is now possible for any musician to build and maintain a personal relationship with an audience in real time. I can’t promise you a Grammy nomination, but I can guarantee you that if you’re involved in the music business, have a product you’re trying to promote, or want to make a financial commitment to your art without going broke, there’s something in this book for you. Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future. I challenge you to begin today.
The key to unlocking infinite dexterity and speed in your playing is an ultimate control and knowledge of your instrument. In the newest series by world-renowned musician Janek Gwizdala, Ultimate Chop Builder, you'll learn the truth behind what it means to have "chops" -not simply how to play fast, but how to be a master of your entire fingerboard. Become a champion of precision through strength building exercises in all twelve keys, writing in both notation and TAB, from the simplest of beginner scales to a multitude of finger-twisting challenges. In the first installment of this series, journey with Janek as you tackle a wealth of material through all of the Major Modes.
Author: Scott Barnard
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Release Date: 2013-07-01
(Bass Instruction). If you want to work on your bass guitar chops, this is the book for you! These 75 exercises will help you build your endurance and flexibility, challenging you in fun, interesting and methodical ways. Topics include: left-hand finger patterns; pull-offs and hammer-ons; string crossing; harmonic technique; arpeggios; scales; blues sequences; chords on the bass; articulations; rhythms; harmonics; and more.
The Improvisor's Path is a study of harmony, rhythm, and improvisation for the modern bassist. This book lays the groundwork for a deeper understanding of how to make use of Jazz harmonic concepts. One is also given a platform for learning and self awareness on the instrument. This is an exploration of the path to mastery.
This book primarily focuses on bassist, Damian Erskine's unique right hand technique as well as a guide to further developing ones technique in general. A general guide to understanding Jazz Harmony and an in-depth guide to chord shapes for 4,5, & 6 string bass are included. In total, a solid guide to development of your technical abilities on the instrument as well as your improvisatory abilities.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2014-12-01
(Bass). All six of J.S. Bach's essential suites for unaccompanied cello are arranged here for bass guitar in standard notation and tablature. Includes: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 * Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 * Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 * Suite No. 4 in Eb Major, BWV 1010 * Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 * Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012.
Author: Teymur Phell
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Your search for the perfect walking line never ends. This book is unique. We focus on melody as a key driver in walking. Avoid playing the same thing over and over, and add to your walking vocabulary now. Here's what you'll get: Walking lines for 6 tunes Principles of melodic walking Detailed analysis Resources on walking bass Get ready to take your lines to the next level //
Author: James Jamerson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!