Victor Wooten emerged as a once-in-a-lifetime, game-changing bassist in the early- 90s, via his highly innovative playing with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. Launching his solo career a few years later, with A Show of Hands, it soon became apparent that Wooten was also a major musical force, thanks to an organic and highly original approach to music and music education. In this book/online video package,Victor reveals his musical soul.
In Part 1, he outlines his ten essential elements of music including such important and under-emphasised areas as emotion and feel, dynamics, tone, phrasing, space and listening. This section deals more with Victor’s concepts and approaches and are more theoretical in nature.
In Part 2, Victor addresses the personal lessons using text, notation, tablature and video footage to cover such key topics as warming up and hand-strengthening, tone, harmonics, thumb technique, tapping, looping and soloing. This section is a more how-to approach with hands-on demonstrations. Throughout, Victor underscores this vital material with a groove first ethic, as well an accent on being musical and creative – three mandatory ingredients to becoming a highly-sought-after professional bassist. Victor Wooten Bass Workshop a must-have tool for bass players at all levels.
This book includes access to four hours of online video that can be streamed or downloaded.