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The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition

Designed for bass players and jazz fans alike, The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition is the first comprehensive reference of its kind. Part player’s manual, part history and part biography, this book looks at all facets of jazz bass, providing expert guidance on technique, practice methods and jazz theory, as well as insights into improvisation and musicianship.


ISBN: 978-0879307165
Number of Pages: 228

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£15.00
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Designed for bass players and jazz fans alike, The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition is the first comprehensive reference of its kind. Part player’s manual, part history and part biography, this book looks at all facets of jazz bass, providing expert guidance on technique, practice methods and jazz theory, as well as insights into improvisation and musicianship.

With exclusive interviews, transcriptions and profiles, The Jazz Bass Book reveals the secrets of key jazz bassists and demonstrates their place in the art form’s development, from early New Orleans jazz through to swing, bebop and the avant-garde.

On the companion CD, Goldsby and other top-notch rhythm section players provide audio examples from the book as well as play-along tracks of typical chord progressions and song forms.

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