Bass Book – The John Benitez Bass Method, Volume 1…
In the world of Latin Jazz/Latin American music, John Benítez is considered one of the greatest bassists alive. (Read more about John in the BMM Latin Issue) With five GRAMMY awards to his name and performance credits ranging from Tito Puente to Chick Corea, his impact on the music world is unquestionable.
“The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1” is the first in a book series forged from unique teaching methods developed over years of private instruction. “Volume 1 • Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass Playing” is a large collection of rhythmic-independence exercises designed to strengthen a student’s overall rhythmic confidence and awareness in regards to the clave, thus facilitating higher degrees of creativity and expression during performance. The book also contains five note-for-note transcriptions from various albums in Benítez’s discography to demonstrate how this master musician applies his own concepts. Volume 1 is a highly useful, one-of-a-kind method for bassists and other inquisitive instrumentalists. Written in standard notation (no TAB). 140 pages.
Artist: John Benitez
Author: Ian Stewart