Reviews by Dave Tuckman –
CLASSIC GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS and DIATONIC MAJOR & MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS… these 2 titles, by author Damon Mazzocco, were first printed/distributed by Jamey Aebersold back in 2007. When the print run sold through, they dried up, and we were fortunate enough to continue making them available, in an ebook (digital) format. Recently, Jamey Aebersold printed another run, so we now have them available in both formats.
Each title is an excellent study in and comes in at less than $10 (in either format). The description of each is below. Check out each title on our website, for complete details, sample pages and ordering information.
CLASSIC GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS
Did you ever wonder where all those great sounding arpeggio runs and bass lines came from? They come from the easily playable material of great composers such as Carcassi, Bach, and Carulli. As the electric bass has become an immensely exciting and popular instrument, its standards for technical excellence have also risen. What we find lacking is a thoughtful, graded approach to learning solos for electric bass. Each of the timeless classics presented here is playable by the beginner to early-intermediate bassist. All are presented in both ‘standard’ and TAB form. Of greatest importance is that this book exceeds its intended goal – to enable each student to experience the emotional and musical joy of playing not just one, but many pieces of music from start to finish. Each of these Classic Gems is suitable for solo performance by today’s modern bass guitarist. 20 pages. Written in standard notation and TAB.
DIATONIC MAJOR & MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
The Late guitarist Andres Segovia put the practice of scales into perspective: ‘The student who wishes to acquire a firm technique ….. should never neglect the patient study of scales. Many hours of frequently futile exercises can be condensed into one hour of scales.’ Although the study of scales is one important element of becoming a great bassist, mastering scales is the primary means to developing new and creative bass playing. The importance of this book can not be overstated. 12 pages. Written in standard notation. (NO TAB)