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This titles was initially requested via special order for a customer in Australia, and ended up becoming part of the regular catalog. It’s called The Breed is Funkin, and this is the version specifically for Bass.

The Breed is Funkin is covers the music of Peter Weniger and is published by Advance Music. Advance has always had a reputation for only printing up quality titles (others we carry from Advance are written by Bruce Gertz and Hal Crook). I wasn’t personally familiar with Peter Weniger prior to the introduction, but this is really good stuff.

As he describes in the description of the book – This book/CD package has not especially been worked out for the use in musical education. It is, on the contrary, an audio CD which has been recorded for sale as a trio CD under my name. Mixing the recordings at the studio, however, gave us the idea to offer this CD Legal Paradizer also as a play along CD.

For this reason I have never taken a pedagogic approach to the musical conception of the pieces performed, which, in my opinion, is exactly what makes these recordings so unique. The structure of none of the pieces is, for instance, as simple as that of the tunes on some other play along CDs.

Therefore, I have taken the liberty of adding a short explanation and/or comment on every piece meant to make it easier for you to follow the road map of the tunes. Additionally I have explained some stylistic features to help you interpret the individual pieces.

Working with my students has shown me how much fun it can be to also offer groove and funk oriented music on a CD to play along. In most of the pieces you do not necessarily have to follow the changes; you should rather develop simple ideas “in time”. A real strong emphasis is here placed on the term “groove”.

The Breed is is 31 pages and includes 2 audio CDs. Music is written in standard notation. (NO TAB).

The Breed is Funkin is available at Bass Books

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