“For a long time I’ve been hearing from a lot of my students on my Jazz Bass School that they would like to see some electric bass curriculum. I’ve been thinking about it a long time, because I wanted to make sure I did it in a thoughtful way and not haphazardly. So I thought about it for a couple years, and I’m really excited with how it’s turned out. I think you guys are gonna have a lot of fun.” – John Patitucci
Three time Grammy Award winning bassist and instructor John Patitucci has added lessons for Electric Bass to his well established Online Jazz Bass School. Members will now have access to all lessons – including both acoustic and electric bass – each available for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Over 100 new electric bass guitar lessons have been added, and as with the the existing bass lessons, John provides PDF transcriptions and all-star play-along MP3 downloads recorded by Jon Cowherd (piano), Brian Blade (drums) and Steve Cardenas (guitar). John’s approach focuses on foundational and technical skills but with a constant emphasis on musicality, sound and rhythm.
Newly added bass lessons cover the full range of experience levels – beginning with the names of the strings, basic sound production, arpeggios and chord voicing – carrying through all the way to walking over changes, using cell analysis, and advanced analysis (again with play-along tracks) covering styles such as Samba, Bossa Nova, and Baião, as well as Cha Cha Cha and Blues. The advanced analysis and play-alongs include a track taken directly from John’s latest solo album.
Also included are 24 bass etudes composed in all 12 major and minor keys, composed specifically for his students here at ArtistWorks. The etudes include downloadable backing tracks and charts. Some of the material references ear training and music theory lessons that John recorded for his acoustic bass lessons, all of which is accessible to members of his online school. The availability of the full acoustic bass curriculum provides a fantastic resource to the electric bass player, who is routinely challenged to provide an “acoustic sound” within the context of a jazz setting.
“The idea is to get the concepts and the language down of jazz. To listen and immerse yourself in this language – just like you learned your native tongue. You learned by hearing it from your folks; you learned from the immersion in it. You didn’t start off with grammar books. I want you to dive into the tunes – harmonically, the grooves that go along with the ideas – opening up your ears and being able to assimilate this language of jazz.” – John Patitucci
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