|THE MONTHLY LOWDOWN
BassBooks.com‘s newsletter for June, 2015.QUOTE-UNQUOTE”Women, children and rhythm section first.”
|B.B. KING: ON TO ANOTHER GIG
The King of the Blues left us last month. Riley B. King passed away at 89, after delighting millions of fans and inspiring generations of blues players through more than 70 years of performing.
In a 2003 interview, B.B. King told Guitar.com what he looked for in a bass player:
“One that will play what I want. That’s what I look for. I’m a blues player. I like I, IV and V. Them blues chords. And I want the guy to spell them out, play ’em for me where I can hear ’em. Of course I’d like him to have a little more knowledge, you know, everything we play is not 12-bars. But if he’s good with I, IV and V, I can live with him because I can teach him the other. If he’s good with that I, IV and V, he’s my guy. And I want him to drive. I want him to be like the drums: I want him to drive. That’s what I like in a bass player.”
|NEW EBOOK: THE BASSIST’S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT, PREVENTION AND BETTER HEALTH
This landmark work on maintaining health as a player is now available as an ebook.
Bass player and chiropractor Randy Kertz published this seminal work on maintaining health as a player, and now it’s available as an ebook (PDF) for easy download. The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management, Prevention and Better Health is designed to point out common and not so common problems that the musician may encounter during practice or performing situations.
The injuries and conditions themselves are explained along with their prevention and treatment options. An easy to use symptom reference guide allows the reader to quickly look up the area of injury and find its source.
A chapter of pro tips offers advice and exercises from top bassists including Steve Bailey, David Ellefson, Putter Smith and Victor Wooten. The second edition includes updated information for double bassists, as well as new interviews with Esperanza Spalding, John Clayton, Chuck Rainey and Lemmy. 88 pages.
Downloaded ebooks can be read on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and you can print out pages as you wish. Save the time and money of shipping, and reduce your carbon footprint!
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