Here’s a brilliant new set from Stuart Clayton, revising and greatly expanding his previous book, GIANTS OF BASS.
For each of these remarkable artists, Stuart presents a thoroughly researched biography, selected discography, gear analysis and a detailed breakdown of their commonly used playing techniques.
As a special bonus, for each player, Stuart provides an original, full-length piece of music written expressly to showcase their characteristic style.
Volume 1 features James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Duck Dunn, Rocco Prestia, Jaco Pastorius, John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Paul McCartney, Larry Graham, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, and Bernard Edwards.
The second volume of GIANTS OF BASS offers the same detailed approach, and focusses on the great players of the 1980s and 1990s.
The featured bassists are Cliff Burton, Sting, Billy Sheehan, Mark King, Flea, Marcus Miller, John Myung, Pino Palladino, Stuart Hamm, Stuart Zender, Tim Commerford, Victor Wooten, and Michael Manring.
Audio tracks for the included songs (both full-band and bass-free backing tracks) are available as free downloads from the publisher’s website.
Don’t miss these great tributes to the artists who helped make playing the bass what it is today. Understanding what they did will make you better at what you do.