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Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method

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Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher of music methods including bestselling ones for guitar, piano, band and countless others, is proud to announce their newest method book, the Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method.

Written by acclaimed musician and educator Matthew Rybicki, the Jazz Bass Method is a complete guide to learning jazz bass and includes lessons on: Walking Basics – Chords and Scales – Blues – Rhythm Changes – String Raking – Soloing – Technique – Chord Substitution – Pedal Points and Ostinato – Standard Notation Plus Tab for Electric Bass – and more.

From working with colleagues within the jazz community, like Wynton Marsalis, Ulysses Owens, Jr., and more, and instructing musicians at Jazz at Lincoln Center and elsewhere, Rybicki pulls from his many years of experience to help aspiring bass players learn to create their own walking bass lines and learn improvisation skills.

In addition to lessons, the book includes access to audio examples online, which are available for download and streaming using a unique code in the book. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method retails for $19.99 and is available at

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