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How To Play Bass - Learning From James Jamerson Vol 3

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How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol 3

How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol 3: An 80-20 Device Method Book For Bass Guitar…

Volume 3 of Learning From James Jamerson models the approach that Jamerson took in 1965/66 to incorporate 16th note ideas into straight 8th note bass lines. (View volume 1 here)

Here’s some of what you’ll learn in Volume 3:

  • The six foundational 16th note rhythms (Section 1).
  • Jamerson’s first combination of 16th note rhythm plus device to incorporate 16th note rhythms into his playing (Section 2).
  • The conventional form of rhythmic replacement to add 16th notes to your bass lines (Section 4).
  • Jamerson’s preferred two 16th note rhythmic replacement idea that incorporates harmonic movement too (Section 3).
  • Layering deliberate compositions (Section 12).
  • The Three Stages of 16th note bass lines (Section 7).
  • Using indirect resolutions as 16th note modifying devices (Section 5).
  • How to incorporate pedal tones into your lines (Section 10).
  • Three advanced minor chord devices that barely anyone uses but are simple to execute (Section 11).
  • Jamerson’s favourite 16th note device? (Section 9.)
  • 16th note modifying devices (Section 5).

Volumes 1, 2 and 3 chart Jamerson’s journey going from relatively simple bass lines, to more interesting straight 8th note bass lines, followed by his early experiments with 16th note ideas (this volume). All three volumes need to be assimilated before Volume 4, when how Jamerson created ‘Stage 3’ 16th note bass lines is explored.

Start incorporating 16th note ideas into your bass lines.

How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol 3 available at Amazon.com

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