2-5-1’s Part 3

The 2-5-1, possibly the most common harmonic device in all of jazz harmony. I this course we deconstruct and demystify the process of increasing your ability to improvise over it!

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2-5-1’s Part 1

The 2-5-1, possibly the most common harmonic device in all of jazz harmony. I this course we deconstruct and demystify the process of increasing your ability to improvise over it!

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Guest Teacher Peter Erskine – Part 2 of 2

How are you digging Peter’s thoughts on time and phrasing? Check out some more in this second part of our two part guest teacher feature. And get ready for our new 12 week course on technique starting next week! We’ve been shooting tons of cool features, close ups on each hand, ideas for your practice routines, and will have a ton of downloads for you to work into your practice routine!

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Guest Teacher Peter Erskine – Part 1 of 2

So it’s Spring Break at videobasslessons.tv! congrats to everyone who made it through our first full semester transcription course, and boy do we have a treat for you in our two weeks before we launch our next course. Grammy award winning recording artist and world renowned drummer Peter Erskine was gracious enough to spend some time with me in the studio talking about time keeping, phrasing, and listening, and you get to learn from a living legend and true master of the music. Don’t forget our second semester is starting in two weeks with one of the most comprehensive looks at left and right hand technique ever. Tons of tutorials, downloadable material, and practical advice that will improve your technique beyond recognition! And for anyone still working on the transcription course, you can use these two weeks to really catch up on your homework, and get a few more ideas under your fingers!

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Time Feel in Depth Part 2 – Walking bass lines and swing feel

This lesson takes a look at some of the things that have helped me develop a swing feel for walking bass lines. Although I don’t really play in this style anymore, it’s definitely a huge part of my education as a musician and as a bass player. I highly recommend transcribing some basslines from the greats that have come before us such as Ray Brown, Leroy Vinegar, Paul Chambers, Charlie Mingus, and many others. And it’s also important to remember to transcribe things you really enjoy, and not to transcribe things just because I say so. These are just suggestions to help open doors for you, and it’s up to you to go after what you really love about specific styles and sounds within music.

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