Category Archives: Bass Guitar
Well, it’s that time of year again when New Year’s resolutions start to surface and as a practicing musician, you’re probably just starting to think about new ways of how to improve the ‘quality’ your practice regime. If you are 100% happy with your bass playing and musicianship skills, then don’t read any further. But…if you are looking for new ways to improve the value of your practice habits, then read on!
There is a litany of finger exercises, but sadly, most of them just serve to wiggle your fingers and nothing more. What you want is something to warm up with that engages all three of the senses and relates to something musically- right?
12-tone rows are a great musical source to sink your teeth into, that are melodic studies relating to the chromatic scale. Music that is entirely based on the chromatic scale is called atonal, but what you might not know is that many of the more modern jazz players use atonal ideas over tonal music!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acclaimed bass player, educator and jazz fusion recording artist Joe Hubbard has just released his fifth self-published book entitled, How to Practice with Maximum Efficiency! This book will change the way you look at practicing a musical instrument forever.
Consisting of 61 different concepts or ‘practice hacks’, Hubbard takes you on a journey of musical self-discovery, debunking many myths along the way, as well as demystifying the essential steps necessary to becoming a proficient and competent musician.
This book contains 50 Essential Jazz Funk Lines for improvisation enabling you to produce lines in the style of Hadrien Feraud, Jeff Berlin, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci and Matt Garrison. Musical concepts contained within these lines include Pentatonics, Triad Pairs, Coltrane 3-Tonic Systems (Giant Steps changes), Tri-Chord Patterns, Chromaticism, Intervallics and much, much more! Also included is an in-depth breakdown on how to apply these lines over different chord changes.
This is What You’ll Get:
PDF E-Book (tablature included)
50 MP3 Tracks with Joe Hubbard playing each example at both slow to faster tempos
I’m proud to announce the opening of my new bass video instructional website: http://www.joehubbardbassvideos.com This website is a ‘one of a kind’ bass guitar instructional website that has been carefully designed to guarantee efficient practice with rewarding results. You will learn the same program that I have taught to iconic bass players such as, Pino Palladino, Paul Turner (Jamiroquai), Mike Mondesir (Billy Cobham) and countless others, all with equal success!