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New Joe Hubbard Bass Book! 50 Essential Jazz Funk Lines

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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:

green_tick_smallPDF E-Book (tablature included)

green_tick_small50 MP3 Tracks with Joe Hubbard playing each example at both slow to faster tempos

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Charlie Banacos: The Zen Master of Jazz Improvisation

Charlie Banacos

Charlie Banacos- The Zen Master of Jazz Improvisation

I never got to say goodbye.  Somewhat like a respected father figure or friendly military drill sergeant, the profound effect that he had on me was unparalleled.   It was a year ago today that my jazz improvisation teacher – Charlie Banacos – passed away after a brutal battle with cancer.  Charlie was only 63 when he died.  His influence on modern music as one of the major jazz educators and improvisation experts of our time is prolific to say the least. 

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Understanding the Learning Process of the Bass Guitar

This illustrates what I call “The Chain of Sound.”  When somebody plays their bass, this is the way the chain of sound occurs in order of importance:

1)  Spirit, Soul- YOU!

This is where the feel, heart and emotions of your sound come from.  Everybody is different and we all come from a variety of backgrounds which contributes significantly in creating the individually of sound and personality on the bass.  There will only ever be one Anthony Jackson, one Marcus Miller.  When Jaco passed away, that was it; nobody will ever replace him.  Because it’s not about notes on the paper, it’s all about the vibe, spirit and soul. 

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