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JAMES JAMERSON’S CHROMATIC EXERCISE
Legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson’s classic chromatic exercise written out in all keys with notation, chords and tablature.
This PDF document accompanies Joe Hubbard’s YouTube video, “How to Practice James Jamerson’s Bass Exercise.” Click Here to Watch the Video Lesson!
How to Improvise Like James Jamerson (Transcrition & Analysis)
Learn the improvisational concepts employed by Motown bass great, James Jamerson with notation, chords, tablature and analysis.
This lesson transcription and analysis accompanies Joe Hubbard’s YouTube video, “How to Improvise Like James Jamerson.” CLICK HERE to watch the video lesson!
4-Note Melodic Cells
(Detailed 9-page Mini eBook)
There are so many different improvisational concepts, but the one that’s rarely taught, which is arguably the most ubiquitous is 4-note Melodic Cells.
In this book, Hubbard will take you through four different 4-note melodic cells and show you how to add ‘Rhythmic Treatment’ to these cells, as well as show you how these are applied over different chord changes. The process discussed outlines how to take a simple melodic idea and then shape that idea with a myriad of improvisational possibilities. The culmination of the book will show you how to write your own bass solo using these ideas over a well-known jazz standard. This concept has been widely used by all the great jazz players including Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock.
This Mini eBook accompanies Joe Hubbard’s YouTube video lesson, “How to Write a Bass Solo with 4-Note Melodic Cells.” Click Here to watch the video lesson!
Building Jazz Bass Lines Like Ron Carter!
A requirement to building jazz lines or walking bass lines, as an electric bassist is highly dependent on what you listen to. Good walking bass lines work to propel the forward motion that exists in all straight-ahead jazz, and the people you learn this from are upright bass players. One of the most prolific upright bass players in the history of jazz is Ron Carter. From Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock and so many more, Ron Carter sets the standard for creating some of the hardest swinging bass lines in the business! You’ll learn how Ron Carter constructs his bass lines to enhance the melodic content of his lines!
This mini eBook is consists of a transcription breakdown and analysis that accompanies Joe Hubbard’s popular YouTube video, “Building Jazz Bass Lines In The Style of Ron Carter.” Click Here to watch the video now!
Ubiquitous bass guitarist and educator Joe Hubbard takes you deep into the world of grooves in this master class where he exposes the closely guarded techniques for creating ultra-cool sounding lines over two stylistic musical pieces that covers the genres of funk and West African influenced grooves for bass guitar!
This mini eBook has the transcriptions, as well as a comprehensive breakdown and analysis that accompanies Joe Hubbard’s popular YouTube video, “Groove Workshop for Bass Guitar” All music is written in standard notation and tablature. All musical examples are contained on the You Tube video.” Click Here to Watch the Video Now!
Jaco Did This!
A closely guarded secret to Jaco Pastorius’s bass playing was his concept of using rhythm- specifically where he would take 3, 4 and 5-note patterns and group them into different rhythmic subdivisions to create an unpredictable sound. This concept is one of the defining factors of Jaco’s uniqueness as the world’s greatest bass player. So many bass players do not really employ a methodology for understanding how to manipulate the rhythmic character of their lines. In this mini eBook, bass educator Joe Hubbard explains this concept with a detailed ‘note-by-note’ analysis that accompanies his popular YouTube video lesson, “Jaco Did This!” All the musical examples are written in standard notation and in tablature. The content in this eBook is demonstrated in detail in the video lesson
MODAL WORKOUT- The Dorian Mode!
In this YouTube Lesson, bass educator Joe Hubbard reveals how to practice modes- specifically the Dorian Mode. By first improvising a solo and then reverse engineering, Hubbard extrapolates a valuable exercise that will instantly improve your melodic and harmonic vocabulary when it comes to playing modes over chord changes. This is a “must have” book!
INSANE TRIAD PAIR BASS SOLO!
An Accompanying Transcription & Analysis
In this 12-page eBook, bassist and educator Joe Hubbard breaks down the mystery revolving around what’s known as “triad pairs” through first improvising an insane triad pair bass solo and then “reverse engineering” the techniques and jazz concepts used through an in-depth analysis and note-for-note transcription.
Throughout this analysis, Joe Hubbard will teach you the two most important, and often overlooked concepts when applying triad pairs over the most common chord combinations.
Learning this type of “Triad Pair Improvisation System” will enable you to get closer to the truth when yearning to understand how to play jazz lines in the style of jazz luminaries such as Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner and Pat Metheny, among many other great improvisers!
This eBook accompanies Joe Hubbard’s popular YouTube video, “Insane Triad Pair Bass Solo!” All music is written with standard notation and tablature.
Bass Line Analysis over Nate Smith Drum Loops
An Accompanying Transcription & Analysis
In this 15-page PDF booklet, bass educator Joe Hubbard will take you through a complete breakdown of a bass line composed over Nate Smith’s drum loops to the track ‘Spress Theyself’.
In this book you will learn the complete compositional process that Joe uses when creating bass lines that includes Thematic Development, Dynamic Devices, Asymmetrical Rhythmic Patterns, Melodic Iteration & Reiteration, Harmonic Formulae, Sequential Patterns, and much more. If you’re are interested in learning how to create your own creative bass part, then this is definitely a “must have” book!
Interconnecting 2 5 1 Trick
The 2 5 1 progression gives music forward motion, energy and tension & release. This powerful PDF booklet will expand your understanding of not only the familiar “major 251” progression, but also the “minor 251” as well as discovering the linear possibilities starting from every chord tone in the 2 5 1 progression. Join Joe Hubbard as he teaches you to build musical lines for each 2 5 1 progression, demonstrates the best way to play them and explains all the theory behind how they function. You’ll also learn about “upper structures” and how they relate back to the parent 2 5 1 progressions. Discover why this unique 2 5 1 trick offers you the “keys to the kingdom” for truly understanding how to navigate your way through 2 5 1 progressions.
“Joe Hubbard is one of the best bass teachers that I know…which makes him one of the rare gems in bass education.” – Jeff Berlin
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