Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Book of the Month - "Ron Carter: Building Jazz Bass Lines"
Ron Carter: "Building Jazz Bass Lines" (Hal-Leonard)
A compendium of techniques for great jazz bass lines including play-along CD featuring Ron Carter. In this book/CD pack, the bass legend illustrates step by step the basic concepts of creating bass lines; constructing lines using non-harmonic tones and diverse rhythms; playing in fast tempos; and developing tone and pitch. The play-along CD with a rhythm section and isolated bass parts, so players can listen to Ron play the sample written lines, practice them with the CD, then create their own lines with the guitar, piano and drums backing them up.