The rite of passage for members of the Satere-Mawe tribe of Brazil requires wearing a glove filled with bullet ants, whose sting is often compared to being shot by a gun. Thankfully, the rite of passage for contemporary bass players preserves both hands and is a lot more fun. If you're drawn to any modern style of groove-based music, you're required by law to assimilate the collective wisdom of classic soul, funk and R&B bass players whose timeless grooves power virtually every popular style of music today.
Your groove witch doctor, David Santos guides your rite of passage expertly with 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know. Electric bassist, touring and session musician, songwriter and producer, Santos has fired up the groove with some of the world's most prominent superstars including Crosby Stills & Nash, Stephen Stills, John Fogerty, Billy Joel, Elton John, Phoebe Snow, The Neville Brothers, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett.
David cherry-picked 50 of the most versatile, most potent grooves -- immortal bass lines one and all -- to share with you in this collection. "I've studied and pulled lines from countless blues, soul and R&B recordings, all of which have inspired my own playing. These 50 grooves personify the music of James Brown, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, The Meters, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Guitar Watson, Sly and The Family Stone, Cornell Dupree, Booker T and The MG's, Little Milton and many, many others."
David has prepared an extraordinarily engaging learning experience for students of bass guitar. No tedious theory or boring exercises to struggle through here -- you will groove your way through this course. In fact, you'll have trouble putting it down.
Each of the 50 grooves is presented in a lesson set that includes a demonstration of the groove by David performed over a killer rhythm track, a note-by-note, technique-by-technique breakdown of the groove, the rhythm track for you to work with on your own, a text narrative, tab, standard notation, and Power Tab files.
David's educational approach in this course goes way beyond just learning bass lines and grooves. "It's important for players to learn the entire shape of a piece of music, note-for-note, from beginning to end. The memorization process of learning complete songs, with a beginning and an end and some twists and turns in the middle, will develop the ability to play and work in the real world of the working musician." Learning the 50 mini-songs that David has prepared for you will get you well on your way to that real world.
Pack your bags, stir your soul and grab your bass -- your rite of passage begins right now with 50 Bass Grooves You MUST know!