As a kid, Freekbass dreamed of becoming a magician who could pull off mind-blowing tricks and captivate audiences. As it turns out, he has accomplished just that, though instead of using a deck of cards or a magic wand, Freekbass's weapon of mass entertainment is the bass guitar. A verifiable funk and electronica master inspired by the likes of Zapp and Midnight Star, Freekbass has created his own brand and style that can only be described by his name. He loves to explore new places with the bass, and that's exactly what 50 Freekbass Licks You MUST Know exemplifies. Now it's time for YOU to join the New Bass Revolution!
50 Freekbass Licks You MUST Know not only covers totally new techniques, but also expands and evolves on some of the more common ones. All aspects of bass playing are covered, with emphasis on melody, rhythm, and groove. Freekbass will also show you his take on single-thumb techniques, double-thumb techniques, other finger techniques, hard-mute bounces, trampoline thumb techniques, thumping and plucking, sock hops, struts, chromatic runs, hammer ons, pulloffs, percussive hand mutes, and much more.
No one is better suited than Freekbass to help you expand your bass-playing horizons. He has studied the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, and Bootsy. He's also released four full-length CDs, including the current "Junkyard Waltz" which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk-legend Bootsy Collins, who also gave him his stage name. As if all of that wasn't enough, Freekbass also has plenty of one-on-one teaching experience behind him and 2 other instructional DVDs.
Now don't be too freaked out--there's plenty of goodness in this course to complement the skill set of any bass guitar player. The video lessons are structured in an easy-to-follow format and Freekbass does an excellent job of explaining every move he makes. The course also comes with tab, standard notation, and Power Tab so you can ingest and decipher every note at your own pace. Freekbass has also included some killer jam tracks so you can learn the licks faster and create your own revolutionary bass sounds. You're going to be blown away by this one. Time to dig in!