Ask any top pro bass player and they’ll tell you that having command of a wide variety of bass lines and grooves is an absolute MUST if you want to gig on a regular basis. You might be able to tap, pop, slap or solo like a virtuoso BUT if you can’t lay down the right groove for the band, on a moment’s notice, then you’re left with only two choices:
OPTION #1: Sell your fancy phone (you won’t be getting many gig calls) and invest in a suit and tie for an office job.
OPTION #2: Lock yourself in the shed and dig deep into Stu Hamm’s 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know (keep the phone ‘cause it will be ringing off the hook!).
“No one can be a master of all musical styles, but if you have a basic understanding of the fundamental grooves found across a variety of popular musical genres, it will greatly help you get gigs and sustain a career. There are plenty of great bass players who work all the time because they just show up, play the right part and get called back. I’ve pulled together 50 essential bass lines and grooves, across a wide musical landscape, that will prepare you with the musical diversity you’ll need as a working bassist.”
Indeed, Stu delivers grooves and lines across a very wide musical landscape; from mainstream Blues, Rock, Metal and Funk to Latin-Pop, South African, Ska, Caribbean and New Orleans to Motown, Funk, Soul and Gospel and even four walking bass lines for jazz. Stu also demonstrates several grooves in the odd time signatures that you’re likely to encounter on the bandstand. It’s all here.
"WOW! This one seems to touch a bit on virtually every genre! Excellent coverage of bass lines I would never have had come to mind if not for seeing some of this work!" - Ron H., TrueFire Student
Stu not only demonstrates the grooves over a rhythm track, he breaks it all down with special emphasis on the correct right and left-hand techniques you need to develop to pull the groove off just like the pros.
Speaking of rhythm tracks and pros, you’ll be treated to 50 tracks recorded in the studio just for this course with two of the very best session players in the biz; Bernie Dresel on drums and Carl Verheyen on guitar.
Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you’ll get all of the rhythm tracks to work with on your own.
BASSIST WANTED: Must be able to play Rock, Soul, Blues, Reggae, some Jazz and Odd Meters. Auditions by appointment only.
Put in the time with Stu’s 50 Pro Bass Grooves and the next time you see a classified like this — pick up that fancy phone and call for a slot!