All the Good Stuff

How I Practice by Janek Gwizdala

Author: Janek Gwizdala,E. E. Bradman,Jesse Hayes,Jason Shadrick

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503241053

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Page: 52

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For over almost 20 years, London-born U.S.-based bass player, producer, and educator Janek Gwizdala has successfully maintained high-profile careers as a world renowned bandleader/recording artist, educator/clinician, and musical director/sideman for some of the most respected names in the music industry, including Randy Brecker, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, John Mayer, Airto Moreira, Chuck Loeb, Peter Erskine, Flora Purim, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Jojo Mayer, Paul Shaffer and Wayne Krantz. With six albums to his name, a successful website [videobasslessons.tv], top-flight gear endorsements, and an acclaimed book, You're a musician. Now what?, Janek is at the vanguard of 21st century bass. In this power-packed follow-up, Janek shares the secrets of the carefully crafted practice regime that enables him to get the most out of his instrument, his hands, and his ears. Filled with hard-earned tips on getting focused, prioritizing, stain inspired, building vocabulary, making the material your own, pacing, rejuvenating basic ideas, and finding solutions to musical problems - and illustrated with over 25 musical templates to get you started - All The Good Stuff is guaranteed to change the way you practice and help you reach your highest potential.

All the Better Stuff

Practice Knows No Limits

Author: Janek Gwizdala

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981902064

Category:

Page: 172

View: 7367

All the Better Stuff is the power-packed sequel to Janek Gwizdala's critically acclaimed bass practice book, All the Good Stuff. These expertly crafted exercises will help you push yourself to the next level in your technique, ability, and musicianship, regardless of your current playing abilities. Using Janek's virtuosic playing and years of experience, All the Better Stuff will innovate your daily practice routine, excite you about where you're going, and inspire you to be just that - better.

Bass Player's Guide to the Galaxy

Chordal Harmony

Author: Janek Gwizdala

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973817314

Category:

Page: 140

View: 2198

Chordal Harmony is the definitive guide to mastering the art of chords on bass. Expertly crafted as a comprehensive, step-by-step method by world-renowned bassist Janek Gwizdala, this book is designed to leave no musician behind. Whether you have no previous knowledge of music theory or harmony, or are a more experienced player looking for a tool to push your furthest boundaries, Chordal Harmony will increase your abilities in harmonic vocabulary, voice leading, chord melody, playing in all 12 keys, composition, and so much more. London-born, US-based bass player and record producer Janek Gwizdala has been on the international music scene for over twenty years, touring as a band leader and working as musical director or sideman with some of the most respected names in the industry. These include: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, John Mayer, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, and Airto Moreira. As a recording artist and band leader, Janek has released eight albums as a leader; as an author, published three critically acclaimed books; and has toured the world extensively with music, while also touring as a lecturer and clinician in the world's leading educational establishments.

Bass Player's Ultimate Chop Builder

Major Modes

Author: Janek Gwizdala

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717120472

Category:

Page: 124

View: 471

The key to unlocking infinite dexterity and speed in your playing is an ultimate control and knowledge of your instrument. In the newest series by world-renowned bassist Janek Gwizdala, Ultimate Chop Builder, you'll learn the truth behind what it means to have "chops" -not simply how to play fast, but how to be a master of your entire fingerboard. Become a champion of precision through strength building exercises in all twelve keys, writing in both notation and TAB, from the simplest of beginner scales to a multitude of finger-twisting challenges. In the first installment of this series, journey with Janek as you tackle a wealth of material through all of the Major Modes.

You're a Musician. Now What?

How to Thrive in Creative and Financial Freedom as a Musician

Author: Janek Gwizdala

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1624882854

Category: Music

Page: 65

View: 3266

I like to think that if Ludwig van Beethoven were alive today, he’d be a social media madman, bypassing his patrons and financers and independently reaching his audience. He’d be thriving in creative and financial freedom. I also like to believe that the hundreds—perhaps thousands—of artists who have gone broke from bad publishing deals and outrageous recoupables would have preferred the option of having direct access to their audience and cutting out the middle man. And yet, they didn’t have that option. Their artistic endeavors began in a time when other people in the music world held the keys to the castle. If you didn’t have access to the Royal Opera House or the record stores or your single wasn’t playing on every radio station, you had no choice but to sit in the back of a van and tour small venues year after year. Until now, that is. Technology and social media have transformed our musical landscape so that it is now possible for any musician to build and maintain a personal relationship with an audience in real time. I can’t promise you a Grammy nomination, but I can guarantee you that if you’re involved in the music business, have a product you’re trying to promote, or want to make a financial commitment to your art without going broke, there’s something in this book for you. Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future. I challenge you to begin today.

Guitarist's Ultimate Chop Builder

Major Modes

Author: Janek Gwizdala

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717121639

Category:

Page: 120

View: 2216

The key to unlocking infinite dexterity and speed in your playing is an ultimate control and knowledge of your instrument. In the newest series by world-renowned musician Janek Gwizdala, Ultimate Chop Builder, you'll learn the truth behind what it means to have "chops" -not simply how to play fast, but how to be a master of your entire fingerboard. Become a champion of precision through strength building exercises in all twelve keys, writing in both notation and TAB, from the simplest of beginner scales to a multitude of finger-twisting challenges. In the first installment of this series, journey with Janek as you tackle a wealth of material through all of the Major Modes.

Bass Hanon

75 Exercises to Build Endurance and Flexibility for Bass Guitar Players

Author: Scott Barnard

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1480358622

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 1171

(Bass Instruction). If you want to work on your bass guitar chops, this is the book for you! These 75 exercises will help you build your endurance and flexibility, challenging you in fun, interesting and methodical ways. Topics include: left-hand finger patterns; pull-offs and hammer-ons; string crossing; harmonic technique; arpeggios; scales; blues sequences; chords on the bass; articulations; rhythms; harmonics; and more.

The Improvisor's Path

Exploring the Bassist's Path to Mastery

Author: Damian Erskine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497368910

Category: Music

Page: 180

View: 4130

The Improvisor's Path is a study of harmony, rhythm, and improvisation for the modern bassist. This book lays the groundwork for a deeper understanding of how to make use of Jazz harmonic concepts. One is also given a platform for learning and self awareness on the instrument. This is an exploration of the path to mastery.

Killer Walking Bass

Melodic Lines for the Advanced Jazz Bassist

Author: Teymur Phell,Jim Kalbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781975919658

Category:

Page: 68

View: 2632

Your search for the perfect walking line never ends. This book is unique. We focus on melody as a key driver in walking. Avoid playing the same thing over and over, and add to your walking vocabulary now. Here's what you'll get: Walking lines for 6 tunes Principles of melodic walking Detailed analysis Resources on walking bass Get ready to take your lines to the next level //

Right Hand Drive

Harmonic Awareness, Rudiments for Bass and Technique Expansion

Author: Damian Erskine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497462687

Category: Music

Page: 108

View: 4712

This book primarily focuses on bassist, Damian Erskine's unique right hand technique as well as a guide to further developing ones technique in general. A general guide to understanding Jazz Harmony and an in-depth guide to chord shapes for 4,5, & 6 string bass are included. In total, a solid guide to development of your technical abilities on the instrument as well as your improvisatory abilities.

Ready, Aim, Improvise!

Author: Hal Crook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783892210603

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 6390

An exploration of the critical areas involved in the learning of improvisation, including: music theory, jazz harmony, ear training, practicing, and self-critiquing.

Bach Cello Suites for Electric Bass

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495032590

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 1398

(Bass). All six of J.S. Bach's essential suites for unaccompanied cello are arranged here for bass guitar in standard notation and tablature. Includes: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 * Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 * Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 * Suite No. 4 in Eb Major, BWV 1010 * Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 * Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson

Author: James Jamerson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780881888829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

View: 692

(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!

Guitarist's Ultimate Chop Builder

Minor Modes

Author: Janek Gwizdala

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717121936

Category:

Page: 132

View: 3034

The key to unlocking infinite dexterity and speed in your playing is an ultimate control and knowledge of your instrument. In the newest series by world-renowned musician Janek Gwizdala, Ultimate Chop Builder, you'll learn the truth behind what it means to have "chops" -not simply how to play fast, but how to be a master of your entire fingerboard. Become a champion of precision through strength building exercises in all twelve keys, writing in both notation and TAB, from the simplest of beginner scales to a multitude of finger-twisting challenges. In the second installment of this series, journey with Janek as you tackle both the harmonic and melodic scales in a wealth of material through all of the Minor Modes.

The Low Down

A Guide to Creating Supportive Jazz Bass Lines

Author: Danny Ziemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692405956

Category: Double bass

Page: 70

View: 8285

The Low Down is a comprehensive jazz bass method book covering the fundamentals of bass line construction, with useful information for beginners and advanced players. Combining the author's formal background in Music Education and Jazz Performance, The Low Down accomplishes teaching the basics of sound production, layout development, and walking line construction with extreme clarity.

Recording Spaces

Author: Philip Newell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136116451

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 2249

Recording Spaces deals with the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles. It discusses these spaces in terms of isolation, internal acoustics, possible techniques of use, and the way that these spaces will interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. It deals with the concepts of sound isolation, examines some of the principal processes at work, and provides drawings and descriptions of actual rooms and techniques. The book describes how the isolation requirements have their effect on the internal acoustics of the rooms, and how the room treatments must be conceived with such interactions taken into consideration. Starting from the initial concepts, to the measurements of the finished items, Recording Spaces discusses many different types of room, from vocal `booths' to orchestral rooms. There are many stories of how actual `classical' musical performances, from rock to orchestral, have been inspired, or strongly influenced, by the acoustics of their recording spaces. Philip Newell lives in Spain and travels extensively - he is currently designing a concert hall in the Ukraine. Philip began his career working with classic groups such as The Who, whilst at the same time recording brass bands, Welsh male voice choirs, Scottish pipes, church and fairground organs, musicals, and classical recitals. After setting up Virgin Records' first studio he designed their Manor Mobile studio, produced the first recording with a 24-track mobile vehicle, and went on to design their Townhouse Studios in London. Philip has close links with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University and has written articles for the major audio magazines. He is the author of Studio Monitoring Design, also published by Focal Press.

Jaco Pastorius

Bass Play-Along

Author: Jaco Pastorius

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495071103

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 5213

(Bass Play-Along). The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The purchase price includes online access to audio for download or streaming. Songs: Birdland * Bright Size Life * Come On, Come Over * Continuum * The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines * 4 A.M. * Harlequin * Teen Town.

New Method for the Double Bass

English and German... - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Franz Simandl,Frederick Zimmermann

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781296040857

Category:

Page: 140

View: 1817

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