Get ready to track the bass with producer Gregg Fine in this "groove-along" course that will break down the bass lines and show you how to create your own grooves...How many of your favorite songs can you name just from hearing the bass line? It's probably quite a few. Thats because the bass, when played and programmed by the pros, stands alone at bottom of the production where it serves as the foundation of the track! A great bass line can really make a good song even better! A powerful base line can act both as the foundation of the track and as another melodic hook within the track!With his carefully crafted musical examples, Gregg gives you a great sense of how a bass line can evolve as your song builds. He uses musical notation so you can see and hear the bass and how it complements the song. Gregg explains how the bass serves to reinforce the chordal structure of a tune by landing on the different notes of the chords. He also explains the powerful relationship between the bass and kick. After all, the bass IS a member of the rhythm section!What takes this bass line theory to even higher ground are Greggs thoughtful examples and play-along grooves that allow you see and hear how great bass lines are constructed.Table of contents:1. Creating Basslines2. Evolution of the Bass3. The Bass Clef4. The Root5. Adding Some Rhythm6. Breaking Up the Rhythm7. Root and 5th - Part 18. Root and 5th - Part 29. Catching the Upbeats10. Adding the Octave11. Finding the Tone12. Funk Basslines - Part 113. Funk Basslines - Part 214. Bass & Kick Relationship15. Developing the Bassline16. Articulations17. More About Tone18. Using the Minor Scale - Part 119. Using the Minor Scale - Part 220. Using Major and Dominant Scales21. Passing Tones & Approach Tones22. Using Arpeggios23. Riff Basslines24. Redefining the Harmony - Part 125. Redefining the Harmony - Part 226. Creating Bass Fills27. Blues Shuffle Walking Bass28. Jazz Walking Bass Overview29. Jazz Walking Bass - Part 130. Jazz Walking Bass - Part 231. Jazz Walking Bass - Part 332. Jazz Walking Bass Conclusion
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