7/18/2014

Lessons To Go #6 - Blues Bass (Part 2) (english edition)



Here's the second installment of my blues bass series. This time I want to show you how to play a walking blues line and how to connect the chords by using "chromatic approaches". The second topic deals with blues endings. I show you a few standard basslines to end the blues. And thirdly we want to discuss the basics of playing interesting basslines for a slow blues.

Here's a few example pages and two of the accompanying videos:

















7/17/2014

Weekly Basslines #136: Season's Trees (Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi feat. Norah Jones)

This song was requested by one of my students. It's from a soundtrack album to a film that doesn't exist. Italian film composer Daniel Luppi had the notion of writing music in the style of the "spaghetti western" from the 60ies and 70ies. Inspired by the great music of Ennio Morricone to films like "Once Upon A Time In The West" or "The Good The Bad And The Ugly" he teamed up with Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) to realize this project in several sessions between 2005 and 2010. They recorded the music in Rome's Forum Studios, formely used by Morriconne and with musician's who originally worked with the famous Italian soundtrack composer. Therefore the album was called "ROME".  
Jack White and Norah Jones provided the vocals on the album.


The very syncopated bassline to this song is played with a pick by Dario Rosciglion.








7/08/2014

Lesson To Go #6 - Blues Bass Teil 2


Endlich habe ich es mal geschafft Teil 2 meines Blues Bass Kurses fertigzustellen.
Hier ein paar Beispielblätter und zwei Videos: