This series contains a collection of tunes that can be taught equally well in class or private lessons. Each unit contains a tune, written out solos, backgrounds, bass lines and parts for piano and percussion (or use the play-along CD). Beginning improvisation is developed through the use of preparatory pages and aural echoes on the CD. Improvisation is possible, but not required, for a successful performance.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic, Edited by Sabien, Randy and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Everything is covered here. Starting with all the basics like octaves, hammer-ons and pull-offs. It then builds into the most advanced slap techniques including double and triple pops, flamenco thumb technique, and plucks. There are lessons in upright bass slap, as well as modal harmony studies. The grooves cover a wide range of styles that include jazz fusion, walking lines, fingerstyle conversion, pop/dance, funk/soul, bluegrass, Dixieland, etc. These lessons have something for almost any student; written in bass clef and tablature with CD.
Title: Getting Into Slap Bass, By Matheos, Chris, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21273BCD