Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments: A Look Inside Scales
A variety of chord progressions, taken from various forms, are used in the Ideas for Soloing, with complete analysis. The book covers the Harmonized scales of the Major, Ascending melodic Minor and the Harmonic Minor. Also covered are the Symmetrical scales: the Half-Step/Whole-Step Diminished scale, Whole Step Half Diminished scale, Whole Tone and the Chromatic scales, plus the Major, Minor, Altered major and Blues Minor Pentatonics and the Harmonic Major III scale. Companion CD included.
Title: Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments: A Look Inside Scales, By Gately, Earl, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21074BCD
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
This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
A Virgin Unspotted
Angels We Have Heard On High
As Lately We Watched
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Morn Is Dawning
Ding Dong Merrily On High
El Noi de la Mare
Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
O, Dearest Love
Pat-a-pan (Willie Take Your Little Drum)
Title: Christmas Strings, Edited by Donald Miller, Published by Mel Bay Publications
The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Double Bass
At last students of the largest instrument in the string
family can make use of this tried and tested method for beginners, developed by
Egon Sassmannshaus for the other string instruments and applied here to the
double bass by Holger Sassmannshaus and J. Peter Close. This method will meet
the needs of the growing number of young bass students.
Note reading is introduced from the beginning.
Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.
Songs and Scales in different positions are easily explained
Large print notes and text as well as many colorful
illustrations are particulary child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school
and school aged children.Illustrations
by Charlotte Panowsky.
Holger Sassmannshaus is a double bass player with the Niederrheinische
Sinfoniker in Mönchengladbach/Krefeld. He also teaches the double bass and
performs with several other ensembles. J. Peter Close is a teacher for violoncello and double bass in Munich.