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Accelerate Your Bass Playing Vol. 1:

Accelerate Your Bass Playing is the first video I recorded for Rittor Music in Japan. It is now available in the United States and throughout the world. This video is for the beginning to intermediate player. I cover a wide variety of subjects and play several demonstrations.

Part 1 starts you off with some basic finger exercises. I go through some chromatic patterns across the strings , strength and independence, arpeggios and scales. In part 2, I take you through some basic fret board knowledge. I cover subjects such as intervals, natural notes, note colors and lines in different positions. Part 3 covers Funk / R&B techniques. I cover my muting technique and give you several grooves for practicing. From there I go on to demonstrate my slap technique. You will see basic octave and thumbing techniques that are critical building blocks for good slap playing and phrasing. I provide you with a variety of slap grooves for practicing. Part 4 covers Rhythm Studies and Various Styles. You will go through whole & half note studies, dotted notes, quarter & eighth note rhythms, rests, ghost notes and 16th note rhythms. I then go on to expose you to a variety of styles. Jazz, walking, rock, bossa nova, Latin tumbao & hip hop examples are given.

 

Detailed explanations are given with each example. I kept the talking in the video to a minimum and loaded the 79page accompanying booklet with tips and information. this video would help you gain the techniques that I'm using in my instructional books. Sometimes there is no substitute for actually seeing how someone is playing particular techniques. There are some fun playing demonstrations with Tomo Fujita, Larry Finn & Dave Limina. I even got to rip a slap solo on a tune we play at the end of the video. The video is being distributed by Hal Leonard, so if you don't see it in your local music store, please ask them to carry it or you can order it through my website. I hope you will check it out.

 

$30.00 - VHS - Sold Out

$30.00 - DVD - Sold Out

 

 

Anthony Vitti
Berklee College of Music