Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

By Jimmy Haslip Bass Guitar Book Item: 00-33580
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This inspirational resource for jazz and fusion musicians expands the possibilities of creative expression. Using the Yellowjackets tune "Run for Your Life," Jimmy walks through a study of Rhythm Changes and then branches out into the types of alterations and possibilities that have kept his playing fresh for over 47 years. Even the most seasoned jazz musician will find new ways of creating distinctive melodies, patterns, bass lines, and harmonies, allowing for the truest personal expression as you learn to speak through your instrument with ease. Recorded examples are available as free MP3 downloads from alfred.com/downloads.

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About the Recordings / Acknowledgments
The 12-Bar Blues
Rhythm Changes
The II-V-I
"Run for Your Life": A Study of Rhythm Changes
Harmonic and Melodic Analysis
Developing the Walking Bass Line
The Modes
Altered Harmony Using the Chromatic Scale
Pentatonic Scales (5-Note Scales)
Rhythmic Choices
Walking Through the Bridge
Altered Variations of Rhythm Changes
Bebop Scales
New Harmonic Ideas for Altered Progressions
Walking Bass Lines for Altered Forms
Scales for Dominant 7th Chords
Diminished and Chromatic Scale Study
Melodic Use of the Diminished Scale: "Boomtown"
Altering the Harmony for Composition
Expanding Melodic Soloing Possibilities with the Dorian Mode
Modal Ideas for the Bridge of Rhythm Changes
Practice with Chordal Arpeggios
"Galileo": Ideas on the Major Scale Inspired by Jaco Pastorius
"Gabriela Rose"
Melodic and Harmonic Analysis of "Gabriela Rose"
The Wheel of Improvisation

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Artist Series
Author: Jimmy Haslip
Instrument: Bass Guitar
Format: Book
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-33580
ISBN 10: 0-7390-6358-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-6358-3
UPC: 038081373799

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