Take your playing to the next level. Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished pro, this Ron Carter book teach you how to create your own unique sound. A sound that will give you a lifelong career as a working bassist, that will be hired over and over again because people know that unique sound and want it on their records and at their performances.
It takes you step by step through Ron Carter's Method of the "Connect the Dots" process of note choices. It's the system he created as a young player and he still uses it to this day.
The bass is the heartbeat and the spine of any band. In the right hands it makes all the other players sound better.
Unlike the old days where the bassist was hidden behind the palm tree, he is now front and center, and has the audience's attention and is sonically center stage.
Now that you've got their attention, what do you do with it? This book is your roadmap to exactly that.
"Creativity is not a property of exceptional people. It is an exceptional property of all people." -- Ron Carter
"I have studied with Mr. Carter for 7 years but I can honestly say that his books are the next best thing to get to know his process and approach to developing a high level of skill on the instrument. With that you can ultimately construct the kind of melodic, powerful and contrapuntal bass lines that can impact and affect the music you play." -- Saadi Zain