This is the centerpiece of the Ron Carter Library. (He refers to it as "THE book" when talking to his students)
While other bass lesson books teach you arco techniques and how to audition for a classical orchestra, this book is completely different.
It shows you how the bass functions, and the hand positions and locations on the instrument so you can find those beautiful notes too. And it has QR codes that link to video demos so you can watch the Maestro play the exercises himself.
With this book you can do what Carter does every night. Play rhythm changes all the time, make wonderful blues choruses, or in the Maestro's case, play Little Waltz for 25 years. And have it be new and fresh every time.
Easy-to-follow, thoroughly explained book includes:
1/2 through 5 1/2 positions
*Tips for players
*Ideal for both upright and electric bass.
*Perfect for bass players and teachers alike.
"We jazz bassists all have the same notes. The difference is in our finding different and new places to play them on the instrument. This is what makes our own sound unique to us" - Ron Carter
"We are fortunate, as students, (and we are ALL Ron Carter students) that Sansei has codified his approaches to bass playing into concise and practical methods. Many decades of teaching at the highest level, at schools like Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music, and clinics and masterclasses at virtually every top conservatory in the world, insures his position at the top of the Jazz Bass Totem Pole, and the Bass Education Totem Pole!"
-- Steve Bailey, Chair,Bass Department, Professional Performance Division, Berklee College of Music
Portuguese Language Version
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