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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:04 PM

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Do you love and want to sing the Classic Rock songs, from STYX, Foreigner, Loverboy, Journey and all the others, this could be what you're looking for. We have a Keyboardist/singer, Lead Guitar, Second Guitar/singer, Drummer and Bass, all with many years' experience...
What we want. . .
• Experienced singer/frontman that can sing the high stuff
• MUST be able to COMMIT to one night a week practice and a couple gigs a month.
• Reliable and Dependable.
• This project comes first.
Send us more information about you and samples and we will send more about us...

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul


Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:07 PM

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Singer/songwriter/musician AlonzoE is looking for others to join him in playing out some originals as well as collaborating on new work together.
Individuals must believe in God, not be on any meds or on drugs of any kind, be a non-smoker, and free from alcoholism. Hate to have to preface it with that but so many in this industry are wasting away or don't see success because of the above mentioned issues. Needing drummer, bassist, and keyboard player as well as guitarist. Please be a female, or male between the ages of 18-28 ( within my age ). Ethnicity not important but diversity is. Not looking for rappers, beat makers, or those into country or heavy metal. The music that we need to reach out with must be positive and uplifting unlike most the crap that corporate world puts on the radio today. If you would like to see some samples of my work check out alonzoe.com. Shoot me an email with your skill ( instrument) played in the subject line so I know you are not spam and we can discuss it further.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Minneapolis or suburbs


Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:32 PM

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20 plus years pro-experiece. Over 100 gigs a year average. Well schooled and reliable. Rock, country, metal, jazz, funk, R&B, worldbeat. Travel no problem. Available now. Fill in and subbing OK. Established working bands only. Gary (612)seven 0 nine-4956

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, MPLS


Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 5:14 PM

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I care what you sound like! Over 20 years of experience with many different styles of music. I don't just babysit the board. I actually MIX your band and enjoy my work. I take as much pride in my mixing, as you do in your musicianship. Also interested in becoming a groups full time tech, mixing all your shows and giving you a consistent sound at all your shows.


Services Provided:

Single or multiple night FOH mixes with or without system.

Pro Gear.

32 Channels, 4 seperate Monitor mixes, Light show, 7500w System +

X32 Digital Mixer
Soundcraft GB-4
Crown and QSC Power
Yamaha and QSC Speakers

References available on request.

www.warpfactor9.com

Currently run FOH as a back up at Toby Keith's and Kerian's
Run FOH on rotation at the Narrow's.


• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Minnesota/Twin Cities/Western Wisconsin

• Location: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota, Western WI


Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 12:09 AM

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Music Producer - Take your rightful position on the world stage!

Producer Jon Statham - musician, arranger, visionary who is a consummate professional committed to quality work.
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What he’ll bring to your song/s you can use to EXPAND your career.

It is your duty, obligation and responsibility to take action and get attention on your songs. You get what you put your attention on.

Recent Projects:

http://www.soundcloud.com/jonstatham


You have questions?

Let’s Talk

Jon Statham

http://www.jonstatham.com

Los Angeles/ Nashville/ New York/ Worldwide

• Location: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Anywhere/ Worldwide


Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:04 AM

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• Success Is Important
• Think of your music in terms of expansion.
• Expand don’t contract.
• We will help you accomplish your music.

EXPAND!!!!!!

Commit to High Quality Recordings. Here’s what you get:

1) An analysis of your song and its format based on the most successful songs and styles, and suggestions on how it can be improved (if needed).

2) All the instruments needed to make your songs come to life. That could mean strings, extra keyboards, multiple acoustic and electric guitar tracks.

3.) All the vocal tracks sung by an excellent male vocalist, me! Actually I am hired every week to imitate some of the biggest names in music, so it’s fair to say that you get many vocalists when you hire me!

If you are the vocalist, great! I can cover background vocals with vocal arrangements that compliment the song.

4.) A final mix of your song that will make you proud to play it for others and submit it to opportunities!


From Songwriters songs to the Full Length Creation of your Album.
Song by song, track by track, YOUR vision of how YOU want your music to sound will be achieved and delivered.

Recent Project:

http://www.soundcloud.com/jonstatham

You have questions?
Let’s talk.

Producer Jon Statham

http://www.jonstatham.com

Los Angeles/ Nashville/ New York / Worldwide

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Anywhere/ Worldwide


Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:31 PM

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In order to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

1. You must have a professionally mixed and mastered piece of music ready for radio play.
2. Music must be more than a hobby it must be something you are truly passionate about
3. You must be willing to increase the amount of music and exposure events you are currently doing
4. You must be willing to endure the rigorous schedule of a professional artist
5. You must have some live stage performance experience
6. You must be able to take feedback without getting offended

Please consider the amount of time and energy it takes to go through all of the submissions that we get everyday. Please only apply if you are ready now to take your music to the next level.

We work with new artist as well as established artist in between label deals. If you are currently signed please be prepared to shared the extent of your contract. If you are an independent artist we can work with any distribution deals you may already have in place.

Every artist that completes an application will get a chance to talk to a member or our A&R staff even if you are not selected. We believe in providing feedback so that artist can improve.

To apply click the link and complete all of the required information.

http://www.amdrimo.com/applynow

• Location: Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis / St. paul, Rochester, St. Cloud


Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 7:52 AM

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Hey Rockers

MANIC ANTICS is looking for (*male or female*) a bass player who is ready to raise the bar on the local music scene.

Besides rocking out tunes from: Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Dokken, Deep Purple and Ted Nugent, just to name a few older bands, we will also be playing Alternative modern rock and originals. While Manic Antics is a hard hitting rock band, the motto is: "If the band likes it, and we can play it well, no music is off limits... except for rap!"

So, if you have a great attitude, and you're really ready to rock----then let me know. At the link below are clips of me kicking out a few solos. Enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/manicantics1

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Mpls/Metro/Other


Posted: Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:53 AM

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Persistence is a great advantage to any songwriter who wants to multiply his or her success—because most other people have given up on their innate ability to persist on a given course.

Successful creative people assume that their future achievements rely on investing in actions that may not pay off today but that when taken consistently and persistently over time will sooner or later bear fruit.

Habitually commit. Commitment is one of the things that there is a shortage of.

Put your attention on your music. You get what you put your attention on.
- Grant Cardone.

Recent Projects:

http://www.soundcloud.com/jonstatham

You have questions?
Let’s talk.

Producer Jon Statham

http://www.jonstatham.com

• Location: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Anywhere/ Worldwide


Posted: Friday, December 5, 2014 3:59 PM

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Do you write but not sing? Male vocalist available…

You’re a very good songwriter, maybe you’re brilliant. But there’s just one thing: you don’t have the greatest singing voice. Maybe pretty good – just not good enough to really sell the GREAT song you’ve just written.

I am a male vocalist with many styles under my belt: Rock, Country, Alternative, Metal, R&B, Standards, surf music…you name it.

Recent Projects:
http://www.soundcloud.com/jonstatham

Read what one of our newest client/ friend has to say about working with
Vocalist/ Producer Jon Statham:

I don't know where to begin. I am thrilled to have discovered the multi talents of Jon Statham. He has taken one of my compositions and turned it into a classic. A true genius at work. If you want a professional, creative, master’s touch and the best rendition your song could possibly have, then you must trust your writing to Jon. After hearing what he did to my first songs, I am planning many more as soon as possible.

- John Arthur Foster songwriter

Do you want to be this thrilled about your music?
Let’s Talk.

http://www.jonstatham.com

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Anywhere/ Worldwide


Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:21 PM

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Hi, We are a group of 5 musicians looking for a great, reliable, experienced and talented horn section. We cover a wide variety of dance music from 60's through today's hits. Fun, and working 3-5 times a month and concentrating on Corp gigs and casino's. We have a bus for travel and rehearsal area in Chaska. quick start up/must read and write charts, have stage experience and be dedicated to this one main band. formal dress, great gear, pro attitude a must. Everyone sings in this group and a lead male vocalist would be exactly what we're looking for. Fun band, established fan base, decent pay and a lot of great music, R & B, Blues, Rock, Easy Listening, Alternative, Top 40 and classics. Something for everyone, come join us for some fun! Bio, Photo, Audio and or video needed for initial interview. Must be willing to travel. :)

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Chaska


Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:15 AM

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Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014 1:08 PM

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Established cover band (over 7 years) with gigs booked solid into 2015 is looking for an experienced lead vocalist and frontman to replace ours; who will be leaving due to a job change.

You should have experience fronting a band, have a 'catalog' of memorized songs, and be able to sing as well as solid transportation and good gear.

The band plays 2 gigs/month in the greater metro area. We do bar gigs as well as special event, private parties, etc... Recently we've done a large beach party, a post-race party at Cedar Lake Speedway, the KQRS Rock The Boat Cruise, and a 1200 person special event on Nicollet Island. Rehearsals are as needed to ramp up and learn new material. Members are expected to come to rehearsal prepared.

Band is made up of solid, professional, reliable musicians that pride themselves on a good show.

Material is primarily 80-90s upbeat rock with some country and pop thrown in. We play what gets crowds going, and not our favorites.

We are a fun group of people and like to have fun whether we're playing or rehearsing.

Replies should include a summary of your past experience, list of songs you know, and ideally audio or video from past performance(s). See KickTheDOgBand.com or Kick The Dog Band on Facebook for more info.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Metro


Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:43 PM

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Jazz Guitar wood shedding exercises in 12 keys -

The Major scales modes and arpeggios over 2 octaves in 12 keys.

Diatonic triads, diatonic 7th chords, broken thirds, sequences, triadic and 7th chord

permutations.

Melodic Minor scales, modes and arpeggios over 2 octaves in 12 keys.

including Lydian Dominant, Augmented ( maj #5 ), Diminished Whole tone (alt Dom )

Locrian #2 (min7b5)

Diatonic triads, diatonic 7th chords, broken thirds, sequences, triadic and 7th chords

permutations.



These technique building exercises can be incorporated into a daily practice routine

focusing on instrumental facility and ear training while internalising the harmonic function

of the scales, modes and their related arpeggios.



Jazz Guitar Workshop - Walking Bass Lines

The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide for the jazz guitarist demonstrating the devices used to play walking bass lines and chords in solo or accompaniment settings.
Including
Drop 2 chord voicings, 3 note voicings, Chord inversions, Chromatic approach notes, Voice leading, Triads, 7 th chords, Harmonic anticipation, Pedal points, Turnarounds, Tri tone substitution, Bebop blues progression.

Part 1 Demonstrates the various techniques used to provide forward motion into bass lines and outlines comping patterns to build a fluid walking bass style for all musical situations.

The exercises build in a stepwise progression and are designed to give the guitarist a solid foundation in the walking bass style incorporating 3 note voicings as well as drop 2 voicings.

Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the guitarist with 60 choruses of examples written out in all 12 keys covering the Jazz & Bebop blues progressions.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul


Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:08 PM

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Jazz walking bass lines book series. 32% off and get FREE US shipping
http://constructingwalkingjazzbasslines.com/jazz-bass-books/jazz-walking-bass-lines.html

STANDARD LINES The Chord Scale relationship method
Book III in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines
Series. For the Double Bass & Electric Bass


http://constructingwalkingjazzbasslines.com/standard-line-vol-i-availab.html

Standard Lines, Book III in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass
Lines series for the Double Bassist and Electric Bassist is a
comprehensive guide demonstrating the devices used to construct
walking jazz bass lines in the jazz standard tradition.
Book III covers 24 standard jazz chord progressions with 110 choruses
of professional jazz bass lines as an example.
Part I outlines the Modes and the chord scale relationships and the
fundamental knowledge required to be able to build the diatonic triads
and 7th chords in any key. Examples are given in the " 2 " feel and " 4 "
feel walking bass style enabling the bassist to develop a strong
rhythmic and harmonic foundation.
More advanced bass line construction examples including voice
leading and mode substitutions and mode applications related to specific
jazz chord progressions are also outlined.
Part II outlines the Symmetric Scales as well as the Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale related to the Minor II V I progression. Provided are written examples of the Symmetric Scales and the chord scale relationships and how to apply the use of the Symmetric Scales over popular jazz chord progressions.
The Minor II V I is outlined and compared to the Major II V I outlining the differences with the suggested scale uses applied to common jazz chord progressions.
Part III outlines the use of the BeBop Scales and their use in the jazz walking bass tradition, providing suggested uses of the Be Bop scales related to popular jazz chord progressions.
Part IV outlines the previous lesson devices and concepts with examples of professional level bass lines over standard jazz chord progressions.
All information builds in a stepwise progression enabling the bassist to apply the techniques in all 12 keys.

Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book II : Walking Bass Lines - Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys Upright Bass & Electric Bass Method
http://constructingwalkingjazzbasslines.com/rhythm-changes-in-12-keys-a.html
Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys is Book II in the " Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines " series for the Double Bassist and Electric Jazz Bassist.

Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys compliments Book I " The Blues in 12 Keys " by following on with an in depth study of " must know " Jazz chord progressions for the aspiring Jazz Bassist.
Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition. Part 1 of the book outlines and demonstrates the various techniques used by professional Jazz Bassists to provide forward motion and a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation into bass lines.
All exercises are designed to give the Double Bassist and Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. An additional bonus for the Double Bassist, Part 1 provides a complete study of Bb Rhythm Changes whilst in the first position. This is an excellent technical study for building strength, improving intonation and being able to walk strong bass lines at increased tempos in the bottom register of the instrument.

Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the aspiring Jazz Bassist with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. Providing over 70 choruses of Rhythm Changes in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument. In total there are over 100 choruses of Rhythm Changes included in Part I and Part II of this book.

There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass lines whilst never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music being played & providing support for the melody and or soloist.

Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I : Walking Bass Lines The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass & Electric Bass Method

Book I in the " Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines " series covering the " MUST KNOW " chord changes for the jazz bassist.

http://constructingwalkingjazzbasslines.com/the-blues-in-12-keys.html

The Jazz Blues progression is an essential part of the Jazz Bassist vocabulary and was practiced in all 12 keys along with " Rhythm Changes " by the Be Bop players.

The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. The book starts out in Part 1 by demonstrating the various techniques used to provide forward motion into the bass lines, while providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation.
The exercises are designed to give the Double Bassist & Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the Double Bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the blues in F whilst in the first position. This is an excellent technique builder in itself. Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the student with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys.

Included is over 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument.

Readers reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Short on talk, long on exercises August 24, 2012
By Michael J Edelman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase

An excellent book that focuses on learning by playing the changes and internalizing the patterns. Steven Mooney presents you with the basics of how to play through ii-V7s, or diminished chords, or some other topic, and then gives you plenty of exercises that feature the patterns and cadences the bass player will actually encounter in playing through the standards. Working through Mooney's books on the blues, rhythm changes, and standards is a great way to learn to play jazz bass.
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential books for the jazz bassist August 15, 2012

By scotlarsenbass
Format:Paperback
I bought Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines books I, II, III & IV. They are all fantastic. The bass lines sound great. The concept of having the facility to play tunes in all 12 keys is fantastic and Steven Mooney's instruction is invaluable. Highly recommended!

Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method [Pa, July 6, 2012

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)

An "Absolute must have" Hands down!! The series delivers on how to walk the walk and talk the talk -Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method [Paperback], and all of Mr Mooneys Series. Prepares any bassist to compete in the highly competitive music business as a Jazz Bassist. My hat goes off to you Sir, your text should be reguired reading for any aspiring bassist.
Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines - Jazz Bass Lines in 12 Keys Jazz Bass Books & lessons for the Upright and Electric Bass Pl, July 8, 2012

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book IV - Building a 12 Key Facility for the Jazz Bassist: Book & MP3 Playalong (Volume 4) (Paperback)

A Masterpiece, " A Must Have" for any aspiring Jazz Bassist or Jazz Pianist. Once again ,Mr Mooney delivers!! Clearly outlines the language of our jazz harmonic foundation. Demonstrates how to "walk the walk" and "talk the talk"
Constructing Walking Bass Lines Book 2, July 8, 2012
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Bk II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys -Bass Tab Edition: Walking Bass Lines - Jazz walking bass method for the Electric bassist (Paperback)
"A must have". The Rhythm Changes in 12 keys ensures preparation for the mastery of the jazz language.Particularly,the Bebop and beyond language. Bar none, Mr Mooney clearly lays out how to walk the walk and talk the talk!!
Constructing Walking Bass Lines Book 3, July 6, 2012

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book III - Walking Bass Lines - Standard Lines - The Modes & the chord scale relationship method (Paperback)
An "Absolute must have" Hands down!! The Constructing Walking Bass line series delivers on how to walk the walk and talk the talk -Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 3: Walking Bass Lines- Standard Lines in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method [Paperback], and all of Mr Mooneys Series. Prepares any bassist to compete in the highly competitive music business as a Jazz Bassist. My hat goes off to you Sir, your text should be reguired reading for any aspiring bassist.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Toujours aussi bien, 8 juillet 2012
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book III - Walking Bass Lines - Standard Lines Bass Tab Edition (Broché)
Dans la lignée des 2 premiers ouvrages toujours aussi clair et bien présenté - cet ouvrage comme les deux premiers permet de mettre en application les acquis et connaissances expliquées
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Aussi excellent que le premier, 8 juillet 2012 Achat authentifié par Amazon(De quoi s'agit-il ?) Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book II Walking Bass Lines: Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys Bass Tab edition (Broché) La suite logique " rhythm changes" étant la grille que tout le monde doit connaitre - bonne suite et mise en application du premier ouvrage 5.0 étoiles sur 5 bon ouvrage, 8 juillet 2012 Achat authentifié par Amazon(De quoi s'agit-il ?)
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book I : Walking Bass Lines - The Blues in 12 Keys (Broché)
Achété par curiosité cette ouvrage permet de mettre en place les bases avec facilité et donne des idées pour la suite ( pas de tablature - lecture obligatoire)
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Tres instructif et bien fait, 8 juillet 2012

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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book IV - Building a 12 Key Facility for the Jazz Bassist: Book & MP3 Playalong (Broché)
Quatrième ouvrage de la série ce livre complète agréablement les éléments des 3 autres Bien écrit et facile a utiliser
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Foundation with excellent material, December 27, 2011
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Jon W. Mccormick - See all my reviews
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Bk II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys -Bass Tab Edition: Walking Bass Lines - Jazz walking bass method for the Electric bassist (Volume 2) (Paperback)
I am very happy to offer this review of Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines BK II. I have had the opportunity for individual lessons with Mr. Mooney, where I was introduced to his books. Bottom line is this is what you need if you wish to become proficient with the instrument and genre. This is, in my humble opinion, the material you need to have under your hands if you want to be able function successfully as a bass player. It is not easy, but nothing of value ever is. This is for the dollar the best investment you can make in fundamentals that you will use for the rest of your playing career.

5.0 out of 5 stars Please take everything you have read in the other reviews to heart!, December 27, 2011
By Jon W. Mccormick - See all my reviews(

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback) I was a student of Steven Mooney's at the time this book was published. I am what you would call a serious amatuer player, and had struggled for years to understand the material that is presented in this book. Let me tell you, the other reviewers are 100% correct, and Steven is a master at presenting this material in a context that is logical and easy to understand. If you understand the material presented in Book I you will be able to write effective lines and function in the role of a jazz bassist. His guidance has changed my playing and understanding of music, and allowed me to play at a level I would not have thought possible a short time ago. This is money well spent for a foundation you will use as long as you play the instrument.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very helpful, December 5, 2011
By Mathemusician "David" (McLean, VA USA) - See all my reviews

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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book III - Walking Bass Lines - Standard Lines - The Modes & the chord scale relationship method (Volume 3) (Paperback)
I bought three of Steven's books - this one, "Blues in 12 Keys", and "Rhythm Changes" - and they are all excellent. The theory of bass line construction is clearly presented, but more importantly (to me) there are enough examples to put the theory in a musical context. Getting from one chord to the next is only the beginning; a really good bass line has a theme that is developed over the whole form of the song. The examples in these books are really good for that. I feel like my vocabulary has gotten bigger and my lines are sounding much better already, and I'm barely halfway through the book.
If you are an absolute beginner this book might be too challenging, ~ for an intermediate player (or a brave beginner) there is a lot here that will really help you get to the next level. For less than the price of one private lesson, it's a no-brainer. Buy it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very helpful, December 5, 2011
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Mathemusician "David" (McLean, VA USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Bk II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys -Bass Tab Edition: Walking Bass Lines - Jazz walking bass method for the Electric bassist (Volume 2) (Paperback)
I bought three of Steven's books - this one, "Blues in 12 Keys", and "Jazz Standards" - and they are all excellent.
Lots of introductory method books show what to play in a single measure to get from one chord to the next, and that is a good place to start. But the next step is to create a line that is melodic and interesting over the whole song form. That's what these books do really well. The underlying theory is clearly presented, and the transcribed lines show how to put the theory in a useful musical context.
If you are an absolute beginner this book will be pretty challenging; ~ if you have some basic familiarity with walking bass lines and want to take your playing to the next level, this is the book for you. Well worth the price.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very helpful, December 5, 2011
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Mathemusician "David" (McLean, VA USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)
I bought three of Steven's books - this one, "rhythm Changes", and "Jazz Standards" - and they are all excellent. Lots of introductory method books show what to play in a single measure to get from one chord to the next, and that is a good place to start. But the next step is to create a line that is melodic and interesting over the whole song form. That's what these books do really well. The underlying theory is clearly presented, and the transcribed lines show how to put the theory in a useful musical context. Well worth the price.
Jahrah7 - See all my reviews
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book III - Walking Bass Lines - Standard Lines - The Modes & the chord scale relationship method (Volume 3) (Paperback)
I am highly recommending Steven Mooney's method for Constructing Walking Bass Lines Book I The Blues in 12 Keys, Book II Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys and Book III Standard lines which I purchased mid July and I am eagerly awaiting Book IV. If you can read music a little bit or read TAB, this is the Method for YOU.
Steven's approach is masterly crafted to ensure that you are playing strong Bass Lines right out of the Gate in all Twelve Keys with numerous exercises to reinforce each and every concept whether Theoretically and/or Harmonically in a very Comprehensive and Progressive approach including clearly written directions of the various concepts for the thoroughly written out exercises. As we all know, we all learn by doing. Steven's method provides numerous exercises to keep each and every aspiring Bassist enthuse about Learning and Creating Walking Bass Lines.
I have worked with literally over twenty different method books and Steven Mooney's approach is definitely the best of the best that I have worked with. It is very player friendly throughout and it is masterfully crafted! In addition to a lifetime's work going into creating these books more importantly is the willingness to patiently share this knowledge with others that makes all the difference and Steven should be very, very proud of that accomplishment.
In addition I am truly having the time of my life with these books and I have only just begun!!! So many varied exercises to reinforce the concepts, techniques and sight reading among others!
Moreover, it is a lot of FUN! Steven SHARES the Mysteries of Understanding and Creating Melodic Walking Bass Lines. I personally find it challenging to stay away from his books but I know I should actively be working on Simandl, Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, Harvey Vinson, John Goldsby, Chuck Sher, Ed Friedman, Bunny Brunel, Bob Magnusson, James Jamerson and Jamey Aebersol methods as well!!!
Enjoy!
July 24, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Mooney's Latest Tool for the Jazz Bassist,
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Richard T. Harris - See all my reviews
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 3: Walking Bass Lines- Standard Lines- The Chord Scale Relationship Method, Bass Tab Edition (Paperback)
"Standard Lines" is the 3rd installment of Steven Mooney's "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines" series. Here's hoping it is far from the last. The book details many techniques that are a revelation to the aspiring bassist, and a good review for the advanced musician. For example Part 1 starts, innoculously enough, with the subject "How to Construct the Triads off the major scale". Mr Mooney walks the reader through that subject detailing both the notes for the triads used and a nicely done example. Mr Mooney also goes into depth here by explaining chromatic approaches walks up and down. In the next section, we find the Scalar approach, which details the technique for the bassists usage of using scales as a foundation as opposed to triads
. Part 2 outlines the use of Symmetric and Melodic Minor scales. Diminished and Whole tone scales are covered for the avid reader.
Part 3 covers Be Bop Scales. Is Hip Hop the grandchild of Be Bop? Someone should answer that burning question, but I don't expect Mr. Mooney to do so. He applies himself quite well to the serious subjects at hand.
Part 4 is Jazz Bass line examples over Standard Jazz Chord Construction. In this section we find exercises for the bassist that are both challenging and therefore interesting for all bassists.
Mr. Mooney's latest book is a must read for all of us who ply the "Dark Strings". I keep opening all three of his books for education and fun playing. I'm sure you will also.
5.0 out of 5 starsJazz Bass Lines,

15 May 2011


Ironmad Wilkinson

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I: The Blues in 12 Keys - Double bass & Electric bass Method (Paperback)
I am currently learning upright bass and learning to read music - this is the perfect book. I have created the chords behind the exercises in GuitarPro and it has really helped me to get a good understanding of jazz bass lines. I have looked at many books out there, but this really is the best I've come across.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Jazz Bass Series, April 15, 2011
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The Jazzer
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)
Recommending both Book 1 (The Blues in 12 Keys) and Book 2 (Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys) as a pair for building a firm foundation in learning how to play Jazz bass lines:
The 12-bar blues and "Rhythm" changes (coming from "I Got Rhythm") are two of the fundamental building-block progressions in Jazz. Together, they form a basis for understanding much of Jazz. These progressions, or portions of them, are used again-and-again throughout the Jazz repertoire. Yet, it is nice that so many variations are given on the basic A-part of the Rhythm Changes progression, since that is the way it really gets played: not just the same lines repeated over-and-over.
I am particularly pleased that all the examples are completely written-out note-for-note; whereas in many books by other authors, an example will be given in one key with the other keys being left up to the student to figure-out! I always found that to be extremely frustrating.
Writing-out all the bass lines instead of just the chord symbols lets the student learn the actual melodic motion of bass lines in the way that they are really used. The use of scale-type phrases, chromatic lines, occasional wide interval leaps, and rhythmic variations (such as quarter-note triplets and dotted-eighth/sixteenth notes) ...in full context... really puts it all in proper perspective. It shows how those devices are actually used! That's the stuff people learn-from through specific examples! Then once the student becomes familiar with it all and gets the hang of it, he or she should be able to call on these ideas in increasingly improvisational and hence musical ways.
The books will be very useful in learning these specifically important Jazz progressions in every key, which practically every Jazz teacher tells me I should do! Many years of Jazz music-theory training gives me enough insight to recognize that the given examples will be very useful tools in gaining a good grasp of the melodic nature of walking bass lines. Additionally, the appearance and lay-out are comfortable to look-at, which makes it all easier to read; and I like the Jazz fonts!
5.0 out of 5 stars
An invaluable resource to the aspiring jazz bassist,
January 9, 2011
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Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines- The Blues in 12 Keys Upright Bass and Electric Bass Method (Paperback)
"Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1, The Blues in 12 Keys: A Comprehensive Guide To Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines for the Double Bassist and Electric Jazz Bassist" is a complete 12-key guide to techniques and devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition.
Part I, the Blues in F, presents exercises and techniques known to help create robust jazz bass lines, moving forward while retaining a solid rhythmic, harmonic foundation. Part 2, The Blues in 12 Keys, expands further the lessons of Part 1, providing previous techniques and devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. The practical and ambitious aim of "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines" is "to give the aspiring bassist a solid grounding in understanding how to construct walking Jazz Bass lines and support a melody and or soloist (p. 97)." The Book concludes with sage advice, "Listen to as much music as you can, Listen to the masters (p.97)."
Included is full notations with enharmonic chord symbols for more than 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys, using the whole register of the instrument. "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book 1" is an invaluable resource to the aspiring jazz bassist, with potential for learning teaching and great practical application.
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Essential Jazz Bassists Book,
October 3, 2010
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Richard T. Harris - See all my reviews
This review is from: CONSTRUCTING WALKING JAZZ BASS LINES BOOK I WALKING BASS LINES: THE BLUES IN 12 KEYS (Paperback)
First of all, the title is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there are transcriptions of Blues in all twelve keys. The transcriptions are 3 to 5 pages each. But what the beginning to intermediate bassist will find most usefull are the 33 pages, at the beginning of the book, demonstrating the various devices that Jazz Bassists use to construct effective bass lines. The Advanced player will welcome the books interesting exercises to use for keeping the chops up. Steven Moody, the author, guides the reader through exercises including Chromatic Approaches, Dominant 7th Chords, Harmonic anticipation, Voice leading tones, and Tri-Tone Substitution. Mr. Moody's book gives clearly written directions of the various techniques,followed by bass clef progressions that detail the examples. All the examples are interesting and go beyond the usual straight 4 beats to the bar that unfortunately fill up many of the books that I've purchased. I can see that this book will end up as dog-eared and ragged as my copy of Simandl, from repeated use.
Midwest Book Review Book watch January 2011
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Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Steven Mooney
Waterfall Publishing House
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www.Constructingwalkingjazzbasslines.com
9780982957011,
"Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1, The Blues in 12 Keys: A Comprehensive Guide To Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines for the Double Bassist and Electric Jazz Bassist" is a complete 12-key guide to techniques and devices used to construct walking jazz bass lines in the jazz tradition.
Part I, the Blues in F, presents exercises and techniques known to help create robust jazz bass lines, moving forward while retaining a solid rhythmic, harmonic foundation. Part 2, The Blues in 12 Keys, expands further the lessons of Part 1, providing previous techniques and devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. The practical and ambitious aim of "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines" is "to give the aspiring bassist a solid grounding in understanding how to construct walking Jazz Bass lines and support a melody and or soloist (p. 97)." The Book concludes with sage advice, "Listen to as much music as you can, Listen to the masters (p.97)."
Included is full notations with enharmonic chord symbols for more than 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys, using the whole register of the instrument. "Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book 1" is an invaluable resource to the aspiring jazz bassist, with potential for learning teaching and great practical application.
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful resource, December 5, 2010
By
Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines, Book 1: Walking Bass Lines - The Blues in 12 Keys (Bass tab edition) (Paperback)
The Bass can be the glue that holds the music together, not obviously there, but noticed if it's missing. "Construction Walking Jazz Bass Lines" discusses the jazz bass and its importance to the music. Providing a wide collection of bass tabs for many common jazz bass lines, Steven Mooney offers a useful book full of tabs with tips on how to use them well. For any with skill
with a bass guitar and interest in jazz, "Construction Walking Jazz Bass Lines"

The CONSTRUCTING WALKING JAZZ BASS LINES series is a jazz bass method and instructional
book series for the Upright/ Double Bass and the Electric Bass


The series outlines the MUST KNOW jazz chord changes and the devices used by professional
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The series covers jazz harmony, theory, how to walk jazz bass lines and how to build a 12 key facility.

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