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Established Cover Band seeks Lead Singer / Vocalist / Frontman
Established cover band (over 7 years) with gigs booked solid... Metro

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:29 PM

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Hello, I am Paul Hilton and I would like to record Pedal Steel Guitar on your next song. I will give you that "American Country Sound".
Send me an mp3 of your production with the count on (sometimes called the stem), along with instructions what to play (intro, solo that kind of thing). A lyric sheet with the chords over the words is great. I will record the song, email you back a sample, and if you like it , and I know you will, just send me $50 per song via pay pal, and I'll email you the wave file.
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• Location: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Los Angeles


Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:10 PM

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Con Brio School of Music hosts an Open Mike Night at the VFW in South St. Paul EVERY Sunday from 5:00-7:30. Anyone can play. If you've been meaning to do it, or you want to get back into it, here's your chance. Solos, duos, trios and odd instruments are welcome. Just bring your chops and your axe and show us what you got. If you're curious or you want more info, call Larry Silvestro at 651-497-0160. Don't put it off.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, South St. Paul


Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 1:17 PM

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Mike Moloney Entertainment is seeking bands, soloists, and musicians to perform on cruise ships around the world.


We currently provide musicians to ALL the major cruise lines and are seeking musicians to fill spots for contracts of up to six months.

That's right you get to see the world, meet some awesome people, play music, and we pay you for it! This is a great way to start your career.

We are seeking:

Showband/Orchestra Musicians:
Drums
Bass
Guitar
Keys
Brass
Male and Female Vocalists

Soloists
Piano Intermissionist
Guitar Intermissionist
Piano Bar Entertainers
Pub Entertainers
Soloists with Great Vocals and a modern, Top-40, Repertoire

Duos
We need duos with vocals who have a modern repertoire, Top-40 Repertoire.

Bands
Top-40, Rock, Classic Rock, Latin, and Caribbean Bands Needed.
We need contemporary top-forty bands with a good repertoire of music, the ability to perform themes nights, and can keep the party going.

Contracts of up to six months with all expenses paid and a nice monthly salary. Plus you get to see the world, meet great people, and get paid for it!

To apply visit: http://www.mmec.com/casting-auditions or email auditions@mmec.com

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul


Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 10:14 AM

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Established cover band (over 7 years) with gigs booked solid into 2015 is looking for an experienced lead singer and frontman to replace ours who will be relocating in a few months.

You should have experience fronting a band, have a 'catalog' of memorized songs, and be able to sing.

The band plays 2-3 gigs/month in the greater metro area. Rehearsals are as needed to ramp up and learn 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 video from past performance(s).

If you have current substance abuse issues, no car, cant afford a microphone, havent been videoed singing since the camera-phone was invented, have only done karoke, and/or need lyric sheets for a three-song audition, you probably arent a good fit.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul, Metro


Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 2:13 AM

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Solo/Dueling Pianist-Lead Vocalist seeks music gig. Also play some solo guitar and am a songwriter and am a session musician.

Also seeking a Booking Agent to help secure local to international gigs.

Much experience playing dueling pianos at Mall Of America to Disney and freelance. Also solo piano bar on International Cruise Lines. Am good with an international crowd and have a varied repertoire from classical music to Lady Gaga. Everything from quiet jazzy instrumentals to fun interactive sing along to taking requests. Click on the link to see a video sample of my piano bar demo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbrcAu38ec8 Seeking anything from clubs to restaurants to hotels to cruise lines to corporate events to private parties to weddings to recording sessions. < Have many demo videos of varying styles on You Tube and Facebook. Also can play some solo guitar.

• Location: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minneapolis


Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:43 PM

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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:33 AM

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


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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
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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.

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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
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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,
By
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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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
By
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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"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
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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
jazz bassists to construct jazz walking bass lines.

The series covers jazz harmony, theory, how to walk jazz bass lines and how to build a 12 key facility.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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