Description: In this jazz bass masterclass, professional bassist Neal Miner discusses and demonstrates some essential concepts for the working jazz bass player. Neal breaks down the important elements of playing the upright bass in a jazz context, including time feel, playing with a drummer, intonation, standard forms, walking lines, soloing, professionalism and more.
Topics Covered: the blues form, common chord substitutions, playing in two, using rhythms to add forward motion, switching between two and four feels, soloing, playing in four, creating simple but effective lines, the bass and drummer relationship, improvising, leaving space, building the tune, composing, leading the band, intonation, tuning the bass, playing scales, shifting between notes, professionalism tips, getting gigs, keeping gigs and more.
Acoustic Bass, Jazz, Feels, Phrasing, Soloing
Neal Miner has performed and/or recorded with:
Larry Goldings, Jane Monheit, Peter Bernstein, James Moody, Frank Weiss, Jon Hendricks, Warren Vache, Elli Fordyce, Trio West, Ehud Asherie, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Planet Jazz, Chris Byars, Annie Ross, Sasha Dobson, Melody Breyer-Grell, Maria de Angelis, Mark Elf, Chris Bergson, Ann Hampton Callaway, Good Fellas, Randy Klein, Tobias Gebb, Catherine Russell, Mike Melito.
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