In part one (1 of 2) of this "creative bass lines" masterclass, bassist Rufus Philpot shows you how to spice up your bass playing using some tried and true methods. Rufus discusses and demonstrates bass line embellishment techniques used by the masters, so that you can surpass "the norm" and come up with inspiring ideas that will help you stand out in the crowd. If you are looking to take your bass lines to a new level, this bass masterclass is for you. NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Bass, Bass Lines, Groove, Space, 10ths, Fills, Passing Ideas, Phrases, The Question and Answer, Repetition, Ghost Notes, Drop 3 Device, "Three's a Crowd", Bass Line Analysis, Influences, Contrast, Color Tones, Using Open Strings, Chromaticism, Etc.
Rufus Philpot leads acid jazz group internationally renowned group Down to the Bone, Mitch Forman group, the Brian Hughes band, Scott Henderson Nomad trio and CPT trio with Kirk Covington from Tribal Tech. New projects include Trio B.A.D. and Genr8r-an 8 piece acid jazz jam band based in Los Angeles.
He also teaches & gives Masterclasses in bass guitar- focusing on bass line construction, harmony and technique..
Some of the Musicians Rufus has performed or recorded with: Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Golub, Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Kirk Covington, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Weingert, Spyro Gyra members: Joel Rosenblatt, Julio Fernandez, Tool drummer Danny Carey, Virgil Donati, Derek Sherinian, Toto drummer Simon Phillips, Brian Hughes, Kenny G percussionist Ron Powell, Chick Corea guitarist Mike Miller. Brandon Fields, Gary Novak, Munyungo Jackson, vibes legend Roy Ayers, John Mclaughlin keys player Mitch Forman, Ronnie Laws, Tom Scott, Mark Whitfield, John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Richie Morales, Kim Plainfield, David Gilmore, Reggie Washington, Minu Cinelu, Paul Jackson jr,and Randy Brecker.