Description: In part one (1 of 2) of this “swinging electric bass” lesson series, bassist Teymur Phell (Mike Stern, Arturo Sandoval) shows you how to get hired playing straight-ahead jazz on electric bass. Teymur discusses and demonstrates how to get a fat tone, how to tastefully use embellishments, how to develop a strong time feel and more. Instead of focusing on note choice, this series has an emphasis on sound and feel which is what will ultimately get you hired playing swing on electric bass, especially from jazz purists :). If you’re sick of carrying your upright bass to jazz gigs, this masterclass is for you.
Topics Covered: Swinging Electric Bass, Getting Jazz Gigs On Electric Bass, Feel, Fingerstyle Playing, Thumb Playing, Tone, Hand Position, Ghost Notes, Getting That “Upright” Sound, Accents, Anticipation, Time Feel, Considerations For Different Tempos, The Left Hand, The Right Hand, Etc.
Arturo Sandoval, Mike Stern, Ed Calle, Steve Smith, Dennis Chambers, Oz Noy, Leni Stern, Marius Preda, Danielia Cotton, Alex Young, Kevin Salem, Lafayette Harris, Amir Shahsar, David Moore, Ariel Zilber, Avi Adrian, Amal Murkus and many more.