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  Manhattan School of Music: Jazz Bass Audition Procedures/Repertoire
All jazz applicants are required to submit a CD (no minidisks) with the application for prescreening purposes, in order to receive an invitation to a live audition in New York City.
Perform three other selections (one must be a ballad) in different jazz styles, moods, and tempos (minimum of two improvised choruses for each selection).
Please choose the instrument which would be your primary focus at Manhattan School of Music.
www.msmnyc.edu /jazz/bass/audition/default.asp   (398 words)

  Bass guitar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gibson basses also tended to be smaller, sleeker instruments; Gibson did not produce a 34" scale bass until 1963 with the release of the Thunderbird, which was also the first Gibson bass to utilize dual-humbucking pickups in a more traditional position, about halfway between the neck and bridge.
Fretless basses have a distinct sound: the absence of frets means that the string must be pressed down directly onto the wood of the fingerboard and can buzz against it as with the double bass, sometimes described as a "mwaah" sound by bassists.
Some fretless basses, such as those made by Pedulla, have fingerboards which are coated with epoxy to increase the durability of the fingerboard, enhance sustain and give a brighter tone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bass_guitar   (4393 words)

 Fender Jazz Bass Guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Fender Jazz bass is a legend, as well known and played today as any other bass.
The Jazz bass was launched in 1960; buyers were wary of solid bodied basses at first, and so string mutes were standard until 1962, giving a more 'upright bass' sound.
In this manner, any degree of bass and tremolo may be attained with further tone values increased or decreased by using individual volume controls.
www.vintageguitars.org.uk /Jazz.php   (774 words)

 Backbeat Books - The Jazz Bass Book
Designed for bass players and jazz fans alike, The Jazz Bass Book--Technique and Tradition is the first comprehensive reference of its kind.
With exclusive interviews, transcriptions, and profiles, The Jazz Bass Book reveals the secrets of key jazz bassists and demonstrates their place in the art form's development, from early New Orleans jazz through swing, bebop, and the avant-garde.
He also teaches bass and jazz ensemble at the Musik Hochschule (Music Conservatory) in Essen, Germany, and has taught regularly at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops in the US and London.
www.backbeatbooks.com /?n=Bass&c=4&p=0879307161&s=E8DEFC57-E7FF-F1E7-34106F5B8F1CA7BB   (466 words)

 Trip Wamsley: Atmospheric Jazz bass
The young Trip thought basses were, "...big guitars for dumb people...".
Trip's playing takes on both the rhythmic bass and melodic lead roles, harmonics and overtones are flung about effortlessly.
Trip is the introduction to the bass guitar as a complete orchestra.
www.magnatune.com /artists/wamsley   (286 words)

 Marcus Miller Jazz Bass Review | Fender | Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
It is based on a 1975 Fender Jazz Bass, and has a one piece maple neck with white block inlays and an ash body featuring two vintage Fender Jazz pickups with an active/passive switch.
This would work great as a funk/jazz/motown bass (as this is what it was designed for) and sounds and feels amazing for slap.
The Jazz pickups are wonderful in tone, the instrument is a beauty to behold and the growl on the low E is phenomenal...
www.ultimate-guitar.com /reviews/bass_guitars/fender/marcus_miller_jazz_bass/index.html   (715 words)

 Walking Jazz Lines For Bass - JayHungerford.com
It is in stereo with the bass, piano and drums on the left, piano and drums on the right.
The second half of the book takes the reader through a number of standard tunes, some with bass lines written out and some provided for the reader to write their own lines using the guidelines given.
On the CD, the bass is in one channel the other instruments in the other, so you can follow the examples or tune out the bass and play along.
jayhungerford.com /book-1.html   (1090 words)

 Peter Barshay, Jazz Bass
Before picking up the bass, Barshay studied cello at the Manhattan School Of Music with Bernard Greenhouse, a member of the distinguished Beaux Art Trio.
Peter later became immersed in the jazz and Latin jazz scenes in New York, which led to performances with saxophonist Joe Lovano and drummer Joey Baron.
Barshay's numerous appearances at clubs and jazz festivals have taken him around the world, helping to establish his reputation as a solid, reliable bassist.
www.csus.edu /music/faculty/barshay.html   (234 words)

 Jazz Bass Guitar videos from GuitarGalleryMusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chordal bass playing, left hand thumb position, using today's bass technology to create your own sound, special sound effects, lead synthesizer and piccolo bass, two handed techniques including hammer-ons, pull-offs and slapping, how o expand your musical ability and explore new concepts.
Modern Electric Bass represents the only document of the creative process that lay behind Jaco's playing In an extensive interview/demonstration with session great Jerry Jemmott, he explains in detail his ideas about right and left had techniques, harmonies, scales and srpeggios, study concepts, fretless bass and more.
Featuring a live performance at Bass Day 1998 and a 30 minute conversation/lessson with Rocco, during which he talks about developing bass parts, his influences, and his approach to bass technique, including his use of ghost notes and muting.
www.guitargallerymusic.com /bassjv.htm   (1690 words)

 Fender Jazz Bass
At the time of purchase, the bass was refinished white, with pickguard removed and all holes filled in.
The bass originally had string mutes under each string, next to the bridge (the holes are still visible) and a cover over the bridge and rear pickup, to reduce electrical noise.
The J Bass is the blueprint for most dual-pickup basses, to present day; the “JBass” configuration refers to any bass with two pickups, two volume controls (one for each pickup), and a master tone control.
www.superpage.com /riffs/desc_fender_j-bass.html   (409 words)

 Jazz-Bass and P-Bass   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A jazz bass has a narrower fingerboard and 2 unjoined pickups, a p-bass has a fatter fingerboard and bigger body and gives a fatter sound.
Most basses have a P style nearer the neck, and a J style closer to the bridge.
jazz has a offset body, very comfortable, which is just as well as all the ones i have played are heavy!
www.8notes.com /f/34_117125.asp   (224 words)

 Jazz MP3 Links @ jazzreview.com
Many of the practicing jazz musicians, particularly those in the Los Angeles area or those who join Berg on S.S. Norway jazz cruises, know about his superb technical facility on the piano, especially when he pays tribute during performance to one of his inspirations, Oscar Peterson.
But his greatest source of pride is the boost he has provided for jazz education, both as the head of jazz studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and as the former president of the International Association of Jazz Educators.
And even for jazz enthusiasts who had considered Berg to be a technically astounding and aggressive pianist with unstoppable energy, Blackbird reveals a more contemplative, but no less creative, side of his personality.
www.jazzreview.com /mp3s.cfm   (1457 words)

 Buy Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Electric Guitar online at Musician's Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a perfect replica of Geddy's J. It has an original-spec alder body fitted with 2 U.S. Vintage Jazz Bass pickups, traditional volume-volume-tone knobs, and a Badass II bridge.
Geddy Lee has always interested me as a bass master which is what first caught my eye when I saw that he had a signature j-bass out there.
This bass is really easy to run up and down it's slim but firm and strong neckwhich is good if your plaing Geddy's style of music.
www.musiciansfriend.com /product/Fender-Geddy-Lee-Jazz-Bass-?sku=517881&src=3SOSWXXB   (802 words)

 Exotic Wood Jazz Bass Models   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fender’s new Noiseless Bass pickups were designed in parallel with the new active electronics, which together add distinctive warmth and a more defined low end that is an excellent complement to the hardwood body’s natural clarity and brightness.
The new active electronics on the Victor Bailey Signature Model Jazz Bass are the product of two years of comprehensive research and development between Fender’s team of engineers and professional bass players from all walks of life.
The Bass EQ is centered at 40Hz ± 12db with a 4db per octave slope, and the Treble is centered at 8 kHz ± 10db with a 2 db per octave slope.
namm.harmony-central.com /SNAMM01/Content/Fender/PR/Exotic-Wood-J-Basses.html   (782 words)

 Electric Jazz Bass - Flatwound
Back in the 50s when electric basses first appeared, the concept of "good bass tone" was very different.
The upright bass set the standard — a warm, woody thump that was felt as much as heard.
String sustain was actively avoided, to the degree that all early electric basses had string mutes built in to dampen the sound.
www.connollyandco.com /Pages/sg-bejf.html   (262 words)

This book/CD set teaches 101 jazz bass patterns played over chords and chord progressions that are fundamental to the harmonic language of jazz.
Every jazz guitarist needs to be familiar with the accompaniment style of Freddie Green.
Freddie Green was the guitarist for the Count Basie orchestra for decades and his sound and comping technique were defining aspects of this legendary group.
www.easymusicbooks.com /contents/en-us/d118.html   (583 words)

 Jazz bass books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A complete method book, over 200 pages, filled with information and exercises on all aspects of bass playing, for both acoustic and electric bass.
Jazz Educators Journal - "What makes the book outstanding is how it covers both the basics and the more creative aspects of bass playing.
"...a very comprehensive study of both the acoustic and electric basses.
www.shermusic.com /music/jazz_bass/tibm.htm   (350 words)

 Beginner Jazz Bass
I`m looking to get my Dad a bass for Christmas and I was wondering what kind of beginner jazz basses there are out there for under $250...
Jazz is traditionally played with an upright, but you won`t want to start with one.
basses id recoment would be an ibanez gsr model, or the gaxb are nice and fairly cheap, the gsr model has a jazz pickup as well as a precision and the gsr 200 is active for i believe 200 ish
www.8notes.com /f/34_32610.asp   (657 words)

 Jazz Book Review - The Jazz Bass Line Book by Mike Downes @ jazzreview.com
Mike Downes is the head of the bass department at Humber College in Toronto, Canada.
This book should find a ready and welcome home among those who play jazz bass, or want to learn.
It is well-written, clear, and entertaining as an instruction book for jazz bass.
www.jazzreview.com /book/review-342.html   (256 words)

 Lawrence Conservatory of Music Jazz Bass at Lawrence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz is an integral part of the musical experience at Lawrence.
The campus is visited regularly by some of the world’s finest jazz artists.
Faculty devise an individualized course of study suited to the technical and musical needs of the bass student, in an environment that recognizes and supports improvisational music.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/conservatory/studio/bass/jazz_bass.shtml   (109 words)

 Berklee Shares: jazz improvisation in bass clef -
Berklee Shares Music Lessons are offered across a wide variety of areas of interest to musicians including instrument performance, music production and technology, songwriting and arranging, music business and careers, music education and music improvisation.
In this lesson, he teaches some basic jazz improvisation for bass clef instruments to get you started on your way to improvising in jazz music.
Bass Clef musicians will learn to develop a natural and intuitive approach to improvising.
www.berkleeshares.com /bass/jazz_improvisation_bass_clef_   (234 words)

 Sheet Music Plus - Complete Jazz Bass Book
It begins with the teaching of the basics using illustrations of hand positions, basic theory, the first position, how to read music, fingering, accelerated fingerboard studies, a fingerboard note location chart to the 12th fret, four-string studies, rhythm studies, syncopated rhythms and dotted notes.
Part IV consists of theory for the bassists, chord construction, relating chord symbols and numbers, and the harmonized major, natural, harmonic, and ascending (jazz) melodic minor scales.
Chords are suggested for the very diverse bass lines, syncopated patterns, scales and arpeggios.
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?item=4056408&id=79590   (208 words)

 Fender Jazz Bass
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A gagner : une basse Fender Active Jazz Bass dédicacée par Reggie Hamilton.
fender.guitariste.com /jazz-bass.html   (903 words)

 NFAA ARTS - Jazz Bass Specifications   (Site not responding. Last check: )
• An up-tempo tune in any jazz style except blues which must include at least two choruses of walking bass-lines and three choruses of improvisation.
Participant's submission should display a full range of technical skill and interpretive ability, demonstrate the ability to play in a variety of jazz styles and show your particular interests and strengths.
All must be played in combo format (minimum: piano or guitar, bass and drums) with either a live band or a pre-recorded format.
www.artsawards.org /Disciplines/Jazz/JazzSpecsBass.htm   (359 words)

 stand up bass players? - Jazz Bulletin Board
Thats cool that your exposing your 4 month old to jazz already...I try to play as much as I can for my 10 month old as well.
Charlie Haden - a superb soloist and his records almost always have his bass as a major feature.
His 2 AandM albums, 'Closeness' and 'The Golden Number' are duet albums with plenty of bass prominence.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=8384   (428 words)

 Jazz bass wiring modification [Archive] - TalkBass Forums
Basically, jazz bass pickups are wired in parallel, which contributes to the distinctive sound of the think.
The disadvantage of series wiring of jazz bass pickups is that..it doesn't really sound like a jazz bass any more.
So what I have done (and I am sure that others have done this before, but since I worked it out for myself I feel quite proud of it!) is install a push/pull pot for the tone control, and wired it so that I get parallel wiring in one position, and series in the other.
www.talkbass.com /forum/archive/index.php/t-262.html   (601 words)

 Favourite Jazz bass lines - Jazz Bulletin Board
I'm sorry to step out of the boundries, but 2 non-jazz bass performances came to mind immediately.
Paul McCartney (w/Beatles) "Paperback Writer" and "Something" I think McCartney was showing us that the bass could be a great voice in the (rock) band and didn't need to hide in the background.
That tune has one of the greatest bass lines you'll ever hear in jazz.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=13405   (533 words)

 Fender - 60s Jazz Bass 4 String Bass (Assorted Colors) - [Sam Ash]
First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one off the most played and recorded instruments in musical history.
First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one off the most played and recorded instruments in musical...
The reissue Fender Mustang Bass is a blast from the past and re-visits what was once, and still is, a very sought after bass.
www.samash.com /catalog/showitem.asp?ItemID=19049&departmentid=0   (418 words)

Bass Face of course provides a good opportunity for a smashing solo by bassist Reid.
I find all his albums endlessly interesting due to the unmistakable sound of his custom-built upright electric bass and his leanings toward classical music rather than the American tradition of jazz bass playing (not that I don't dig that too).
Seven of the eight selections were composed by Weber for the recording, with the closing The Last Stage of a Long Journey coming from an earlier album but re-thought with an emphasis on a greater economy of expression.
www.audaud.com /audaud/JUL01/JAZZ/jazz1JUL01.html   (2263 words)

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