Odd Meter Bass is an amazing book and demonstration CD that uses proven methods for comprehending and performing complex bass rhythms to make understanding, performing, and composing in odd met... Read More
Odd Meter Bass is an amazing book and demonstration CD that uses proven methods for comprehending and performing complex bass rhythms to make understanding, performing, and composing in odd meters easy and natural. The bass lessons with teach you to decipher any intricate rhythmic problem with the tried-and-true methods drummers have used for decades. Veteran performer and bass player Timothy Emmons instructs bassists on how to subdivide complex meters into simple odd and even groupings, allowing any musician to perform and improvise with confidence. This consistently effective procedure works for interpreting any rhythmic figure in any style and meter. The Odd Meter Bass book features more than 50 original examples, plus patterns and grooves from influential artists such as Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra; world music styles; and progressive rock as performed by modern maters such as Dream Theatre and Tool. Examples on the CD are performed by the author.
Also included in the Odd Meter Bass book are:
Three steps to bass mastery that solve any rhythm puzzle
Rhythm pyramid for all meters
"Magic dotted rhythms" to make odd meters feel even
Compound meters and combinations of even and odd meters
Applying odd meters to common song forms
Bibliography and discography of recommended reading and listening
Joel DiBartolo, bass player for Doc Severson's Tonight Show Band laments, "I wish I had a copy of Odd Meter Bass when I was playing with the Don Ellis' Band!"
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