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Mike Downes: The Jazz Bass Line Book

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This is a comprehensive approach to the construction of improvised bass lines

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This is a comprehensive approach to the construction of improvised bass lines. Intended for beginners and professionals alike, the book deals with playing in \"2\", creating walking bass lines, 3/4 time, using a \"broken feel\", modal and slash-chord harmony, ballads, and much more.

Each chapter is full of fundamental and advanced concepts and ideas, accompanied by transcribed examples from the masters of jazz bass playing.

Book, 140 pages

Mike Downes is currently the head of the bass department at prestigious Humber College in Toronto. He is much in demand as a clinician, and he continues to be one of the most sought after bassists in Canada.

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