Rhythm changes in 12 keys Bass tab edition

Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys Book & MP3 playalong  Bass tab edition

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Rhythm Changes like the " Blues " is an essential part of the Jazz musicians vocabulary. Book II in the Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines series Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys provides various insights into how the Rhythm Changes song form may be approached by the Jazz Bassist. Part I outlines the Rhythm Changes form and provides examples of how to construct walking jazz bass lines using voice leading, chromatic passing tones, pedal points, tri-tone substitutions, and harmonic anticipation. Part II provides an in-depth look at the Rhythm Changes A sections and shows the common chord substitutions used by the bebop musicians when improvising. Part III provides an in-depth look at the Bridge or B section providing various chord substitutions used when improvising and walking bass lines. Part IV outlines Rhythm Changes in 12 keys using all the previous lesson topics and bass line examples outlined in the book. Included are over 100 choruses of professional jazz bass lines in all 12 keys. Suitable for the beginning to advanced electric bassist.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Constructing Walking Bass Lines Book 2, July 8, 2012

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DANNY HALL (APO, AE United States) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Bk II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys -Bass Tab Edition: Walking Bass Lines - Jazz walking bass method for the Electric bassist (Paperback)

"A must have". The Rhythm Changes in 12 keys ensures preparation for the mastery of the jazz language.Particularly,the Bebop and beyond language. Bar none, Mr Mooney clearly lays out how to walk the walk and talk the talk!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Foundation with excellent material, December 27, 2011

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Jon W. Mccormick - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Bk II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys -Bass Tab Edition: Walking Bass Lines - Jazz walking bass method for the Electric bassist (Paperback)

I am very happy to offer this review of Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines BK II. I have had the opportunity for individual lessons with Mr. Mooney, where I was introduced to his books. Bottom line is this is what you need if you wish to become proficient with the instrument and genre. This is, in my humble opinion, the material you need to have under your hands if you want to be able function successfully as a bass player. It is not easy, but nothing of value ever is. This is for the dollar the best investment you can make in fundamentals that you will use for the rest of your playing career.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very helpful, December 5, 2011

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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Bk II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys -Bass Tab Edition: Walking Bass Lines - Jazz walking bass method for the Electric bassist (Paperback)

I bought three of Steven's books - this one, "Blues in 12 Keys", and "Jazz Standards" - and they are all excellent.

Lots of introductory method books show what to play in a single measure to get from one chord to the next, and that is a good place to start. But the next step is to create a line that is melodic and interesting over the whole song form. That's what these books do really well. The underlying theory is clearly presented, and the transcribed lines show how to put the theory in a useful musical context.

If you are an absolute beginner this book will be pretty challenging; you might want to look at Ed Friedland's book instead. But if you have some basic familiarity with walking bass lines and want to take your playing to the next level, this is the book for you. Well worth the price.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book. Gershwin would be proud, March 10, 2013

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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book II Walking Bass Lines: Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys Upright Bass method (Paperback)

Book two of Constructing Walking Bass Lines is on rhythm changes. The great thing about this series is the emphasis put on playing in every key, which is necessary for any jazz musician. Like book one of this series, book two provides many common ways to approach constructing a walking bass line. Part one breaks down the structure and form of rhythm changes by section. There are examples of all of the common ways to approach rhythm changes, the various chord substitutions that you will encounter and provides you with the smoothest voice leading variations possible. Part two focuses on the A section of the progression. Common progressions are covered here using the various devices covered in the previous chapter. The third chapter is focused on the bridge section. It also covers secondary dominant and substitution chords that can be used as well. Part 4 is rhythm changes in 12 keys implementing all of the techniques and devices demonstrated in the previous chapters. Playing through this book will improve any advancing bass players technique and fluidity on the instrument by light years. This book demonstrates all the common ways to play rhythm changes that you will encounter. It provides the bassist with many tools to approach constructing an interesting and creative accompaniment to the tune, while at the same time improving your endurance, time, and leaving the door open for you to be as creative as you like by using any combination of the numerous devices demonstrated. I would advise bass players of all levels to play through this book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A very Comprehensive and Practical Method for beginner and intermediate/advanced bass players, September 24, 2011

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This review is from: Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book II Walking Bass Lines: Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys Upright Bass method (Paperback)

I am highly recommending Steven Mooney's method for Constructing Walking Bass Lines Book I The Blues in 12 Keys, Book II Rhythm Changes in 12 Keys and Book III Standard lines which I purchased mid July and I am eagerly awaiting Book IV. If you can read music a little bit or read TAB, this is the Method for YOU.

Steven's approach is masterly crafted to ensure that you are playing strong Bass Lines right out of the Gate in all Twelve Keys with numerous exercises to reinforce each and every concept whether Theoretically and/or Harmonically in a very Comprehensive and Progressive approach including clearly written directions of the various concepts for the thoroughly written out exercises. As we all know, we all learn by doing. Steven's method provides numerous exercises to keep each and every aspiring Bassist enthuse about Learning and Creating Walking Bass Lines.

I have worked with literally over twenty different method books and Steven Mooney's approach is definitely the best of the best that I have worked with. It is very player friendly throughout and it is masterfully crafted! In addition to a lifetime's work going into creating these books more importantly is the willingness to patiently share this knowledge with others that makes all the difference and Steven should be very, very proud of that accomplishment.

In addition I am truly having the time of my life with these books and I have only just begun!!! So many varied exercises to reinforce the concepts, techniques and sight reading among others!

Moreover, it is a lot of FUN! Steven SHARES the Mysteries of Understanding and Creating Melodic Walking Bass Lines. I personally find it challenging to stay away from his books but I know I should actively be working on Simandl, Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, Harvey Vinson, John Goldsby, Chuck Sher, Ed Friedman, Bunny Brunel, Bob Magnusson, James Jamerson and Jamey Aebersol methods as well!!!

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