These laws and theories must be studied in order to attain and maintain precious, unforseen rewards. Rather boring but it really gets the cord progression solid in your ear and fingers. I hope to pickup up your next dvd soon. This is top notch and highly recommended. Todd Johnson is one of the bass world's most innovative and respected artists. Adding to his busyperforming and recording schedule, Todd is a sought-after teacher and clinician.
I have the Todd Johnson Walking Bass Line Module System Volume 1. Recognized for his pioneering 6-stringbass technique of playing chord changes, melodies and bass linessimultaneously, he is best known as the bassist for the highlyacclaimed Ron Eschete Trio and has performed with many top jazz artists including Kristin Korn, Mike Stern, Dave Weckly,Scott Jenderson, Plas Johnson, Lew Tabackin, Jack Shelden, JoeLaBarbera, Poncho Sanchez, and Frank Gambale. I highly recomend this to anyone wanting to learn walking bass from the beginning. . This is one of those books.
I'm still working my way through it, but so far I'm really enjoying it. It is presented in a logical, organized manner which makes remembering the material easier. Adding to his busyperforming and recording schedule, Todd is a sought-after teacher and clinician. The difference with this book is the fantastic way Todd Johnson gets this information across by breaking it down into what he describes as a Triad Module System. Perhaps this song is better served by the scalar approach disc 2 - which I don't have yet.
I've tried quite a few Walking Bass line books and of course they all approach the problem using the tried and tested methods laid down from a theoretical approach to the way in which great players who excel in this field look at this style. The lessons then adds passing tones, 5ths and 3rds in a very logical way one step at a time and in various places on the neck. This triad system is an intelligent way of isolating all the components of walking bass lines into small bite size sections that progressively gives the player all the tools to create great walking bass lines. I recommend writing his chord progressions out in all keys and play them over the complete fret board. Todd's system is that good.
I am so happy to have found this book. The 'module' idea makes perfect sense to me. As the lessons progress they get more complex and interesting sounding and you are taught to mix different molules to make interesting bass lines. This book takes the mystery out of learning to play walking bass lines by breaking it down into small bite-sized chunks that anyone can digest. Todd Johnson is one of the bass world's most innovative and respected artists.
I'll keep messing with it. You will be glad after taking my advice and getting this video. I have bought several instructional books on walking theory and all I got was discouraged. Hey Todd, You were spot on. Every once in a while you will find that one book that gives you exactly the information you need to make major progress in your playing.
So far, I am unable to come up with a set of modules that sound decent when trying to walk this song. This is a great jumpstart to learning walking bass lines. I really love the since of accomplishment that the easy steps give. I look forward to hearing from you soon. It always seemed so complicated. I have studied and played bass for several years and this is the most straight foward and easy to get into method for learning to play walking bass I have found. Like anything if you give 100% you get 100%.
Recognized for his pioneering 6-stringbass technique of playing chord changes, melodies and bass linessimultaneously, he is best known as the bassist for the highlyacclaimed Ron Eschete Trio and has performed with many top jazz artists including Kristin Korn, Mike Stern, Dave Weckly,Scott Jenderson, Plas Johnson, Lew Tabackin, Jack Shelden, JoeLaBarbera, Poncho Sanchez, and Frank Gambale. Teach yourself to play bass guitar at your own pace. It contains a full set of tools that you can use right away to create your own improvised walking bass lines. Part one of a three-part series, this book introduces music theory, scales and chords. I do have a question though for Todd or anyone else familiar with the Vol 1 material. Get it together and get back to me.
The idea of memorizing a number of walking patterns is not new to me but doing it in small steps in a very logical manner is. It starts with playing just roots on a nice jazz blues progression. It's a great work out and I recommend it to anyone who wants to master walking bass! It's my job to pull it out. A classic of bass instruction presenting notes, patterns, rhythms and over 100 songs and riffs. Learn to build cool bass lines. Once the concepts are explained, you get treated to many different small pieces to internalize.
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