A few music books for sale - there may be some pencil marks, but I'll try to rub these all out.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown - £10 (inc. UK delivery) - SOLD
Great book transcribing James Jameson's lines, with a lot of history on Jameson, Motown and The Funk Brothers. Please note that this is only dots - not tab. 2 CDs are included.
Jazzology- £7 (inc. UK delivery) - SOLD
Really good book for anyone wanting to get into jazz theory. Full of exercises to test the brain.
Learn to Play Bass Manual - £7 (inc. UK delivery) - SOLD
Goes from the complete beginner to the very advanced; decent book to learn from for players of any ability. 2 CDs included.
Hi I’m John been playing bass for many years and based in Letchworth, Herts, bass player, songwriter and teacher of bass for over 20 years if anyone’s interested in lessons give me a shout
07525 063874 🤓🎸
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Does anyone have any recommendations for resources for becoming more familiar with musical notation and the bass clef in particular? I was to improve my bass clef sight reading and I'm finding that most resources include tabs with the clef notation and - apart from covering the tab up with masking tape each time! - i'm always distracted by the tab and then don't concentrate on the actual dots.
I want to become more familiar with playing from bass clef rather than tabs because I think it opens up some options with positioning and theory that you miss with tab (don't get me wrong, tab is *really* useful and I use it all of the time).
When I used to play a flute, because there was no tab available and everything was in standard music notation my treble clef sight reading became second nature and I never had to think about it much, but bass clef is becoming a challenge because it's just so easy to get by without it and rely on tabs or chord sheets.
I'm looking for theory and training books, resources for bass guitar music in bass clef notation (no tab), online bass clef sight reading courses, training software, or any other recommendations for becoming fluent with sight reading bass clef.
I used to play bass years ago, both BG and upright, and was self taught on DB. However, I stopped playing bass and went over to the guitar side for many years.
I'm now playing Bass Guitar again and I have in addition had a Dean Pace, which I'm now selling because I wanted something more "prop" EUB/DB-like.
To replace it, I've just purchased an EUB - the Aria SWB-04. I would like to have some lessons on proper DB technique as what I'm doing is all a bit haphazard, inefficient and inconsistent.
I'm in the South Essex area, but can go as far as East London for the right teacher. Any recommendations?
Please note that this is NOT for the notes to play at this stage, as I'm happily playing jazz on a BG - it's about correct technique, fingering, etc.
I am a Hertfordshire based professional bass guitar player and I offer lessons from my home in Berkhamsted .
I teach all abilities and I very much focus the lessons on what you want to learn rather than just teaching a set course. I can improve your reading skills, technique, timing or simply get you up & running playing your favourite bass lines.
I currently perform in a variety of different gigs listed below & I aim to
pass on my experience of over 20 years of performing & teaching to you during our lessons.
West End theatre shows including a long run on Jersey Boys and currently depping on Hamilton, Dreamgirls, Book Of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia & Everyone is Talking About Jamie(Music written by The Feeling).
An original Rock/Blues Band
Live performances with different artists including recently a gig with Toyah Wilcox.
Please get in touch if you wish to discuss having lessons with me. You can also see more information about me at: