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Start Free Trial Cancel anytime. Ed Friedland - Bass Grooves. Uploaded by Januar Alfred Poli. Document Information click to expand document information Description: Bass Grooves. Date uploaded Sep 30, Did you find this document useful? Is this content inappropriate? Report this Document. Description: Bass Grooves. Flag for Inappropriate Content. Download Now. Related titles. Carousel Previous Carousel Next. Jump to Page. Search inside document. The bass function exists in music of al cul tures, be it American rock, Bulgarian folksong, or Caribbean junkanoo, The instrument performing the bas function may vary from one syle tothe next, but the esence of the bas ole remains virtually unchanged—to supply the harmonic foundation low notes, usually the root of he chord , and to crete arhyth- mi pale that defines the fe ofthe music groove.

Bas players who understand these core principles enjoy 4 degre of mobility that is unparalleled by other instrumentalists. A guitarist may be an ce county picker, but that wont necessarily help him on a metal gig Likewise, a reat metal guitarist may not have the toolsto play az or bossa nova Buta bassist who has mastered the elements of bas function can play any syle with ust few common sense adjustments.

Mos ass lines are constructed fom the same elements—roots, ths, octaves, trads—with varying connecting material such as salar and chromatic pasing tones. The defining factor of a gene is most often its "ythmic content, whether its found in the bas line oF not. When you've programmed a drum groove yourself, you gain an intimate understanding ofeach element, how hi-hat, snare, ick drum, toms eel combine to rate a unified feel that inluences your interpretation ofa bassline.

Knowing hove to play many diferent style presents you with greatly expanded set of opportunities. In order to cat lot of features into a smal package, machines are designed so that many functions are accesied by combinations of buttons tht, far from obvious. Most ofthe examples inthis book are two-barpst- tems, though there ate some one-bar and four-bar patters.

The default is typically rea time; tions. You place the machine in record mode and play the rhythms on the specific pad in el time to the machine's internal metronome. Switch the machine to step mode and select the quantization level. For nowt it ant Jmportant to learn how to program long, complex fil—most of your work will be With the kick, snare, hihat open ad closed , and ride cymbals.

Remembering tis wil help you program realistic grooves that can actually be played bya real drummer The Drum Key AQ, Nevetr eg nthe ie ml ing dunn i ie he drum key is your roadmap for reading the drum notation throughout this book. Figure 1 shows the basic drum symbols fora standard it. Some ofthe grooves ater in the book may have unique percussion instruments sich as congas, shakers bel, and tambourine. Too often people smack the pads withou taking advantage of the instruments admittedly limited dynamic cange Some machines, like those inthe Boss DR series, have options for adjusting the pad sensitivity this can bea great aid in developing a personal touch on the pads, While ou might want to play the pads like areal drummer, you are beter off playing one ad or nstrument voice at atime to capture the dynamics of e part.

Its equally important to develop a consistent touch, When programming a snare tuckhestyou should keep the volume consistent—rsing ad fling volumes can mess wih the grooves energy. That doesnt necessrly mean that all the backheats should beasloud as posible. Experiment to ind the best balance Getveen the oud and sf it Sonetines drummers ploy upbeat los ax osteo ithe goore eundercren and smatines they pay al he eg te ue volume fr ore Avner variation sec hw they effet the otal drum bet and how you ply bas lng wih met — wee.

Notice how thebeats ine up between the bassline and the drum part. Focus on naling your eihth-note tothe hi-hat pulse. Singer Ex. I's similar toa rock cighth-note eel, except that a cave CLAH-vay ythm played asa exosstik replaces the snare backbeat. Accent the rd cymbal on the clave beats, and listen to how the clave rhythm interacts with th bass par.

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This invaluable guide and accompanying online media give bass players both the musical background and training needed to get on with their grooving. With lessons guided by a metronome and presented in various musical styles and rhythmic applications, bassists increase their ability to internalize rhythm. Each example includes a notated version of the drum part and details how to program it into a drum machine. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. Convert currency.


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