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Do you usually shake your head no when offered a chance to solo?
Maybe you think it’s not a part of the job.
After all, you didn’t learn the instrument to sound like a guitarist, right?
However, a bassist who avoids soloing is like a baker who refuses to frost their cakes. Sure, frosting is decoration, and too much is dangerous. But your bass playing is meant to be more than just a dry foundation.
Maybe you’ve tried soloing and the effort fell flat. You even learned the scales, memorized patterns, followed advice, and attempted transcribing, only to produce less-than-stellar solos.
What if you discovered a way to break past your limitations and solo with freedom and authentic self-expression?
Topics in Jazz Bass Vol. 2: Soloing is a groundbreaking resource that can tie all of your efforts together and get you soloing with confidence.
Through this book, you will:
- Discover powerful ear-training techniques to unlock your inner soloist.
- Develop a melodic, compositional approach to building a solo.
- Finally understand what the players around you are doing and know how to step up when called upon.
Complete with audio examples and a new pick-your-path approach, this book promises to engage you wherever you’re at on your musical journey.
Written by Danny Ziemann, touring jazz bassist and five-time author, Soloing draws from his extensive performance history, degrees in music education from the Eastman School of Music, and years of teaching experience to provide you with expert-level training.
Walk into your next gig ready to nod yes when asked to solo.
Buy Topics in Jazz Bass Vol. 2: Soloing today.