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Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:19 pm
by hestan
Hi guys,

here's a look at the funky bass playing on the track "Runaway" by UK acid-jazz group Jamiroquai:

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=390

enjoy :)

J

Chuck Rainey

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:04 am
by hestan
Hi Guys,

Here's a look at the first verse and chorus of Chuck Rainey's bass on Aretha Franklin's 1973 hit 'until you come back to me':

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=415

have fun!

J ;)

Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:55 pm
by foal30
soul gold there comrade
what a tune
probably the high point of Aretha on Atlantic

not a bad bass line too...

Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:34 am
by hestan
Hi guys,

Here's my latest transcription, a really cool tune one of my pupils brought in, by jazz pianist abdullah ibrahim:

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=619

cheers,

J;)

Erykah Badu Transcription

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:53 pm
by hestan
Hi Guys,

Here's my latest lesson. Hubert Eaves IV with Erykah Badu on the 1997 live album - such a great CD!:

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=650

peace,

J :)

My Top 5 Timing Exercises

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:25 am
by hestan
Hi guys,

I've done a video and article on my Top 5 Timing Exercises on my site.

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=671

They're inspired by various ones i've picked up over the years from Carol Kaye, Victor Wooten, others or adapted myself etc...

Would be interested to hear of any other ones that pros or students have used to good effect.

peace,

Johnny

Marcus Miller Transcription

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:47 pm
by hestan
Hi guys,

Here's another mini transcription/lesson, this time Marcus Miller with Chaka Khan on 1980's clouds:

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=755

peace,

Johnny

Armand Sabal-Lecco

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:50 pm
by hestan
Hi guys,

here's another wee transcription. This time it's a look at the african 12/8 grooving on "proof" from the 1991 Paul Simon Live in Central Park concert.

It's a little insight into a part of what's a great overall gig full of some world class bass.

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=783

cheers and keep on groovin,

Johnny

Bass workshop tour diary

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:54 pm
by hestan
Hi guys,

I recently went on a Bass Workshop mini-tour of the Academies of Music and Sound in the UK. I've made a little video diary and done a blog covering the kind of stuff we covered if anyone's interested;

If nothing more, there's a great quote from Steve Smith about being a musician for life!

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=812

cheers & happy grooving,

Johnny :D

Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:45 pm
by foal30
I've got a request actually comrade
if that is alright

the breakdown or unison line on Stevie Wonder's 'Master Blaster'
is this written as triplets or 16's.
I reckon I've got the line down but I can't write it out nicely. :oops: it's starting to bug me.
in the verse ther is the odd triplet I can get that
it's just the 'fast' bit

any help appreciated

Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:16 pm
by hestan
Hi Foal,

Cheers for the request man. I'll definitely try and take a look at that in the near future on my site. I love stevie's bass parts - his synth parts are just as brilliant as his bass stuff from Nathan Watts so there's a mountain of great stuff in there for sure.

I'll check that out soon! :D

cheers,

Johnny

PAul Jackson with Herbie Hancock

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:17 pm
by hestan
ps - my latest mini-lesson on the site....

Hi guys,

Here's another great bit of grooving bass. Paul Jackson on Herbie's 1975 track "hang up your hang ups". Hope you have fun with this!

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=942

best,

Johnny

Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:08 pm
by foal30
crikey for a genuine spanking mug of Bass Paul Jackson is genuine.
these albums with HH are chockka with hard hitting righteous grooves
in the words of Brent Strathdee "Do It"!

and thanks John, any help appreciated.
i need to get a scanner then I could email where I'm up to.

Re: Free Weekly (youtube&TAB) Mini-Lessons Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:04 am
by hestan
cheers Foal.

Yeah - by all means send me an email of your scanned transcription and i'll check it out when i get a chance.

You're right! - it's all about Thrust! Those grooves take bass to a new dimension of space-funk exploration :D

best,

Johnny

Common - live hip-hop

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:37 am
by hestan
Hi guys,

Here's a cool little piece of live hip-hop;

'Real People' by rapper Common, from a live show on Letterman:

http://www.johnnycopland.com/?p=954

hope you enjoy and if there are any other funk/soul/rnb/jazz tracks you fancy having a look at let me know.

peace and heavy grooving!

Johnny