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Jazz Bass Lessons: Introduction to Intermediate Electric Bass

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Hi everybody!
John Patitucci here again, and
welcome to the intermediate
section of our curriculum.
So by now,
you should've gone through all the basic
lessons before plowing into this
curriculum, the intermediate curriculum.
And as you get ready to
jump into this curriculum,
there are two resources
I wanna tell you about.
First of all,
there's some ear training and
piano harmony lessons on the jazz
acoustic bass site that I did
that are very important for
you to understand as we go forward.
And there's ear training.
And there's some rhythmic stuff to I would
really advise you strongly to get into
the rhythmic things with the abakua and
I think there's even some stuff
with basic drums stuff too.
Practicing rhythmic studies and
getting into
getting the time in your body and dealing
with a little independence of rhythm.
So there's those things that are in
the jazz acoustic base site, which is all,
we're all linked together now anyway.
So but there's that, and then also
there's a really fantastic resource.
We have Jonathan Coopersmith,
he's the head of the Curtis
institute's theory department.
The Curtis institute is one of the
greatest schools in the entire world for
And he has a sight,
you have access to it, and
he deals with all the basic theory
that really, you need to know.
There are self quizzes, and you can go to
the ArtistWorks Music and Arts campus and
go through some of that curriculum,
what Jonathan is teaching.
This is very important.
And I would really stress,
by now your reading should be pretty good,
because there's gonna be a lot of stuff
that you're gonna deal with here.
So feel free to go through
the acoustic bass lessons,
especially again the ear training, the
theory, the harmonic stuff with the piano.
Take your time with the material,
don't rush, because I really want you to
not move ahead and play sloppily
through the stuff that's harder.
I want you to enjoy the stuff that's
a little bit more challenging and
be able to mine the richness out
of it instead of just survive it.
So take your time with the material.
I'll go over examples of many styles
of music in Blues, Ballads, Bossa Nova,
Samba, Cha Cha Cha [LAUGH],
Biao and using tunes as my textbook.
And I'll try to let my
playing do the talking and
I want you to learn from what I do and cop
some things that I'm doing with your ear.
And that's what great about
the video exchanges and
be sure to be playing with others also.
And the other thing too,
we're gonna put a couple of scans of PDFs
of a book that I did called 60 Melodic
Etudes, which has a lot of etudes in it.
All the basic sounds in the diatonic major
scale and the five different sounds.
And there are different etudes, 6o in
fact, and all the major and minor sounds.
In the back there is scale fingerings and
things to help you so I'm gonna give
you some of those things to see.
I think they'll be helpful to you and
if you're interested you can
check out the book as well.
But I just wanted to let
you know that that's also
another resource that will
help you on your way.
So welcome to the intermediate
curriculum here at the electric bass
branch of
the John Patitucci Jazz Bass School.