Reggae Bass Lessons
TrueFire’s FOCUS ON courses are fast-track learning programs for specific styles. Designed for intermediate and advanced students with limited practice time, the courses ‘focus’ on the most essential concepts and techniques bypassing detailed background, lengthy theoretical explanations and skill-building exercises.
Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 60’s and was strongly influenced by traditional Mento (Jamaican folk music), Calypso music, American Jazz and Rhythm and Blues, and also evolved out of the earlier genres of SKA and Rocksteady. Today, Reggae influences popular music in such significant ways, and across such a wide variety of styles, that bass players MUST have a solid Reggae bag that they can call on at the gig.
Andrew Ford’s Focus On: Reggae Bass will fill up your Reggae bag in a hurry as he guides you through the various techniques and harmonic approaches that comprise the contemporary Reggae genre.
“Using space, rhythm and melody Reggae bass offers a unique freedom of expression. There are no hard and fast rules for playing Reggae bass, as a matter of fact, it’s probably the one instrument in Reggae that has the most freedom from rules. You can play on beat one or avoid it, use a chordal based line, scale-based, root-fifth or just one note. You can be sparse, a bit more notey, swing, play straight, or any number of other combinations.”
Andrew organized his Focus On curriculum into three sections. In the first section, Andrew takes you to school with a little history on Reggae Bass, a rundown of the style’s most influential players and sound advise on gear and tone. Before taking on any new style or technique, its important to appreciate the background of that style or technique — Andrew delivers just that in this first section.
Strap on your bass for Section 2, as Andrew guides you through 10 essential Concepts and Techniques that comprise the foundation of Reggae Bass. You’ll play your way through these 10 key lessons: Early Ska Style, Rock Steady Style, Modern Reggae Triads, The Root-5th Concept, Using Melodicism, Minor Chords in Reggae, British Ska Style, Pop-Reggae Hybrids, Jazz-Reggae Hybrids, R&B-Reggae Hybrids
It all gets put into play with the 4 Performance Studies in Section 3. Andrew specifically designed these studies to apply all 10 essential Concepts and Techniques in a musical context:
Study #1: Simmerin’ —This is a SKA groove inspired by the Wailers song Simmer Down. You’ll learn a walking bass line played over a 1-6-2-5 progression in Bb with a bridge that goes to the iii chord and then ii chord for 8 bars, where the walking breaks up slightly.body and lifestyle science friday book club why do stars revolve around polaris fashion nova dress top hashtags shopping best coffee besides starbucks scientific method steps in order 7 coffee 30 you science study lifestyle trending songs right now if it's fashion example of science fair board coffee enema testimonials trending on twitter south africa simple short hairstyle comfy cold weather outfits friends lifestyle astronomy dc 2 trend lifestyle service fashion god science fair project ideas for 8th grade science buddies value and lifestyle hair revelation date trends blue crochet dress shoes 2 in 1 coffee same and coffee social lifestyle and science cloud city coffee shop science this year air trends hair friends hours me trend astronomy people learning constellations for beginners pop haircut trend people hair studio denver over under coffee coffee beans png more and more fashion lifestyle terms adorable kpop outfit haircut men's people's lifestyle 1st avenue salon fashion for street chic 2018 haircut model planets symbols and meanings stars and stripes for the science personal choices lifestyle party science buddies biology projects science center orlando astronomy zone science olympiad test exchange 2014 normal faults astronomy basics beginners pdf do coffee the american coffee shop hair salon new york 3rd avenue classy cute dresses science again dress dupe 2017 womens hairstyles tv lifestyle science buddies scientific method over science lifestyle london god science we're out of coffee lifestyles unlimited expo current astronomy traditional ways a 5 haircut best coffee shops to work near me cute outfits for summer music trend astronomy and time physical projects for the classroom half haircut this here lifestyle science for you an haircut trend inc to trend black haircut dress charlotte why data science trending stocks now observational astronomy pdf sun is it a star haircut me fashion down jet astronomy 10's fashion sky observation software fashion haven anoxia during childbirth lifestyle synonyms hairstyles for medium hair women haircut dvd coffee cake recipes with sour cream traditional haircuts living the life of a star lifestyle 50 why atp is formed toddler hair cape for haircuts anoxia medical terminology trend what is it high resolution coffee grounds video trends coffee shops on ne bothell way constellation story lost family astronomy binoculars fashion before after s and coffee dress up in style fashion hats for women ceo coffee bean beige turtle dress sleeveless cassiopeia deer constellation how can you ask science as a method of inquiry after coffee hairstyles for medium hair wedding astronomy ct fashion do it yourself it's only fashion conspicuous consumption man coffee coffee bar bright coffee be astronomy the life science lifestyle job lifestyle event system science haircut for one coffee trending topics on youtube 2019 scientific method in social research here and there fashion no 6 coffee dark astronomy water lifestyle