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"Bass Guitar Talk"


For Your Listening Pleasure...

Bass Guitar Talk is yet another release in our popular Guitar Talk series. Listen in order or click on any track selection above.

"Very nice. I like that sound. To me, 'Bass Chase' is your best recording to date. It's amazing how the sound can be so complete with just a bass and drums backing you."

- Dennis Marcellino

"That was one cool bass solo. I still say you must have SRV-type strength to be able to do that on a bass."

- Larry Mazzocco

"You always sound great on the blues! I like the bass work on 'Home Bass' (the title is good too!)."

- Len Blum

The recordings on this page are reflective of material taught in the Lessons by Mail program. See specific course info below.

- Mark Stefani










The Jazz Bassist: Blues, Bebop, & Beyond

Like what you hear? These bottom line concepts are taught in our most popular jazz bass course, blending great tunes with real-world language (i.e. walks, licks, solos) gleaned from decades of transcribing great jazz bassists (Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Jaco Pastorius, etc). This knowledge will make you a superior bassist and/or guitarist.

The Jazz Bassist is a 24-lesson course and an opportunity to study interactively with the author, at a price far less expensive than traditional private lessons. Program includes 24/7 support. To sign up today and take advantage of the special introductory discount (three lessons for the price of two):

Note: Talk is cheap in the music business. When you consider studying with someone or buying learning products, it's very important to do so with the confidence that the teacher or author can play as well as communicate his or her knowledge to the student, so keep that firmly in mind as you listen to the tracks on this page.



Monster Guitar Solos

Monster Guitar Solos is an exciting collection of improvised solos spanning swing blues, rhythm & blues, and vamp groove progressions. Meet the "monsters" who comprise the power behind these solos:

MGS Format: PDF eBook with audio mp3 track. To hear all available solos in the series, click here.

Note: The MGS series is an excellent addition to any lesson program, or as a powerful resource for those who don't have the time for private instruction. Many of these solos translate excellently to bass.


Good Vibes Jazz Solos

Good Vibes Jazz Solos is our other popular collection of dedicated jazz solos, based on the collaboration between legendary jazz guitarist Hank Garland and vibraphonist Gary Burton .

GVJS Format: PDF eBook with audio mp3 track. To hear all available solos in the series, click here.



"Improvising Secrets" Revealed!

Seven Steps to Changes Heaven is a powerful article originally published in Jazz Improv Magazine. It sheds light on the often-confusing path to successful jazz (and blues) improvisation, and is now available as a FREE download for VM members and fans!

Tip: Read this article very carefully, and ask yourself if you are following each of the critical steps in your daily practice? If you do that, the advice will positively change your playing and put you on the right track! To download, click here or on the image.

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