Schroeder And Schell: Ukulele Bass Manual (Book/DVD Set)

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Ukulele Bass Manual (Book/DVD Set)

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Department: Tutor Methods - Ukulele Tuition

Publisher: Mel Bay

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This ukulele bass handbook offers a theoretical introduction to the development of the instrument and its maintenance, stringing and care. Discover the secret of the "UBass": how can such a small instrument make a sound that deep? Co-author Martin "Bassmati" Schroeder put the Kala UBass to the acid test and lets us take part in his experiences in studio and live recordings. The theoretical part is followed by tunes, bass lines, songs and catchy grooves to help you to learn. Cajon and UBass fit together really well, so we included simple band scores for guitar, cajon and UBass to show you how a true rhythm section grooves.

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The bass ukulele The tuning The Kala UBass Series Bass ukulele manufacturers The secret of the bass ukulele: Pahoehoe strings Maintenance of strings “Thundergut” Strings The bass ukulele: Live. 11 The parts of your UBass The scale The octave scale and octave 13 Tune your bass ukulele The tuning Tuning with a tuner Tuning by ear Tuning with harmonics Stretching and dwindling tension 14 Playing posture 14 Fundamentals, Left and right hand Fingering Basic fingering 16 Playing methods 17 Before you start to play Notes and TAB Exercises 1/2: Boogie-Woogie 20 Interview with Martin ‘Bassmati' Schroeder 22 Range and fret board, Identical tones Examples of identical tones 23 Basics of music theory Whole tone steps - half tone steps Accidentals and key signature Modes Accidentals Validity of accidentals 25 Rhythm and Measure Introduction Rhythm notation Measure Rhythm exercises The metronome Timing Beats per minute Tempo indication Rests Counting in Pickup Eight note and dotted quarter note 30 Scales in first position 31 C-major – second position, D major scale – position change 32 To play ‘by ear' Main harmony-tonic, subdominant, dominant 33 Comping in practice 34 Comping with chord symbols 36 Overview 37 Common bass accompaniment patterns Jazzy walking bass line Latin bass line Latin-Calypso Fast dance tune Rock Pop Song Rhumba Boogie/ Rock‘n Roll Latin Chords 38 Special techniques The Slide Hammer on, pull off Ghost Notes 41 Play in a band Rock Rock Ballad Boogie-Woogie Blues Rock. Rhythm‘n Blues. Latin Rock‘n Roll Country 45 Solo Pieces for the bass ukulele The Monkey Sammy‘s Boogie Walking With You VoilÀ Calypso 54 Duets for 2 UBasses Keep Cool, Man Blues for Paul 57 Songs Old Mac Donald Camptown Races Clementine Michael, Row The Boat Ashore 64 About