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Posted by Carol Kaye on April 27, 2000 at 10:17:27:

In Reply to: Re: Hoplessly bound to reptitiveness. posted by phyr on April 24, 2000 at 21:58:46:

: if anyone can answer Don's question, please do so, because i would like to know as well.


You can copy people's licks, you can go through fundamentals, etc. but unless you have EXCELLENT time-proven materials, you're up a creek. You need teacher's material that has been well-honed from teaching 1,000s of pro's out there, based from experience not only from over 10,000 record dates (that's around 40,000 songs recorded, all different kinds of styles of music) but also live playing for years and years. You haven't tried my materials yet at all, they are the best. Jaco, Nathan East, Dave Hungate (who I personally taught, his only teacher), Will Lee, etc. all honed their fine bass playing techniques from my books, tutoring things (see my web-page: for more names) and they did excellent. You have to have the fine chordal approaches, and the two different kinds of theory: commercial (blues-rock-funk-pop-gospel-latin/soul etc.) and jazz...they are very different in approaches to creating fine lines. Plus you need all the different 1,000s of idea lines in my books too, as well as the workable theory that not only is practicle but you'll find it user-friendly and surprisingly easy once you get out of the unuseable/unworkable "scales" habit. So many got out there to write books and even to teach who have no idea of how to teach successfully on elec. bass (no it's not a guitar, and yes, you approach it MUCH differently than the acoustic bass, both technically and creatively). If you're in a rut, these tutors are your answer. Carol Kaye See "Books-Education" Catalog/Order-Blank on my website. Don't let the low prices fool you, these are the best, and stop using/playing ignorant scales, they hurt your ears and teach you nothing but fingering habits you need to get out of, and get your fingers into doing it chordally.

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