Synopses & Reviews
Brave New Bass offers an in-depth look at 30 visionary players in styles ranging from pop and rock to world music and experimental jazz. Each chapter includes revealing interviews by Chris Jisi and other top bass writers, as well as private lessons in standard notation and tablature, and up-to-date gear lists and discographies. Packed with insights and opinions from bassdom's standout stars and behind-the-scenes heroes, Brave New Bass deepens your knowledge of your instrument and its history. Covers bass players such as Marcus Miller, Flea, Will Lee, Tony Levin, Jeff Berlin, Les Claypool, Christian McBride, Doug Wimbish, Darryl Jones, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Jonathan Maron and many others!
Brave New Bass is the most extensive collection of interviews and music lessons by contemporary bass masters ever collected in one book. Detailing careers, musical technique, and equipment, the book appeals to bassists, other instrumentalists, and music fans because it covers both the conceptual and the technical aspects of the instrument that has moved to the forefront of today's music. Photographs and interviews with over 30 popular players are featured.
"Brave New Bass is the most extensive collection ever gathered of interviews and music lessons by contemporary electric and acoustic bass masters. Detailing top players' careers, musical technique, and equipment, the book appeals to bassists of any style as a way to deepen their knowledge of their instrument and its history, and gain tips for playing and sounding better. Other instrumentalists and music fans will enjoy the detailed look at this ever-more-influential instrument and its stars and behind-the-scenes practitioners. Covering 34 players in styles ranging from pop and rock to world music and experimental jazz, the book includes profiles of Marcus Miller, Anthony Jackson, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Will Lee.
Interviews and lessons with over 30 popular players who have defined the sound of modern electric bass.