Truefire Jeff Denson Take 5 Jazz Bass Soloing TUTORiALBassists like Christian McBride, Scott LaFaro, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, John Patatucci, and Charles Mingus are not only giants of the instrument, but also masters of the jazz bass solo. A great jazz soloist can navigate rapidly shifting jazz harmony while maintaining the integrity of their melodic line.
In this edition of Take 5, from monster bassist Jeff Denson, you’ll start your learning journey with a short primer covering key jazz soloing approaches and concepts like using space, melodicism, playing off the band, and more.
Jeff will then guide you through 5 Jazz Bass Soloing studies, starting from very accessible, and then graduating to more sophisticated and challenging approaches. Jeff will first play each solo over a backing track, and then he’ll break it down, pointing out all the juicy harmonic and technical information you’ll need to take your bass soloing to the next level.
Jeff will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson. You can also loop or slow down the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are included to work with on your own as well.