Jeff Berlin (Instructional DVD for Bass Guitar). By Jeff Berlin. For Bass. DVD. DVD. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.321190).
ISBN 1617806536. 5.25x7.5 inches.
Jeff Berlin is one of the most respected and innovative electric bassists. Noted for his fluid, lyrical playing, he is a pioneer of slap bass and two-handed tapping. Jaco Pastorius regarded Jeff as a better soloist than himself, and Geddy Lee has called Jeff “the greatest bass player on the planet.” He has performed with Allan Holdsworth, Bill Bruford, Pat Martino, Earl Klugh, Bob James, Joe Walsh, Randy Brecker, and John Abercrombie.
In this DVD, Jeff covers all aspects of bass playing. He begins with an explanation of his musical philosophy, then demonstrates stimulating solos. In a Q&A session with special guest, actor Ronny Cox (Robo Cop, Total Recall, Stargate), Jeff gives his insights on scales and their connections for solos and intervallic exercises. He also shares tips on technique, harmonic practices, fretboard mastery and transcribing. His instruction is reinforced with band performances and a printable instruction booklet on the disc. 56 min.