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Fusion: A Study in Contemporary Music for the Bass

The Collective: Contemporary Styles Series

By Leo Traversa

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The Collective: Contemporary Styles Series. Bass Instruction. Fusion. Softcover with CD. 32 pages. Hal Leonard #CO4. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.696584).

Item Number: HL.696584

ISBN 9780825862663. 9x12 inches.

The genre fusion, as the name implies, is a blend of many styles and influences. This book and CD use four tunes as a basis to show how this fusion-blending process can occur and expose you to new musical ideas. With unique step-by-step approaches to developing “fused” feels that are not just superficial pasting-together styles, you'll discover how to create new grooves for yourself. In addition, there are many agility exercises to help you reach a high level of musicianship. For each style, there is a comprehensive lesson centering on a fully notated chart of the music on written in the book and performed on the CD. The lessons consist of a breaking down of all the inspirational, musical and technical elements involved in developing a convincing performance of the tune. The CD contains a demonstration performance of the tune, followed by a version of the tune without the bass so you can play along with the sound of the music in your ears, you can study and practice the technical aspects performing the rhythms and lines of each style.

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