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Sittin' In with Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power

By Rocco Prestia

Bass - Difficulty: medium-difficult
By Rocco Prestia. Play It Like It Is Bass. Funk, Rock, Jazz and Play Along. Softcover instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. With bass tablature, bass notation legend, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and introductory text. 48 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500539).

Item Number: HL.2500539

ISBN 1575605953. 9x12 inches. Book/CD Pack.

A funk institution and Tower of Power founding member, Rocco Prestia is one of the most important innovators of the electric bass. This Play-It-Like-It-Is Bass book/CD pack from Cherry Lane allows bassists to learn Rocco's authentic bass parts. The songbook includes full transcriptions with tab for eight songs, a bio on Rocco, and his performance notes for each tune. The special accompanying CD features performances by Rocco along with Tower of Power members Larry Braggs (vocals), Dave Garibaldi (drums), Roger Smith (keyboards) and Jeff Tamelier (guitar) on four TOP classics plus four new grooves created especially for this book! Tracks on the CD are included both with and without the bass line so that players can sit in with Tower of Power!

  • What Is Hip 
  • Down To The Nightclub 
  • There's Only So Much Oil In The Ground 
  • Credit 
  • Don't Knock It 
  • F-Funk 
  • Hip-E-Jam 
  • Free Fallin' Funk 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Valparaiso Ind.
  • 2006-04-25 00:00:00.0 Tough

    I'm an Old School bass player for over 40yrs. I always loved playing TOP. Rocco has such a unique and funky style that many new school players think it is TWO guys playing with the help of studio tricks. Sorry puppies, welcome to my is only one...

    dude...ROCCO. I recorded this great CD to my digital 8 track and added my bass parts. My dream has finally come true!!!! I have recorded with Tower of Power. The cd and book are awesome. Very informative and interesting..Get it and jam with the best rythmn section in the world...what a rush........Rocco....keep this stuff coming. How about one with Soul Vaccination, I've got to groove, Funkifize and more.... Thanks Mr.U (Old School Funk)[...]

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