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Fretboard Knowledge - The Moving Bass

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    As guitarists, we have a variety of ways we can accompany. In this lesson Vinny Raniolo demonstrate ways you can utilize bass motion through chord progressions and songs to spark new ideas for your accompanying skills. Vinny discusses techniques such as two-beat and walking bass lines with each harmonic movement thoroughly explained and easy to understand. You'll be ready to take your accompanying skills to the next level and have the tools to improve your practice.

    A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen.

    Titles include: Avalon, It's Been a Long, Long Time, Ain't Misbehavin', Bflat Blues and Cheek to Cheek

    Running time 77 minutes - Level 2/3 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD

    Review: Boy, has Vinny Raniolo's gorgeously stout Guild guitar got the bass-string moves. So many cool moves, in fact, as to be able to put on this 77-minute bassline clinic, "The Moving Bass" as part of the "Fretboard Knowledge" series. For starters, there's the two-beat style, which tightly intersplices chords. It's this strategy that innervates "Avalon," a golden oldie whose racing pulse drove seminal fretsmen (Django Reinhardt) as well as seminal horn men (Coleman Hawkins) frantic. 

    Then Raniolo, who has collegially aired out the strings with Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola, begins teaching how to really strut your stuff by using the almighty walking bass technique. Included are lots and lots of ornamentations on the theme designed to move from chord to chord, connecting the dots between progressions with varying degrees of swagger. With jazz clearly on its mind, that shapely Guild walks up through Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" not long after having walked down the same "It's Been a Long, Long Time" that Les Paul once swooned while Der Bingle crooned away. Both remain springboards for all-around fretsmanship. The challenging multipart "Cheek to Cheek" and an exquisitely ad-libbed "B-flat Blues" also provide great stimuli for getting the bass moving, while expanding your repertoire at the same time. – Dennis Rozanski/BluesRag



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