Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Evolving Bassist|
Actor: Rufus Reid
Director: Tim Landers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
In The Evolving Bassist DVD, you will learn bass-line construction, technique, and music theory, then you can apply these concepts to playing classic jazz standards such as "Have You Met Miss Jones," "Embraceable You," "Th... more »
A treasure for Bassists
Jack Vogel | Portland, OR USA | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had owned this book for a while and only recently discovered this video existed. Reid is a master jazz bassist and the material of this sort is rare so I ordered it. I was not disappointed. This DVD is really priceless, having a master sit and give you a couple hours of personal tips and demonstration is something that even if you could get it (and as a beginner it would be nigh impossible), it would cost 10x or more.
This isnt quite an 'absolute beginners' lesson, you will need another video to give you tips on setup of a new bass and that kind of thing. This is the kind of video that you can watch over and over and keep learning new things, or just gaining renewed inspiration.
So, if you are a double bassist, or even an electric player interested in the acoustic, and you could benefit from some
lessons from a world class player, then buy this, you won't be disappointed.
An Excellent Bass Teacher
Hudson Southcross | Boston, MA | 05/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rufus Reid has an easy going, but very knowledgeable way of getting across music concepts. He doesn't rush things and he is very systematic in his explanations. I enjoy listening to what he has to say about music and "stand up" bass playing in particular. I am a teacher (but not a music teacher), and I am also a learner. This guy knows his stuff! Rufus Rules!"