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Nathan East: Contemporary Electric Bass
Nathan East Contemporary Electric Bass
Actor: Nathan East
Director: Nathan East
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2008     0hr 58min

Nathan East, Eric Clapton?s longtime bassist, is one the most respected musicians and sought-after sidemen in the industry. In addition to working with Eric Clapton, Nathan has performed and recorded with a ?Hall of Fame?...  more »

     
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Actor: Nathan East
Director: Nathan East
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Alfred Publishing
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/30/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Bass Study Helps
03/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent training aid for anyone with some experience with a bass. It is mainly a demonstration of several playing techniques, with some finger exercises. The exercises would be good for beginners, but the play-along section is better suited to intermediate level players, as it goes by pretty fast, without a lot of explanation. There is also an interesting interview at the end. One fun bit is the use of the Popeye the Sailor song as a practice tool. It turns out to be a very thorough exercise in playing scales, without being boring, and brings a bit of competition into practice, if you play with another bassist. It also gives a very clear demonstration of how to set the intonation, and how to play against (with) a drummer. I have never seen this explained so clearly before. Also, there is a very useful demonstration of how to use harmonics to tune the bass (very good for beginners). Overall, there is something for beginners to intermediate players. As always, it is fun to watch Nathan play."