John Patitucci has teamed up with David Gage String Instruments to release Episode 1 of the bassist’s new Kindle book, Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass.
The book, which is made of exercises that Patitucci developed over 10 years, is the first of a six part series designed to take the tedium out of practicing valuable skills.
“It is my goal to give us all material to practice that will keep us engaged and help us grow,” Patitucci shares. “If we can enjoy working on these crucial building blocks, we will buy ourselves a tremendous amount of freedom when it comes to expression, whether we are dealing with the music of Mozart or Coltrane.”
Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass, Episode 1 contains six exercises focusing on major arpeggios as well as intonation and shifting. The book culminates in a major arpeggio etude based on a theme by Bottesini that many bassists will find familiar.
Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass, Episode 1 Table of Contents:
- Intonation Exercises
- Intonation & Shifting Exercises
- Major 7th with 9th Chord Arpeggio Exercises
- Major 7+11th Exercises
- Major 7+5 Exercises
- Major Arpeggio Etude based on a theme by Bottesini