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John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1:- Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass PlayingLatin jazz bassist John Benítez has launched a new set of instructional books focused on his own bass method. The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1:- Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass Playing focuses on strengthening your rhythmic confidence with a set of rhythmic independence exercises over a clave.

Written with Ian Stewart, the book aims bolster the bassist’s awareness of the clave to open up creativity and expression. The 140-page book also contains five note-for-note transcriptions from the Grammy-winning bassist’s career.

The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1 is written in standard notation. It’s available in paperback editions from BassBooks.com and Amazon as well as a Kindle version.

Check out two samples from the book: Triplet Tumbao Examples and 5/4 Rhythms.

The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1 Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Preface
  3. Clave
  4. Basic Rhythms
  5. About La Guajira
  6. Triplet Rhythms
  7. Triplet Tumbao Examples
  8. Folkloric Conversion
  9. About Quiero Quitarme esta Pena
  10. Quintuplet Rhythms
  11. Odd Groupings
  12. 3/4 Rhythms
  13. 5/4 Rhythms
  14. 7/4 Rhythms
  15. Other Clave-Related Concepts
  16. Bass and Percussion
  17. Tumbao Rhythms
  18. La Mulata
  19. Siempre Latino
  20. La Chica Red Bull
  21. Afterthoughts and Looking Ahead
  22. About the Author
  23. Acknowledgements

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