Composing for jazz bass


We are excited to release our first jazz resources on e-lr!

Jazz bassist Helen Russell leads students through three Composing Projects to compose for jazz bass. Pages include The bass in a jazz ensemblePerformance techniques & expressive devicesThe swing walking bassCreating a pedal pointThe bossa nova bassThe bass in a ballad and Jazz theory basics.

The projects are supported by two video tutorials on Diatonic triads, ii-V-I progressions and tonal centres as well as Creating tonal centres using non-diatonic chords. There is a jazz bass worksheet and suggested answers for all the steps in the composing projects.