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 ensemble, Performance techniques & expressive devices, The swing walking bass, Creating a pedal point, The bossa nova bass, The 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.