Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson (book and CD) Paperback – CD, 1 Jul 1996
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Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove-the invisible entity whose bass playing inspired thousands of imitators, and made it impossible for anyone to sit still whenever a Motown record was playing.
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However, beware that the notation used is musical. There is NO TAB. Therefore you must be able to read music or the book is hard/impossible to follow.
It has been out for a while now but don't let that put you off, particulary if you are on the young side.Learning the riffs and full basslines will boost your knowledge of what can be done as well as sending your groove into hyperspace.No other bass player has influenced us more than this man.You must be able to read music so, if you can't THEN LEARN ,YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
To be a good bassman/woman you need a good knowledge of music and although this book is not a tutor it will give you an almighty push in the right direction.
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The book is as great as the DVD although I've yet to tackle the bass lines - might need a few free weekends for that!Published 20 days ago by Mr. A. E. Davis-griffiths
A gift for my partner, he absolutely loved it... Thanks for the quick delivery... Will order again.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Book it self is great and very useful. The annoying thing is that cds that came with it were glued good side down,making them absolutely unusable.Published 8 months ago by Povilas
Wonderful book for those players who are big fans of James Jamerson. I was put onto this by a fellow player, and he's dead right, it's a hugely useful book for sight-reading... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. K. Broad
Bought this booklet because i love Motown music and as a bass player myself i so admire James Jamerson and his greatness as one of the worlds great bass guitar player and to some... Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2014 by Thomas Anthony Francis-Brown
Don't hesitate .Buy this book ,it is everything you would expect and more.I am a beginner at bass and found this book inspiring.Published on 15 May 2014 by Amazon Customer
IF you play bass guitar then this is almost required reading. The CDs included with the book give you his bass parts to lots of famous Motown songs and you also have the music... Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2013 by Alan D
I have read a bit of it. It's reasonably interesting and easy to read, but haven't had the time to read more. Not gripping.Published on 11 Sept. 2013 by C. Lambert
This is a very interesting book. The story of Motown and James Jamerson is very well told. The sheets for the songs are great. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2013 by PSJ
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