Jason Raso’s Soloing on Electric Bass: A Chord Tone Approach provides the next step following his first book for Mel Bay Publications, Improvising on Electric Bass. The primary focus of this second book is to help you develop a more melodic approach to solo bass playing. The author suggests avoiding root notes, concentrating instead on chord tones of a 3rd, 5th, and 7th as fertile ground to begin revising your approach to more creative soloing. Following a series of standard notation exercises exploring intervals and goal notes in all keys, Jason presents a dozen original solo etudes in notation and tablature.
LESSONS IN GUELPH AREA
Bass Guitar Lessons:
30 minutes - $23
1 hour - $42
Jason has been teaching bass guitar for 25 years. He teaches a wide variety of styles including jazz, funk, rock and blues. Jason is also well versed in several techniques including slap and pop, tapping and palm muting. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, Jason can help you reach your musical goals.
Guitar Lessons (Acoustic and Electric):
30 minutes - $23
1 hour - $42
Jason has been teaching guitar for 15 years. Beginner to intermediate levels. All styles. Chords, soloing, songwriting, technique (picking, fingerstyle, tapping)
If you are interested in booking a lesson or clinic you can email Jason at email@example.com
Lessons are to paid at the beginning of each month, based on the number of lesson days in the current month. If you know in advance that you will miss a lesson, it can be rescheduled or deducted from your monthly balance.
You will receive your invoice via email at the beginning of each month.
Payments can be made via etransfer or Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash is also accepted.
Credits will not be issued for cancelled* lessons. However, a make-up lesson will be provided at a time convenient for student and teacher.
A make-up will not be provided for missed* lessons.
Lessons via Skype or Facetime are always available. You can choose this option regularly or only when the need arises (ie: scheduling conflict, car trouble, illness etc.)
15 minutes will always be scheduled between each lesson. You will always get your full lesson time. This will also allow the studio to be cleaned between each lesson.
* cancelled = with notice
* missed = no show
SKYPE / FACETIME LESSONS
Skype / Facetime Bass & Guitar Lessons are now available!
*The Skype / Facetime lesson rates are $23 per half-hour and $42 per hour
Email email@example.com to book a lesson!
- Includes 5 Bonus Études (only on jasonrasomusic.com)
The primary goal of this book is to help improve your chord spelling and fingerboard knowledge. Mastering chord tones will help you build more interesting bass lines. In addition, greater harmonic awareness will help you become a stronger writer, improviser, and soloist.
Untangling Chords: Triad Spelling for Guitar
The primary focus of this book is triad spelling. Many guitar players know the chord shapes but may not be able to identify the individual notes. Mastering triad spelling will help you build more interesting chord voicings, write better melodies, and improve your soloing.