Saturday, June 11, 2011

A short bass workout courtesy of Master Frank Zappa

Hi again.

This is a short fragment that I've always considered an excellent exercise. I've taught it to my students from long ago, but I've just recorded it on video, so here's the full transcription and the accompanying video:
Echidna's Arf (of You) Coda - Electric Bass

The original version, recorded by terrific bassist Tom Fowler, is played entirely fingerstyle. But as you can see, I decided to slap a section. Choose the approach you like the most. Have fun!