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!


  1. Very cool! good technique practice too...

  2. Great work! Thanks for sharing!
    I like your humour also, you record your videos in the funniest places... :D

  3. I might be mistaken, and I don't wish to offend anyone, but seems that you in the shower... :D
    Again, I found your blog today and I'm very excited with all the stuff you are sharing here. Thanks again.