In the world of Latin Jazz/Latin American music, John Benítez is considered to be one of the greatest bassists alive today. With five GRAMMY awards to his name and performance credits ranging from Tito Puente to Chick Corea, his impact on the music world is unquestionable. “The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1” is the first in a comprehensive book series forged from unique teaching methods developed over years of private instruction. “Volume 1 • Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass Playing” is a vast collection of rhythmic independence exercises designed to strengthen a student’s overall rhythmic confidence and awareness in regards to the clave, thus facilitating higher degrees of creativity and expression during performance. The book also contains five note-for-note transcriptions from various albums in Benítez’s discography to demonstrate how this master musician puts his own concepts to work in real time. Volume 1 is a highly useful, one-of-a-kind method for bassists and other inquisitive instrumentalists alike.
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