This video lesson is a treasury of the ideas and techniques of one of rock’s legendary bassists!
Jack Casady shares his ideas and techniques with learning players. In an informal and delightful session (Jorma provides vocals and guitar along with companionable commentary), Jack analyzes his bass parts for classic tunes from the Hot Tuna repertoire, and discusses the musical concepts that make up his unique style -- melodic lines, tonal variety, chordal work and improvisational solos. You'll see all of Jack's tricks: the use of partial chords, sustained notes, tremolos, trilling, tonal variety and many other fascinating devices.
Songs include: Ninety-Nine Year Blues, Blues in A, San Francisco Bay Blues, Been So Long, Mann's Fate and Water Song.
"Some videos teach you how to play bass. Other videos teach you how to play bass with style. The Bass Guitar of Jack Casady is a video that gives you the opportunity to learn the playing styles of one of our instrument's living legends. Jack Casady is accompanied by guitarist/ vocalist Jorma Kaukonen and together they walk you through several of their classic songs. Any level of player should be able to learn something new from Jack and Jorma." -- Bass Frontiers