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Can I Take A Bass Solo

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special thanks to Sean Skeete on drums!

Jesus Be A Fence

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from Danny Mo’s Jam 2006 at David Friend Recital Hall, Boston MA.


Peyton Haley,Regina Daniels/lead vocals, Wendo/Hallelujah, Gabe Jones/drums, Joe Musella and Neal Itzler/guitars, Matt Jenson/Keys,
D Mo/Fender Bass

HALF NOTES

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Identify the interval between each note. Produce a desired timbre on each note. Identify the chords played on the piano.

Here’s the song that inspired the Half Notes Etude.

The song is called Thank You Wes that I wrote in memory of my dear friend, bassist Wes Wehmiller. D Mo/piano, Will Snyder/Wes’ Tyler V bass

To download the PDF, click here. To download the MP3, click here.

QUARTER NOTES

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From my book Instant Bass..D Mo playing with Larry Finn/drums, Dan Bodan/guitar, Malcolm Walsh/keys

same track minus bass so YOU CAN PLAY!
Download bass part below and get playing!


QUARTER NOTES Bass Part written out

Rhythm Etude in E Minor Pentatonic

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Rhythm Etude in E Minor Pentatonic
with bass

w/o bass

Groove with the drums. Ricochet off the upbeat to play a strong downbeat. “AND” ONE TWO THREE FOUR..The “AND” sets up a strong comfortable downbeat ONE in the first bar. Subdivide your inner rhythmic concept. Let these 8TH NOTE subdivisions (“AND” ONE “AND” TWO “AND” THREE “AND” FOUR “AND”) work for you HELPING to play comfortable accurate TIME.

To download the PDF, click here. To download the MP3, click here.

Play Blues Often!!

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Click to open the transcription.

D Mo performing at Jacks in Cambridge MA. 1980 with James Cotton/harp and vocal, Ronnie Earl/guitar and Ron Levy/Rhodes

From the Michael Williams CD Late Night Walk recorded in 1999 with Michael Williams/guitar, Jim Gwin/drums, Bruce Katz/Hammond, Paul Ahlstrand/tenor sax, D Mo/Fender Bass

Danny Mo at NHBF 2009

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F# Major R&B Etude

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F# Major R&B Etude Notation
with bass

w/o bass

Wes Wehmiller's Tyler V

Hook up with the drum groove. Understand the chord progression. Get acquainted with the song form. If you play V string with a low B you can read the part as is.

If you play IV string, play the low notes in bars 22, 23, and 26 an octave higher.

Feel the drum groove while playing this etude and the notes will come out sounding righteous.

The fact that the key of F# Major has six sharps should not be a problem if you play in position and think the tonalities. Work out your ļ¬ngerings and analyze the chord progression.

Download the full notation here, and the MP3 file here.

It’s Over

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It’s Over written by Cleveland Jones recorded live at D Mo’s Family Reunion

3/9/11 Boston, MA.

Cleveland Jones/vocal

D Mo/Fender Bass

Marty Walsh/Guitar

Rod “Hot Rod” Bonner/ Hammond B3

Sean Skeete/ Drums

Reiko/Trumpet

Aubrey Logan/Trombone

David Birkin/ Tenor Sax

Blues and Pentatonic Gumbo

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