special thanks to Sean Skeete on drums!
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
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
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!
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.
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
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 ﬁngerings and analyze the chord progression.
It’s Over written by Cleveland Jones recorded live at D Mo’s Family Reunion
3/9/11 Boston, MA.
D Mo/Fender Bass
Rod “Hot Rod” Bonner/ Hammond B3
Sean Skeete/ Drums
David Birkin/ Tenor Sax