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Alfred adds two new titles to its Artist series featuring legendary bass and guitar gurus Dave LaRue and Pat Martino. Dave LaRue's Essential Bass Concepts provides insight imperative for bassists everywhere; Pat Martino's Creative Force is just that, a force of unmatched talent, skill, and strategy.

Dave LaRue is one of today's leading bassists, recording and touring with the Steve Morse Band and Dixie Dregs for nearly 20 years. His incredible technique and finesse of the bass make him the first-call for well-known artists. In this DVD, Dave gets viewers started with warm-ups, stretching, and arpeggio fingering exercises. He lets loose with some of his hip funk lines using hammer-ons, slapped, popped, and ghost notes, and a complete lesson of modes. In addition, he demonstrates how to use rhythmic variations and polyphonic ideas to expand soloing techniques. Viewers can follow along at home with note-for-note transcription of each exercise, in both standard notation and TAB, using the printable PDF companion booklet included.

Pat Martino is one of the finest jazz guitarists in the world, having played with artists like Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Joe Pesci and many, many more. Watch Pat explain his unique concepts for advanced improvisational techniques, focusing on incorporating simple substitution principles. Prepare to be stunned by this rare opportunity to learn from one of the great masters. This DVD includes note-for-note PDF transcriptions of the companion books as well as dazzling performance footage featuring Pat's quartet.

Dave LaRue: Essential Bass Concepts is now available for $24.95; Pat Martino: Creative Force is now available for $29.95. To get your copies, visit your local retail store, or log onto alfred.com to find a location near you.

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