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The Art of Groove

Grooving for Heaven - Volume 3

Taking Your Bass/Drum Relationship to the Next Level

An in-depth and engaging exploration into the relationship between the bass and drums in a contemporary ensemble. Together with much insightful input and consummate grooving by drummer David Owens (Thomas Dolby), Norm demonstrates and clarifies a multitude of concepts, exercises and groove considerations as he takes you to the next level. An indispensable resource for bassists and drummers pursuing maximum rhythm section effectiveness.

 

Topics Include:

  • Essential Ear-Training (Rhythmic & Harmonic)
  • Groove 101 (Concept/Approach, Bass Parts, Context & More)
  • Musical Genres & Groove Vocabulary: A Bass & Drum Focus
  • The Critical Subtleties (Tempo vs. Feel, Conveying Emotion Musically, Fills, Groovicidal Tendencies)
  • Bass & Drum Dialogues: Developing the Synergy

 

DVD Special Features

  • Live Performance Music Video
    • We Will Stand
      • AJ DeGrasse (piano/vocals)
      • David Owens (drums & percussion)
      • Norm Stockton (fretless acoustic bass)
  • Bonus "Norm Cam"
    • A perspective from "We Will Stand" video shoot featuring uninterrupted footage of Norm's bass performance.

 

Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes

 


 

 

Pondering Bass Technique

Grooving for Heaven - Volume 4

From Bass Pyrotechnics to Art

Pondering Bass Technique emerges as the first Grooving for Heaven volume dedicated to the advanced techniques employed in the modern bass vocabulary. As opposed to presenting a "glossary of riffs", Norm demystifies these techniques to allow the committed bassist to assimilate them for the broadest possible range of artistic expression. Features performances (A Tender NAMM Moment, Pondering the Sushi, The Star Spangled Banner,and more) from his critically-acclaimed solo debut, Pondering the Sushi.

 

Topics Include:

  • Slapping (Intermediate to Advanced, including Double-Thumbing)
  • Tapping (Arpeggios, Single-String, Variations)
  • Chording
  • Chimes, Thuds & Swells (A Spectrum of Tones)
  • Combining Techniques
  • Effects to Enhance
  • Introduction to Solo Bass Arranging

 

DVD Special Features

  • Live Performance Music Video
    • We Will Stand
      • AJ DeGrasse (piano/vocals)
      • David Owens (drums & percussion)
      • Norm Stockton (fretless acoustic bass)
  • Gear Talk
  • Minus BASS Play-along Tracks
  • ...and more!

 

Running Time: 2 hours 11 minutes

 

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Additional Information

  • Content2 DVD Set
  • DVD FormatAll regions compatible.
  • VHS FormatNTSC (USA), PAL, SECAM
  • Price$71.98 - Now $45.00

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