Josquin des Pres: I started playing Fretless Bass at the age of 20, this was back Josquin des Pres: I friend had pull out the frets on his Gibson EB2 and he then. Simplified Sight-Reading for Bass. +. Jon Liebman: Bass Aerobics (Book/Online Audio) (Includes Online Access Code. +. Music Theory for the Bass Player: A. La Bernardina (Josquin Desprez) . Alternative. Title. Composer, Josquin Desprez. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJ Language, French. Composer Time.
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Josquin Des Pres started out in the early s playing bass professionally in the South of France. Which bass players influenced you the most as you began to learn the instrument? You know the old saying: Do you play upright, electric, or both? Originally from France, at an early age, Josquin focused relentlessly on becoming a professional musician, producer and songwriter. Tropez and grew up in the south of France in an environment where classical music was very prominent, both at home and in school.
I just became a working musician, playing the club scene, doing sessions, producing, basically anything I could get hired for. My father had an enormous record collection. Work Title La Bernardina Alt ernative. Alex Acuna was on Drums… the closest to Jaco I ever felt…. At what point did your career begin to take off? Keep up to date with our latest news. Yes, it took some guts and some risks. Additionally, I still write songs, produce and program tracks for a variety of up-and-coming pop artists, anything from Americana, pop-rock to dance to dubstep.
What would you say is unique about your fretless style? Are you self-taught or did you take lessons? Aroundas I was switching more from being a bass player to a producer and songwriter, I felt the need to stay connected to the bass. Who are your main fretless bass influences or favorite players? Over the last 4 decades, Josquin des Pres has produced CDs for major and independent labels, written songs for major and independent artists and as a bass player, Josquin Des Pres has recorded and shared credits with studio musicians.
Songs ; For 3 voices ; For unaccompanied voices ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; For treble, tenor, bass instruments ; Scores with open instrumentation ; For 3 players ; French language ; For keyboard arr ; Scores featuring keyboard soloists ; For harp arr ; For 1 player ; Scores featuring the harp ; For 3 recorders arr ; Scores featuring the recorder ; For violin, double bass arr ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the double bass ; For 2 players.
Shortly after his arrival, he became a much sought-after bassist, after which he expanded his skills to include producing, arranging and songwriting. I have yet to do a solo project. I still do sessions in the studio and also over the Internet. In the late s, Taupin and Des Pres wrote several songs covered by various artists around the globe. First it was Alphonso Johnson but when Jaco Pastorius appeared on the world scene in he re-wrote all the rules.
Being a very private person and very selective about whom hass works with, co-writing with Taupin was something that could have only happened on his terms.
I never took lessons. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3. However, ultimately, I was attracted to pop songs with an edge. Skip to content Josquin des Pres. I started playing Fretless Bass at josquni age of 20, this was back in and Fretless Bass was a pretty rare instrument.
Practice groove, melody and intonation. Landing the opportunity to collaborate with someone who has created this incredible body of work has been a blessing that helped take my career and skills to a whole new level.
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I found myself in Paris, signing my first recording contract with a band on Josquun Artists Records. People send me their files to record on. That must have taken some guts! Previous Interview Dec 17 Reid Anderson. When tastefully used, fretless bass is wonderful in pop music.
I prdz to have a very effective yet unconventional practice method… I used to sit in front of TV and play melodies to movie soundtracks for hours, it helped my melodic approach and intonation tremendously. Arranger Antonio Maria Bologna.
For Bass Players Only. Your email address will not be published. I dds very fortunate that for over four decades I can make a great living playing or participating in the creation of music. Sixteen altogether, totaling overcopies sold to date.
Songwriters Hall of Fame. From this my first book, Bass Fitnesswas born. PDF typeset by Arnold den Teul I just love great simple melodies and heavy guitars, so The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and pretty much the whole British invasion all the way to Cream and Led Zeppelin caught my ears early on.
Josquin Des Pres (20th century musician)
Arranger Arnold den Teuling. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Are you still actively playing fretless bass? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I like an ebony fingerboard on the acoustic and boat resin on the electric. Click here to subscribe. Retrieved from ” http: Contents 1 Performances 1. Do you have websites or social josquuin sites you would like to share?