Hi first of all i’m new to this forum so hey everybody Well I watched this Francis Rocco Prestia – Fingerstyle Funk (Bass Lesson) Video on. : Fingerstyle Funk [VHS]: Francis Rocco Prestia, Alexis At last, bass players around the world are allowed a rare, in-depth look into the style . a ton of money learning what would otherwise require dozens of private lessons.

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Rocco demonstrates the foundation of each bass line in the studio – which is often just a couple of notes. On this VHS, he demonstrates ghosting, muting, intervals, cross-string picking and raking.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. See offer for details. If you have ever seen Rocco play and wondered why he move around the neck so much this will answer that.

Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: See all 10 reviews. The tape was very informative and gives the viewer an idea of the depth of Rocco’s playing ability. In a very contemplative fashion Rocco talks about what he listens for in a drum track and how he fnigerstyle his bass lines from the ground up. This video will, without a doubt, help you become a better player.


BASS LESSON: Francis Rocco Prestia Finger-style Funky Bass

Rocco Prestia’s style is one of a kind. Rcco is definitely the most complete and insightful video I have seen on Rocco’s style – or any style for that matter! I have a lot of bass instruction tapes, and I can tell you that this is one of the best.

Fingerstyle funk is a great asset to any bass player. The exercises are progressive, and with practice, easy to master — even for someone lacking natural chops like me.

Not only is Prestia an tremendous musician, more importantly, he’s a superb teacher. Showing of 10 reviews. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It has definitely changed my perspective of the instrument and its roll in the rhythm section. But this isn’t just a demonstration of methods but also a look a liver performances of the Tower of Power.

He continues repeating the line against a rhythm track and elaborating a little bit each time – giving you clear insight into how he comes up with the bass lines that he does.

Flawless production qualities and notational examples result in an excellent dissection of Rocco’s funky fingerstyle technique. Split-screen close-up studio demonstrations magically dissolve into live T. This is an amazing piece of work – and a wonderful tribute to one of my bass heroes! I had the honor of meeting Rocco several years ago and tried to pick his brain for the very material covered in this video.


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From the first day I watched this video, I have picked up so many musical ideas to apply to nearly gunk genre of music I play and, being a military rock band bassist, I play a LOT of different genres.

Once the groove is established, the video cross-dissolves to the frzncis groove in a live performance with the band – very cool! If you’re interested in funk bass, this is the tape to get.

It’s comprehensive, teaching basic to advanced techniques, all in in a logical and easy to understand fashion. I have been trying for many years to emulate what I was hearing on those classic TOP tracks.

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