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These books cover the fundamentals of bass line construction, with useful information for beginners and advanced players.
Creating accessible learning opportunities
for the bass community
"This work will prove helpful to the intermediate bassist who needs a resource that encourages analysis as it helps the creative juices to flow. I am especially glad that Danny has included recorded examples so that the student can hear things like groove, tone, concept and other items that books alone cannot address. Bravo!"
-John Clayton, Jazz Bassist/Educator
The Low Down accomplishes teaching the basics of sound production, layout development, and supportive walking line construction.
"Bassist, Danny Ziemann's new Jazz bass book, The Low Down, is chock full of pertinent and important information for the aspiring Jazz bassist...a well thought out and sequenced method to illustrate the myriad of options that we bassists have to become a more musical, swinging, and articulate bassist. The information is clearly stated. Now bassists, it's your time to go to work! Congratulations Mr. Ziemann."
-Rufus Reid, Jazz Bassist/Composer, Author: The Evolving Bassist
International touring bassist and educator
Has played with:
Gordon Webster, Matt Wilson, Dawn Thompson, Gary Versace, Jorge Rossy, Dick Oatts, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Sneider, Focusyear Band, Bobby Militello, George Caldwell, Don Menza, Bill Dobbins, Dave Douglas, Carmen Intorre Jr., Harry Allen, Nancy Kelly, Ernie Krivda, Bruce Johnstone, Josh Groban.
North America, Europe, Asia
Interim Professor of Jazz Bass (Fall 2018)
Eastman School of Music
Adjunct Professor of Applied Bass and Cello (2013-2018)
Jazz Bass Instructor (2014-2019)
Eastman Community Music School
Eastman School of Music
Ithaca College of Music
International Society of Bassists
Focusyear Band (& Wolfgang Muthspiel)
Jorge Rossy Vibes Quartet
John & Bob Sneider
Gabe Condon Quartet
John Nyerges Quintet
House of Relics
Russ Algera Trio
Herb Smith Sextet
Levi Saeula Octet
Meg Sutherland Band
Mikaela Davis Band
D’Addario’s Behind The Bridge
D'Addario Education Collective
International Society of Bassists magazine Bass World
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