Michael Manring Bass Guitar [UK Import]
Manring describes the techniques used on his Thonk CD, and demonstrates his approach to performing music in this DVD. Also covers: altered tunings, slap technique with a fretless bass, use of the EBow, changing tunings, and more. The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams which correspond exactly to this DVD. This DVD presents an insightful look at Manring's style and technique.
Michael Manring on his Instructional DVD For Bass: On my CD Thonk, I played four solo pieces that use some unorthodox techniques. Since then, I have been asked a lot of questions from musicians about these pieces! In this DVD, I describe each of the techniques involved and demonstrate my approach to performing this music. Among the topics discussed are: using alternate tunings, the capabilities of the Hyperbass, applying the slap technique to a fretless bass, use of the EBow and playing with two EBows simultaneously, changing tunings while playing, composing with multiple tunings and playing several instruments simultaneously.