BOOKS & TRANSCRIPTIONS
Tapping Grooves Vol.1
"Josh is a wonder! Using a mastery of the tapping technique, he creates beautiful and fulfilling solo bass music. His new book, "Tapping Grooves: Vol. 1" invites you into this world by providing clever, well-formulated etudes that are as fun to play as they are educational. You'll enjoy working on them so much, you won't notice how much you're learning!"
- Michael Manring, grammy award winning bassist, educator
“Josh’s “Tapping grooves: VOL.1” is an excellent resource for bassists hoping to expand their use of tapping techniques in a musical, song driven way. After a comprehensive intro of explanations and coordination exercises, you will jump right in to 27 songs in different musical styles, all using tapping to create rhythms and melodies and harmonies. An entertaining way to learn!”
- Stu Hamm, world renowned bassist, educator, author
“Josh Cohen is one of the greatest solo bass players on the planet and this book delivers excellent insight into how he approaches polyphonic two hand tapping. Not only are these examples fantastic for an aspiring solo bassist, they also work extremely well when playing with a full band.”
- Rob Smith, bassist, educator, author
This is THE book for aspiring bassists! Every time I see and hear Josh play, I can’t help but feel a little awestruck – so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. In Tapping Grooves: Vol 1, Josh’s open discussion of technique and approach to practice provides a real insight into the mind of an exceptional bassist and musician.
- Zander Zon, solo bassist, YouTube celebrity
Josh Cohen’s Tapping Grooves VOL. 1 superbly combines technical/practical advice with beautiful music. Whether one is starting or advancing on their tapping journey, the step by step approach from setup tips to foundational exercises and technique drills pays dividends! Then, the reader gets rewarded with several beautiful and inspiring pieces of music in a variety of styles. I am a huge fan of Josh's as a bassist and tapping soloist! And now I am a fan of him as a teacher as well - this educational book hits the mark! Highly recommend and looking forward to Volume 2!
- Ariane Cap, bassist, author, educator, blogger