This book provides the bassist with an "escape" from being locked in 1st position on the bass neck and improves left hand technique. Helps bassists familiarize themselves with notes and patterns throughout the entire range of the instrument, exploring modes and scales in all 12 keys. Each scale group is presented in a "circle of fifths" format, starting with the scale or mode with no accidentals. Written in notation and tablature. Numbers are written below the tablature to suggest alternate fingerings; use of all the fingerings will enhance your ability to shift positions throughout the neck.
Essential Techniques, Concepts, and Applications for Metal Bassists
As the original bassist for the seminal death metal band Cannibal Corpse, author Alex Webster offers invaluable insight into the realm of metal bass guitar. This exclusive book/CD pack provides detailed, hands-on training, featuring vital bass guitar techniques and concepts. Extreme Metal Bass further demonstrates how these techniques can be applied in real-life situations within the context of a song. No matter what brand of metal you subscribe to – from classic metal to modern metal and beyond – Extreme Metal Bass will supply the bass skills you crave. Extreme Metal Bass also includes an enhanced audio CD with demonstration and play-along tracks of all the examples in the book, plus play-along MIDI drum files for optimum practicing.
The most widely-used introductory bass method available! Both Volumes I and II present a standard notation approach to reading solo and arpeggio studies for four string bass. Included in Volume I are the rudiments of playing, plus handy charts of arpeggios featuring major, minor, augmented, diminished, and seventh chords, plus upper harmonic extensions. Applicable to any style of music, this method has gained acceptance as the foundational text for electric bass study world-wide. The companion CD for both volumes 1 and 2 is included. Also available without CD (ISBN9780871667854).
An excellent and thorough bass method designed to provide a musical foundation and expertise technique and theory in the jazz and rock idioms, ear training, transposition, modulation, syncopation, duets, progressions, substitutions, and much more are covered in this extensive volume. Notation only.
Encyclopedia of Bass Chords, Arpeggios and Scales - by Al Hendrickson and Art Orzeck
This is a very valuable study and reference book for the bass player. Four different scale and chordal arpeggio forms are shown for each major, minor, and dominant seventh chord. In each key the basic I-IV-V7 chord progression is shown in four different locations on the bass fingerboard. Also included are whole tone and chromatic scales. Finally, numerous movable chordal arpeggio forms are presented on 12 types of chords.
This comprehensive method includes every conceivable aspect of jazz bass performance. Written in standard notation with chord diagrams.
Funk music is challenging with regard to technique and note selection This text covers these important areas, in addition to sections on articulation, fingerstyle funk, slap style funk, listings of important scales and modes, playing with a drummer, moving between chords, plus a special section on soloing and variations on bass lines. This method allows you to capture the essence of funk music. In notation and tablature. CD included in stereo play-along format.
A master catalog of major, minor, pentatonic, and blues scales in the keys of C, D, E, F, G, A and B. In addition, the Mixolydian, Dorian, Phrygian, and Locrian modes are presented in each key. A fingerboard diagram appears at the top of each page. The scale or mode is shown in numerous positions on the fingerboard, and a riff is shown in notation and tablature utilizing each scale or mode. This comprehensive text also includes charts showing the history of scales and modes, formulas, practice tips, key charts, circle of fifths, and much more.
A very thorough study of blues bass lines covering many different blues styles from Texas swing to jazz and rock blues. Along with specific instruction and analysis, plenty of sample blues bass lines are included. Great for beginners to advanced players, this book will teach you everything you need to know to play the blues. In notation and tablature. This package includes a play-along stereo CD demonstrating most of the exercises in the book. Most of the exercises are recorded with bass and drums only, with the last few lessons adding electric guitar.
The five-string bass is growing rapidly in popularity due to its expanded tonal range plus the added versatility and creativity it offers. Mike Hiland is an accomplished bassist and writer. Building on the player's knowledge of four-string bass, this easy-to-understand, nuts-and-bolts method in notation and tablature gives the player the tools to tackle the extra low end (low B string). It presents what the bass student both wants and needs to know including finger exercises, scales, arpeggios, slapping, and tricks to help you around the 5-string! A companion CD is included which demonstrates each of the scales and exercises at full tempo with a drum machine.
This QWIKGUIDE book provides a comprehensive electric bass chord reference in a convenient 5 1/2"x 8" format. Chords are shown in chord grids as well as in standard notation, while individual root notes are shown in fretboard diagrams. The book concludes with a set of harmonized major and minor scales followed by a page of assorted blues progressions. This compact book will take you a long way towards unlocking the harmonic mysteries of the bass fretboard.
J.S. Bach for Bass will open up a whole new world of phrasing for the aspiring bassist. Selections include: Prelude #1 in C Major; Suite #1 in G Major; Suite #2 in D Minor; Suite #3 in C Major; Partita #1 in B Minor; Partita #2 in D; Partita #3 in E Major; Sonata #1 in G Minor; and Sonata #3 in C Major. This book is written in notation and tablature.
Learning to play bass guitar is now easier than ever before!
Each book in this fantastic series contains practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance.
This book is designed to take a special approach to beginning younger bass players in a way that makes it interesting and fun for them to learn.
The Electric Bass for the Young Beginner takes the young student through all of the essential steps of learning how to play bass in a fun and exciting method. From learning all of the different parts of the bass guitar, to tuning it, right up to learning all of the notes on fingerboard, this book will get them off to a great start. Audio CD of examples included.
• Bass method designed for the smaller hands of a child
• Gets children started on the bass guitar in a fun and colorful way
• Covers all of the beginning essentials from the parts of the instrument all the way up to playing and learning the notes on the fingerboard.
This Berklee Workshop is for bassists beyond beginning methods who now seek comprehensive knowledge of all basic and extended chords. Features exercises for developing technique and melodic sense in and out of the upper register, to help bassists play faster, higher and more melodically in styles from country to rock and rhythm to lead.
Note-for-note transcriptions with tab of Jaco's brilliant bass work on 16 songs: Amerika • Birdland • Blackbird • The Chicken • Chromatic Fantasy • Come On, Come Over • Continuum • Donna Lee • Invitation • Liberty City • Opus Pocus • Portrait of Tracy • River People • Soul Intro • Teen Town • Word of Mouth.
Bunny Brunel has played with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Larry Coryell, Wayne Shorter, Al Dimeola, Al Jarreau, and many other jazz and fusion greats. Bunny has compiled over 250 pages of "nuts and bolts" basics needed to play contemporary bass. Applicable to either 4- or 5-string bass, this comprehensive text covers position playing, utilizing scales and modes, chords and harmony, creating bass lines, improvising, fingering, and much more! In notation only with fretboard diagrams.
Books 1, 2 and 3 Bound Together in One Easy-to-Use Volume!
The critically acclaimed Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method – Second Edition in a handy composite edition! Contains 3 books and 3 CDs for Levels 1, 2 and 3. Also available without CDs (ISBN: 9780793563821).
Books 1,2 and 3 with CD also available separately. Order numbers on request.
If you are a guitarist and your band needs you to play bass, or you just want to become a more diverse, in-demand musician, then this book is for you. Applying what you know about the guitar to the bass, you’ll quickly master fundamentals including outlining chords, important progressions, and the bassist’s safety net: the root and 5th. By the time you’re done with this book, you’ll understand the role of the bass player in the band and how to lock in with the drummer, be able to slap & pop, and read music in bass clef and TAB. Examples from the book are performed on the CD for listening and playing along.
Basix Bass Method supplies you with everything you need to get started! It includes tips on buying and maintaining your instrument, teaches how to read TAB and standard music notation and includes instruction in a wide range of popular styles including rock, blues, country, jazz and more! There are essential licks and bass lines from different eras. The CD includes accompaniments for songs and exercises.
Alfred’s Basic Bass Scales & Modes is a fast and fun way to learn how to use scales and modes, and will provide a strong
foundation for your bass playing. Learning scales and modes and being able to identify their sounds will give you a better command of the fretboard. This approach to learning and organizing melodic material will greatly enhance your bass prowess. This book features which chords are best to use with each scale and mode, associated musical styles, interval patterns, standard music notation, neck position diagrams, tab and much more!
Alfred’s Basic Bass Method is the newest addition to the Alfred’s Basic family of methods, featuring clear, well-paced instruction covering popular styles like rock, blues, country, and jazz. Lots of photos and diagrams make learning easy, and the DVD includes iPod-compatible video that is perfect for the visual learner.
Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred’s Basic Bass Method - the first and best choice for today’s beginning guitar students. Book 1 features all the necessities including how to hold your bass, tuning your bass, right-hand and left-hand technique, basics of reading music, notes on all four strings, scales, licks, and songs, how to read TAB, playing slides and accents, and photos and diagrams.
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Hal Leonard Bass Method Stylistic Supplement
The Hal Leonard Blues Bass Method is your complete guide to learning blues bass. This book and CD package uses classic blues songs and standards to teach you how to lay down your own solid blues bass lines. Learn to play by studying the songs of famous bluesmen such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan (Tommy Lee Shannon), Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, The Allman Brothers, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Louis Jordan, and many more. Learn actual riffs from blues classics including: Born Under a Bad Sign • Hideaway • Hoochie Coochie Man • Killing Floor • Pride and Joy • Sweet Home Chicago • The Thrill Is Gone • and more.
A Beginner's Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction for Bass Guitar
Bass for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play bass guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs such as “Crazy Train,” “Every Breath You Take,” “A Hard Day's Night” and “Wild Thing” keep kids motivated, and the clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method can be used in combination with a bass teacher or parent, even if they've never had any musical training themselves. Lesson topics include selecting a bass, holding the bass, hand position, reading music notation and counting, and more.
The most widely used beginning bass method available! Presents note reading, solo playing, and chord arpeggio studies. Included are handy charts of arpeggios featuring major, minor, augmented, diminished, seventh chords, and even upper harmonic extensions. Applicable to any style of music, this method has gained acceptance as the foundational text for electric bass study.
Everything you need to know about playing the bass, including music notation, tablature, riffs, licks, and scales, syncopation, and rock and blues styles. Method Book 1 includes 75 songs and examples.
This power-packed electric bass method begins with a brief review of important concepts and guides the student towards
high-level bass playing. The perfect launching pad into a lifetime of great bass playing.
Beginning Electric Bass
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Intermediate Electric Bass
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Mastering Electric Bass
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The modern electric bass guitar patterns presented here are designed to teach the student guitarist and bassist the basics of playing effective "walking bass line" accompaniment for instrumentalists and vocalists. This is a no-nonsense book that gets quickly to the heart of the matter. It would best be appreciated by the intermediate to advanced student already familiar with the fundamentals of electric bass guitar technique. Written in notation and tablature, Walking Bass provides a thorough grounding in chord theory as applied to the electric bass. The accompanying CD recording is very helpful in grasping the aural concepts presented in the book.
Gleaned from years of teaching, performance, and listening experience -bass players at all levels will benefit from studying the numerous exercises, grooves, and musical examples offered in this book. Whether you are into funk, R&B, fusion, jazz, rock, punk, reggae, alternative music, or any other style; the slap technique will find a niche in your bass playing vocabulary. Chapter headings include: Technique, Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs, Ghost Notes, Left Hand Slap, Open Strings, Double Slap, Double Stops, Double Pops, Other Licks and Tricks, and Advanced Grooves & Solos Using All Techniques. Written in notation and tablature. Now includes DVD!
This book provides guidance for the bassist as well as the percussionist and rhythm guitarist on creating individual reggae grooves. The numerous challenging 2 and 4-measure rhythm patterns make a great rhythm reading workout, and the advice the author provides on equipment selection and rhythmic styles will be appreciated by the whole band. The attached CD features a full rhythm section both with and without the bass part, so you can jam as part of the group. Written in both standard notation and tablature.
This book was written for bassists who wish to learn to read music as well as for those who wish to sharpen their music reading skills. The studies in the book progress from beginning to professional levels and represent an variety of styles that modern bassists are likely to encounter in real-world musical situations.
Book 2 continues to build strong technique, ear skills, and musicality with obtainable goals relative to those accomplished in Book 1. A large number of shifting and position studies are presented to help players learn to navigate the fingerboard. For upright bassists, there are bowing exercises and variations as well as an explanation of bow articulations. In addition, you will find a further explanation of theory, which includes: triads, inversions, basic, diatonic harmony, minor scales, modes and simple chord progression analysis. You will also find discussions of musical expression markings, such as dynamics, and various articulations. A thorough knowledge of all of these musical elements contributes to your instrumental mastery.
Mastering the Bass is a thorough method for both electric and upright bass designed to guide bassists to mastery. It begins with building strong time and rhythmic skills, a firm foundation upon which all bass playing must be rooted. Following this, students learn a wide range of grooves and practice reading all styles of music: Blues, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Fusion (including odd meters), Jazz, Latin, Baroque, Classical and more. Ear training incorporated into the method improves the students' listening skills, teaching students to hear chord progressions, melodies and rhythms. Theory lessons help students understand how the bass functions in music. Students also study improvisation of both bass parts and solos on chord changes, articulation (finger and bowing technique), performance goals, visualization, and more.
Includes 96 songs and examples in rock, blues, R&B, funk and other styles; riffs, slap and pop; fifth position, scales and keys; and more!