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The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians-you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to pick up and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills.
Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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The fast and easy way to learn bass guitar!
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians — you have more important work to do. Whether you've never held a bass guitar or you're an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an easy-to-follow reference that gets you playing quickly!
The world according to bass — develop the skills you need to play bass in a band
The bass-ics of playing — explore the techniques for turning scales and chords into great music
Making the moves, creating the grooves — discover the joy of creating just the right groove for each musical genre and style
Rock on (and beyond) — join the band on the CD for a journey through playing different musical styles and perfect accompani-ments to songs
"Patrick's teaching method showed me how to connect the bits of technique I'd collected into a playing style."— Adam Clayton, bass player, U2
Bonus CD Includes
Bass tracks of examples in the book for you to reference and play along with
Samples demonstrating groove styles, scales, chords, and techniques
Open the book and find:
More than 150 grooves in many different styles
How to change strings and perform basic maintenance
Exercises to improve your technique
Tips on how to play with other musicians
Warm-ups, same-string strokes, and string crossing
Bass styles from around the world
Instruction on how to compose your own grooves
Advice on which bass guitar is best for you
Patrick Pfeiffer is a professional bassist, composer, clinician, and bass instructor in New York City. He has recorded with George Clinton, Jimmy Norman, Phoebe Snow, and many others. His other published books include Improve Your Groove—The Ultimate Guide for Bass and Daily Grooves for Bass. Pfeiffer is co-founder of Bass Remedies, Inc. (BassRemedies.com).
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