All About Bass

All About Bass

A Fun and Simple Guide to Playing Bass

Paperback - 2006
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(Bass Instruction). Have you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to play the bass guitar? If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your bass playing quest, then this is it: All About Bass is for you. Whether it's learning to read music, playing by ear, improvising, or all of the above, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start playing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus, learn interesting tid-bits on bass makes & models, care and maintenance, other fretted instruments, and other fun stuff about the bass. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: * An introduction to bass * Step-by-step music reading instruction * How to play by ear and improvise * Background on various styles of music, including dozens of favorite songs * Performing tips * Online audio tracks for over 90 tracks for demo and play-along. Over 40 popular songs, including: All Shook Up * Another One Bites the Dust * Born Under a Bad Sign * Brick House * Come Together * Get up (I Feel like Being) a Sex Machine * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * I Got You (I Feel Good) * In the Midnight Hour * Message in a Bottle * Paperback Writer * Pride and Joy * Sweet Emotion * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Corp, c2006.
ISBN: 9781423408178
1423408179
Branch Call Number: 787.87193
787.87193
Characteristics: xii, 195 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

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Jan 13, 2010

When first learning Bass, found other books were too simplistic. This book covers the basics without treating you like an idiot, and covers the material to enough depth to make it seem like you actually learned something. Plenty of interesting licks throughout, giving you a taste of many styles. Gives you the confidence to keep on with the instrument!

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