In Foundation Exercises For Bass
by Chuck Sher
, you are provided with a complete overview of all the essential tenets of music that will allow you to play music with others. This book can also apply to acoustic or electric Bass, whichever you prefer.
By getting you to enjoy learning and practising, Foundation Exercises For Bass is a tutorial book like no other. Right from the beginning, you'll be playing great music, as all the theoretical concepts included are exhibited by practical examples. The book is also great whether you're an absolute beginner or an amateur bassist stuck in the rut of not being able to progress. The 33 lessons cover a broad spectrum of abilities, from elementary to intermediate so you can quickly and easily find the level of ability that matches yours.
Foundation Exercises For Bass will help you to learn where the notes are and how to make them sound like the music you love straight away. Then you can progress to musical bars, musical rhythms, reading musical notation, basic scales and correct hand positions. Not only these, but ear training, an essential skill for musicians, is introduced, as well as progressively advancing rhythm, chord progressions, arpeggios and scale lessons and exercises.
If you're an amateur musician then this book will help you go from knowing some vague aspects of playing the Bass to being well on your way to becoming a master of the instrument. It's also a fantastic book for teachers, as the lesson plans are all ready-made! Many have commented on the fantastic contribution that Chuck Sher has made to Bass-playing in general. His books not only expound upon technical details of playing the bass, but they also delve into the more human and emotional aspects of music-making.
If you are a Bass player, this book will prove invaluable reading for those who want to become a serious and polished musician. Each lesson is indispensable and the exercises will help you advance your playing immeasurably in no time at all.