Basic Bass Workout

Books | Bass Guitar

Publisher: Music Sales
Author: Stuart Clayton
Series: Basic
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
The Bass is fundamental to all forms of music, and being a versatile and accomplished player has never been so important. This pocket-sized guide to the Bass, written by Stuart Clayton, provides you with everything you need to develop a comprehensive knowledge of your instrument and the music you play on it.

Starting with the basics of tning up and finding your way around the fretboard, the book then presents a series of tutorials covering:

  • All aspects Notation and Tablature
  • How to form an effective practice schedule
  • The basics of major/minor diatonic harmony
  • Left hand accuracy and exercises
  • Phrasing techniques including slurs, trills, bending and vibrato
  • Playing fingerstyle, muting and the travelling thumb
  • Slap Bass - how it works and when to use it
  • Playing with a pick
  • How to arrange and transcribe

You will even find a section covering the bass itself, how to buy an instrument and what to look for in your own price range. Soon you will find yourself accomplished and confident in a large variety of musical situations.
ISBN: 9781844920358
Published on: 06 January 2005
No of pages: 120
Language: English
Catalogue No: SMT1276

          Musicroom Reviews

          This concise, pocket size treasure is not just a basic workout - it focuses on all important aspects, giving sound advice that bassists can really use! Most importantly it approaches everything in an enthusiastic and motivating way without being patronizing or confusing.
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