Music Theory for the Bass Player

Author: Ariane Cap
Publisher: Capcat Music Publishing
ISBN: 0996727604
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Bass guitar

A comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well grounded groover, informed band mate and all around more creative musician.An approach that uses intervals as the basic building blocks to explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony, this book looks at the workings of music in a bass-centered way. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, these 200 pages of need-to-know information are peppered with mind bending quizzes, sure-to-remember mnemonics, as well as innovative and effective learning approaches. Detailed and extensive photo demonstrations provide tools for optimizing posture and fingering practices for best tone, timing and building chops. The source book for the enthusiastic bassist.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Author: James Jamerson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0881888826
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!

The Bass Handbook

Author: Adrian Ashton
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781476853017
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Music

(Book). This indispensable handbook helps players of all levels produce better, more creative, and more varied bass lines. Divided into two sections Playing Your Bass and Knowing Your Bass it covers everything from tuning, reading music, scales and chords, and advanced techniques to tips on buying and upgrading a budget bass and troubleshooting. Along with a list of suggested listening and a reference guide, this book provides an unrivaled digest of bass information that might otherwise take an entire career to amass.

Bassist s Guide to Scales Over Chords

Author: Chad Johnson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495073021
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Music

(Bass Instruction). Scales are no stranger to the bass player. We practice them up and down, in different sequences, and in different keys to improve our chops. But how many people really know how to apply them in a musical way? With Bassist's Guide to Scales Over Chords , you'll learn how these two topics are intertwined in a logical and fundamental manner. This key concept is paramount in learning how to create and improvise functional and memorable bass lines or solos reliably time and again. If you're stuck in a root-note rut or find yourself always coming back to the same old tired patterns, this book is for you. It includes 136 audio tracks and 17 extended backing tracks for download or streaming online.

Steve Bailey s Fretless Bass

Author: Steve Bailey
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739040790
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: Music

Consummate musician and bassist Steve Bailey presents one of the most comprehensive fretless bass technique methods available. Having performed and recorded with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Kitaro, Victor Wooten and Metallica, Steve is a true master of the fretless bass. This book will help you successfully make the transition from fretted to fretless bass. The exercises within have both studio and live-playing applications and cover such topics as intonation, sliding, string blending, and fretless effects. Develop your ear and left-hand technique using the methodically written examples, which cover intervals as well as triads; then put it all to use in the songs and etudes provided. This book will help any bassist develop the necessary technique to master this difficult but beautifully melodic instrument.

Essential Music Theory for Electric Bass

Author: Robert Garner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 0786677368
Release Date: 2007-12
Genre: Music

This book is designed to help guide a beginning music theory dialogue between instructor and student in private one-on-one lessons. Six areas of beginning music theory are covered. The major scale, the natural minor scale, intervals, triads, seventh chords and harmonized major and minor scales. Fingerings, intervallic structures and note names are also diagrammed in each chapter. It is highly recommended that this book is used in the course of study with a professional bass instructor, though many players have found the book to be useful in self-study. A good bass teacher will help explain and demonstrate theory concepts in a live setting and also shed additional light in terms of alternate fingerings, ear training and gaining full technical mastery of theory concepts across the entire fingerboard

Music Theory for Bassists

Author: Sean Malone
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 0634057154
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

(Bass Method). Bass players of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book and CD package. Acclaimed bassist and music theory professor Sean Malone will take you on a journey through the fascinating realm of the written language of music, using easy-to-understand terms and concepts, music examples, diagrams, and much more. The accompanying audio CD provides 96 tracks of examples, demonstrations, and play-alongs.

Getting Around the Bass

Author: Josh Needleman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615909035
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre:

A practical 155 page bass centric guide to tone production, note location, and fretboard memorization, as they apply to bass music theory, triads, scales, modes, intervals, blues in all keys, jazz walking basslines, jamming, bassline construction, and bass soling.

Bass Hanon

Author: Scott Barnard
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 9781480358621
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Music

(Bass Instruction). If you want to work on your bass guitar chops, this is the book for you! These 75 exercises will help you build your endurance and flexibility, challenging you in fun, interesting and methodical ways. Topics include: left-hand finger patterns; pull-offs and hammer-ons; string crossing; harmonic technique; arpeggios; scales; blues sequences; chords on the bass; articulations; rhythms; harmonics; and more.

Bass Scales Wall Chart

Author: Corey Christiansen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0786667168
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Music

Presents the most commonly used scales and modes with fretboard diagrams for four-string bass. A beautiful photo of a four-string electric bass is labeled with string numbers, open string names, and the fret location of all the natural notes on the fretboard. A must-have for every bassist's studio, practice room, or bedroom wall. Note: The sample for this product is an image of the entire chart. It may take a while to load.