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 Book

Author: Tony Bacon
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781476850979
Release Date: 1995-06-01
Genre: Music

(Book). The Bass Book offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars from Fender's first in the 1950s through the models of the next 40 years that formed the foundation for modern music. The bass guitar is undoubtedly one of the most significant instruments of this century, yet this book is the first to study its history. Features original interviews with bass makers past and present, dozens of unusual, specially commissioned color photos, and a reference section that provides a wealth of information on every major manufacturer.

The Bass Player s Handbook

Author: Greg Mooter
Publisher: Berklee PressPublications
ISBN: 0634023004
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

(Berklee Press). It's your bass take care of it! The Bass Player's Handbook provides bassists with a complete guide to understanding the origin and workings of their instrument. Greg Mooter outlines fundamental concepts of proper fingering, tone production and good practice habits. You will also learn how to care for your bass properly and keep it in top form with essential information on repairs, seasonal adjustments, and customizing for your own body, style and sound. Includes warm-up and full body stretching exercises and strategies to give you a lifetime of healthy bass playing. "This timely and precious 'bible' has important information you won't find anywhere else." Carole Kaye

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.

The Working Bassist s Tool Kit

Author: Ed Friedland
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879306157
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Music

(Book). This book by Bass Player contributing editor and columnist Ed Friedland teaches electric or acoustic bassists of any style the musical skills essential in the working world, survival tips for tackling any gig, and techniques for achieving a competitive edge. It helps new working bassists hit the ground running, and pro players grow stronger. Topics include time and groove, chord charts, ear training, doubling, thumb technique, keeping time, faking tunes and many more, plus ways to assess a gig and deliver the goods. Includes lots of musical examples and exercises, both in the book and on the play-along CD.

The Bass Handbook

Author: Adrian Ashton
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879308729
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

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 reference guide, this book provides an unrivalled digest of bass information that might otherwise take an entire career to amass. It begins with a 'Basics' section that assumes nothing about your ability. 'Scales and Chords' shows you how to add other notes to your bass lines and includes exercises to extend musical knowledge and train your ear. It develops your understanding of the links between chords and scales, helping you to play from a chord chart or to improvise when required. Most of the ideas and techniques can be achieved without reading music at all, although the information is there for those who can. The 'Reading music' section develops an intuitive approach using pattern recognition rather than the usual mechanical (counting) method, and introduces a skill that may eventually become important to your professional career. Advanced techniques includes harmonics and fretless bass.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

Author: David Hodge
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592573118
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar will show you exactly how to master the fundamentals of bass and develop your own playing style. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: detailed advice on everything you need to learn to play bass, from choosing the right equipment to playing and improvising on your own; the low-down on scales, chords, arpeggios, and more; clear explanations that will have you reading tablature and music notation in no time; tips on getting the most out of your practice sessions." - back cover.

101 Bass Tips

Author: Gary Willis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781476858531
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Music

(Bass Instruction). Ready to take your playing to the next level? Renowned bassist Gary Willis presents valuable how-to insight that bassists of all styles and levels can benefit from. The text, photos, music, diagrams and accompanying audio provide a terrific, easy-to-use resource for a variety of topics, including: techniques, improvising and soloing, equipment, practicing, ear training, performance, theory, and much more.

Theory for the Contemporary Bassist

Author: Tracy Walton
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN: 0739062891
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Music

Finally, the essential theory training today's bass player needs from one of the world's leading contemporary music schools. This easy-to-use, step-by-step method will prepare you to play bass in any musical style. Beginning with a review of the fretboard and reading standard notation in the bass clef, lessons progress in a logical order through scales, intervals, chords, and progressions including tritone substitutions, secondary chords and modulations. Test your knowledge with 25 worksheets and check your work against the answer keys. Theory of the Contemporary Bassistis the ultimate, must-own resource for the advancing bassist.

Bass Aerobics

Author: Jon Liebman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480351820
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Music

(Bass Builders). Perfect for beginning to advanced players, this book with audio by world-renowned bassist and educator Jon Liebman provides a 52-week, one-exercise-per-week workout program for developing, improving and maintaining bass guitar technique. Liebman teaches: chromatics; scales & arpeggios; string-crossing and advanced patterns; slapping & popping; and more -- all in styles ranging from rock, funk and R&B to jazz, disco, reggae and more. Bassists using "Bass Aerobics" will benefit from increased speed, improved dexterity, better accuracy and heightened coordination -- not to mention an awesome new groove vocabulary! The accompanying audio contains all 52 workout grooves for both demonstration and play-along.

The Bass Player Book

Author: Karl Coryat
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781617131509
Release Date: 1999-05-01
Genre: Music

(Book). This is the right-hand man for players who live and breathe bass, or for beginners who want an all-in-one guide to the instrument that "shakes the low end" of rock, pop, jazz and more. This handbook details the ins and outs of buying basses and equipment; provides set-up and electronics tips; and explores unique characteristics of landmark bass models. Chapters on technique cover bass basics, theory, fretless playing, acoustic bass, the essentials of various music styles, recording, gigging, and more. Seminal interviews with great bassists include Jeff Berlin, Stanley Clarke, John Pattitucci, Bill Wyman, and many others.