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.

Bass Fretboard Basics

Author:
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781476857848
Release Date: 1998-06-01
Genre: Music

(Musicians Institute Press). All you need to know about the bass fretboard, including: scales, intervals, triads, modal patterns, and fundamentals; keys, fingerings, position playing; arpeggios, turnarounds, walking bass lines; horizontal and vertical playing; and more! For all styles of playing!

Bass Fretboard Workbook

Author: Chad Johnson
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 9781480335172
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Music

(Bass Instruction). Do you play the bass guitar, but find parts of the fretboard to be uncharted territory? This book will teach you how to conquer your fretboard's rough terrain, and no music reading is required! Basic music theory helps improve your playing and ability to interact with other musicians. Take your playing to new levels with this systematic, comprehensive method! Covers: interval basics and shapes; major, minor & pentatonic scale patterns; triads and 7th chords; common chord qualities; and more, plus 29 helpful quizzes to ensure your comprehension.

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.

Bass Fitness An Exercising Handbook Music Instruction

Author: Josquin des Pres
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781476857244
Release Date: 1991-05-01
Genre: Music

(Guitar School). The purpose of this book is to provide the aspiring bass player with a wide variety of finger exercises for developing the techniques necessary to succeed in today's music scene. It can also play an important role in a bass player's daily practicing program. The 200 exercises are designed to help increase your speed, improve your dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence. Recommended by world-acclaimed bass players, music schools and music magazines, this is the ultimate bass handbook. The added use of photos makes the lessons complete!

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

Serious Electric Bass

Author: Joel Di Bartolo
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457460963
Release Date: 1997-02-13
Genre: Music

Bass basics, major scales and modes, harmonic and melodic minor scales and modes, arpeggio patterns and symmetric scales (whole tone and diminished). Serious Electric Bass is a definitive, comprehensive, user-friendly guide for electric bassists of all levels.

Intergalactic Bass

Author: Carlo Mombelli
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 1476868891
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Music

(Bass Instruction). This book is based on the scale types that are necessary to master and understand the chord/scale relationships found in many styles of music. By keeping things simple and uncluttered, each page consists of only one scale type, illustrated on a bass guitar neck with the correct fingering a vital part of organizing the hands. The more organized the hands, the easier it is to play. The arpeggio shape is super-imposed over the corresponding scale in order to create an understanding of the chord/scale relationship. This is better explained with diagrams and not notation. However, because it is a good idea to associate finger positions with their notational equivalents, notation is also included. A simple but comprehensive jazz theory section is also included. This will help the student gain a deeper understanding of harmony and further insight into how to apply the scales found in this book.

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.

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.

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 Music Lesson

Author: Victor L. Wooten
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637695
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Music

From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.