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    Edward Flower is a bassist, guitarist, composer, arranger, and author. He has served on the faculties of Ithaca College, Bennington College, University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, and Boston University. He has recorded extensively for numerous music labels. Ed served as revision author with Fred Noad for The Complete Idiots Guide to Playing Guitar, Third Edition.
    Nellie W. Fink is a nationally known musician, performer, and instructor specializing in fretted instruments, woodwinds, and voice. She is known for her down-to-earth, no- nonsense teaching approach for students of all levels.
    Every musician knows that the bass guitar provides the underlying heart and soul of a band.The Complete Idiots Guide to Playing Bass Guitar provides a complete instruction program for beginners and helps walk even experienced guitarists through the most confusing concepts. The book covers the basics of the bass clef; how to play chords and arpeggios; advanced techniques like dead notes, slapping, and popping; locking with your drummer; and techniques for developing speed and agility.

    Provides valuable information and advice on choosing, purchasing, and playing a bass guitar
    Audio CD provides examples and practice music for a wide range of bass guitar styles including blues, rhythm and blues, country, hip hop, rock, swing, jazz, Latin, reggae, ska, funk, fusion, and more


    ISBN 9781592573110
    Genre MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Guitar
    Pages 308
    Publisher Date 2006-09-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alpha Books
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 11.0 in
    Wdth 8.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.55 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Complete Idiot's Guide to
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hodge, David
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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    • Nicelly done. Definitely worth a look

      Learning to play any instrument takes time. The author (David Hodge) knows this and starts with the the premise, you don't know ANYTHING about the instrument, and the possibility you haven't even bought your gear yet. He helps in those areas and then eases you into reading music (notes and tablature). He has a nice presentation of timing, chords, scales and key signatures. I'm only 1/3 into the guide and am looking forward to future subjects as outlined in the table of contents: Walking Bass Lines, Chord Progressions and different right and left hand techniques. The text ends with the bass application to different music styles: Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Country, R&B, Jazz and World Music. Hodge's guide is complete with a CD containing 74 audio illustrations of written concepts and "bass-free" music to which you play along with your bass guitar. Only 4/5 stars because this is the only guide I've purchased on the subject and I have nothing to compare it to. However, I'm very pleased with the purchase.

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