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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Playing Bass Guitar

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    Every musician knows that the bass guitar provides the underlying heart and soul of a band. The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar provides a complete instruction program for beginners and helps walk even experienced guitarists throug......more

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Every musician knows that the bass guitar provides the underlying heart and soul of a band. The Complete Idiot?s 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

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 Idiot?s 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.

Author:
Hodge, David
Series Title:
Complete Idiot's Guide to
Genre:
MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Guitar
Audience:
General/trade
Pages:
308
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publish Date:
09/30/2006
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9781592573110
Height:
11.0 in
Wdth:
8.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
1.55 lb
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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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