Hal Leonard Bass Method
(Bass Method). The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world. Book 2 teaches the box shape, moveable boxes, notes in fifth position, major and minor scales, the classic blues line, the shuffle rhythm, tablature, and more! This e-book also includes 51 full-band tracks for demonstration or play along.
Percussive Slap Bass
This method book explains how percussive slap bass works with the drums, and how playing percussively will make you lock tighter with the drummer. Included are sections on building a percussive groove, pop control, moving patterns, individual string control, slap without pops, slapping with tensions, double pops, slapping with dyads, triplets, Flamenco thumb technique, odd meters, applied grooves, and a special section for a rhythm section workout. Notation and tablature are clearly explained with instructions on left hand muting and many slapping tips. This method will make your grooves sound fuller, making your playing mode more valuable to your rhythm section.
Bass Fitness An Exercising Handbook Music Instruction
(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!
Delta Blues Guitar
The Mississippi Delta of the 1920s-1940s was a treasure chest of powerful blues performances. These lessons detail tunes by Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt. This book features notation, tablature, and three compact discs of phrase-by-phrase audio instruction for the intermediate guitarist.
(Book). This invaluable guide and accompanying CD give bass players both the musical background and training needed to get on with their grooving. With lessons guided by a metronome and presented in various musical styles and rhythmic applications, bassists increase their ability to internalize rhythm. The book also breaks down classic styles and grooves from rock, blues, R&B, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and other traditions. Each example includes a notated version of the drum part and details how to program it into a drum machine.