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101 Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use

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(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 64-track CD 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.
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Overview

(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 64-track CD 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780634017476
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Instrument Instruction: Bass Guitar Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 960,648
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 11.96 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1 String Boiling Recipe 4
2 Eye Contact 4
3 Take the 5th (For Improv) 5
4 So Many Melodies 6
5 Speakers Up 6
6 Drum Machine Don'ts 7
7 The One-Chorus Solo 7
8 Set Up On the Hi-Hat Side 8
9 Imaginary Fingering 8
10 Got Phase? 8
11 Live Monitor Mix 9
12 Tool Kit List 9
13 Mental Games 10
14 Bend New Strings 10
15 Re-use Fretless Strings 11
16 Rubbing Alcohol 11
17 String-to-String Balance 12
18 Adjust Your Intonation 13
19 Location, Location 16
20 Go Low 16
21 Fretless Reading 17
22 Nut Height 17
23 String Trimming 18
24 Parametric Parameters 19
25 Bass Reverb EQ 20
26 Bass Tracking 20
27 Cable Discipline 21
28 Tweeter Adjustment 22
29 The Sound of Wood 22
30 Compress for Finesse 22
31 Dynamics vs. Even 23
32 Mirror, Mirror 23
33 Make Your Own Strap 24
34 2-5=5 26
35 7sus Chords 27
36 Gain Structure 29
37 String Height/Neck Relief 30
38 Adjusting the Truss Rod 31
39 Adjusting String Height 32
40 Fretless Practice 33
41 Fretless Pivot 34
42 A Fretless Don't 35
43 The Loc Tite Solution 35
44 No TV! 36
45 Steel Wool Trick 36
46 Two-Finger Test 37
47 Left-Hand Accuracy 38
48 Minimum Pressure 39
49 Pickup Balance 40
50 Shim the Neck 41
51 Warm Up Under Control 42
52 Bass Balance 42
53 No Thumb 43
54 Solo Shape 43
55 Drums Stop... Bad 44
56 Regional Neck Isolation 44
57 Pull-Offs 45
58 Memorization 46
59 Machine Chops 47
60 Interval Learning 48
61 Bass Solo Symptoms 48
62 Bigger Is Better 49
63 Natural Harmonics 49
64 False Harmonics 50
65 Imaginary 24th Fret 50
66 False Harmonic Trick 51
67 Left-Hand Muting 51
68 "Jumping Bass" Syndrome 51
69 Light Gauge Strings 52
70 Cable Infomercial 52
71 Working Out 52
72 Muscle Memory 53
73 One String at a Time 53
74 Another Fretless Don't 53
75 Ear Improv 54
76 Avoid the Salute 56
77 The Benefits of Playing Soft 57
78 Dampening System 59
79 The Palm Mute 60
80 The Barre Joint 61
81 Pinky Flex 63
82 Right-Hand Note Dampening 64
83 Record Your Practicing 65
84 The Extra Mile 65
85 Look at the Neck 65
86 Look at Your Right Hand 66
87 Ear Training Exercise 66
88 PC Board Spacers 67
89 Chord Tones Thru Changes 68
90 Studio Tracking Setup 69
91 Secondary Dominants 69
92 Static Harmony Fix 70
93 The Tritone Sub 72
94 Chord Tone Proximity 72
95 Boomy Room Fix 73
96 The 2x4 Solution 73
97 Passive Quirk 74
98 False Harmonic Technique 74
99 Diminished Chord Improv 75
100 Classical Posture 76
101 Appendage Time 76
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