The Advancing Bassist's Handbook: A Guide to Practicing and Playing the Bass

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“How I wish I could have read this book years ago! It would have saved many hours of practicing which often have had disappointing results for the time invested.”

—Phyllis Young, Playing the String Game and The String Play

The Advancing Bassists Handbook is a concise but thorough treatise on virtually every aspect of practicing and learning to play the bass. This book is primarily designed for intermediate bassists, which usually means ages 14 to 20, but which could be any age ...

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Overview

“How I wish I could have read this book years ago! It would have saved many hours of practicing which often have had disappointing results for the time invested.”

—Phyllis Young, Playing the String Game and The String Play

The Advancing Bassists Handbook is a concise but thorough treatise on virtually every aspect of practicing and learning to play the bass. This book is primarily designed for intermediate bassists, which usually means ages 14 to 20, but which could be any age from 6 to 80. The purpose of this book is to provide you with much of the basic information that you need in order to become good at practicing the bass. This is the book for you if:

  • You want to learn how to improve rapidly as a bassist.
  • You don’t feel that you know how to practice.
  • You want to get a faster rate of advancement out of your available practice time.
Table of Contents:

Part I — Introduction

Chapter 1 –Why You Need This Book

Chapter 2 – The Psychology of Practicing

Chapter 3 – Organizing Your Practice Time

Part II — The Content of Practicing

Chapter 4 – Helpful Practice Tools

Chapter 5 – Daily Warm-up Routine

Chapter 6 – Practice Techniques and Exercises

Chapter 7 – Improving Intonation

Chapter 8 – Marking Your Music

Chapter 9 – Practicing Without Your Instrument

Chapter 10 – Sample Practice Session

Part III — Advancing Your Musical Training

Chapter 11 – Fingerings and Bowings

Chapter 12 – Bowing Styles

Chapter 13 – Musical Styles

Chapter 14 – Playing Musically

Part IV — Practical Applications

Chapter 15 – Examples from the Literature

Chapter 16 – Troubleshooting

Chapter 17 – Postlude

Appendix 1 – The Bass Repertoire

Appendix 2 – The Science of Intonation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477262412
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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