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

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

by Benjamin Whitcomb
     
 

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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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477262429
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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