The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

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 through the most confusing concepts. The book covers the basics of the bass clef; how to play chords and arpeggios;

Overview

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

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Library Journal

These entries in the phenomenally popular "Complete Idiot's" series are, like the "For Dummies" books, longer and somewhat more comprehensive than the straightforward selfinstruction and method books. All three cover choosing an instrument, tuning, playing technique, and a broad range of musical styles. Unlike the "For Dummies" books, they also cover reading music, though that information is so extensively available that a library choosing between these series should not base its decision solely on this. The harmonica title dwells more on playing with others and favors a kind of tablature notation over actual printed music. This series is suitable for beginning teen and adult musicians. Forthcoming in November 2009: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Percussion(ISBN 9781592579297)
—Genevieve Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592573110
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
543,863
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Out of the 15 or so books I have bought for guitar and bass, this is the best!