101 Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use

101 Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use

by Gary Willis


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101 Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use by Gary Willis

(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 audio tracks 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. The audio tracks are accessed online for download or streaming and feature PLAYBACK+ tools for looping, tempo adjustment, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780634017476
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Instrument Instruction: Bass Guitar Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 571,141
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

1String Boiling Recipe4
2Eye Contact4
3Take the 5th (For Improv)5
4So Many Melodies6
5Speakers Up6
6Drum Machine Don'ts7
7The One-Chorus Solo7
8Set Up On the Hi-Hat Side8
9Imaginary Fingering8
10Got Phase?8
11Live Monitor Mix9
12Tool Kit List9
13Mental Games10
14Bend New Strings10
15Re-use Fretless Strings11
16Rubbing Alcohol11
17String-to-String Balance12
18Adjust Your Intonation13
19Location, Location16
20Go Low16
21Fretless Reading17
22Nut Height17
23String Trimming18
24Parametric Parameters19
25Bass Reverb EQ20
26Bass Tracking20
27Cable Discipline21
28Tweeter Adjustment22
29The Sound of Wood22
30Compress for Finesse22
31Dynamics vs. Even23
32Mirror, Mirror23
33Make Your Own Strap24
357sus Chords27
36Gain Structure29
37String Height/Neck Relief30
38Adjusting the Truss Rod31
39Adjusting String Height32
40Fretless Practice33
41Fretless Pivot34
42A Fretless Don't35
43The Loc Tite Solution35
44No TV!36
45Steel Wool Trick36
46Two-Finger Test37
47Left-Hand Accuracy38
48Minimum Pressure39
49Pickup Balance40
50Shim the Neck41
51Warm Up Under Control42
52Bass Balance42
53No Thumb43
54Solo Shape43
55Drums Stop... Bad44
56Regional Neck Isolation44
59Machine Chops47
60Interval Learning48
61Bass Solo Symptoms48
62Bigger Is Better49
63Natural Harmonics49
64False Harmonics50
65Imaginary 24th Fret50
66False Harmonic Trick51
67Left-Hand Muting51
68"Jumping Bass" Syndrome51
69Light Gauge Strings52
70Cable Infomercial52
71Working Out52
72Muscle Memory53
73One String at a Time53
74Another Fretless Don't53
75Ear Improv54
76Avoid the Salute56
77The Benefits of Playing Soft57
78Dampening System59
79The Palm Mute60
80The Barre Joint61
81Pinky Flex63
82Right-Hand Note Dampening64
83Record Your Practicing65
84The Extra Mile65
85Look at the Neck65
86Look at Your Right Hand66
87Ear Training Exercise66
88PC Board Spacers67
89Chord Tones Thru Changes68
90Studio Tracking Setup69
91Secondary Dominants69
92Static Harmony Fix70
93The Tritone Sub72
94Chord Tone Proximity72
95Boomy Room Fix73
96The 2x4 Solution73
97Passive Quirk74
98False Harmonic Technique74
99Diminished Chord Improv75
100Classical Posture76
101Appendage Time76

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