Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

by Patrick Pfeiffer
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Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies by Patrick Pfeiffer

Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD!

The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability.

  • Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar
  • From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented
  • Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions
  • Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try
  • The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section
  • Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass

Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470934197
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Patrick Pfeiffer has recorded with George Clinton, Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Norman (Coasters), Paul Griffin (Steely Dan), Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), and Mike Kissel's KMA All-Stars, to name a few.

Table of Contents


Part I: Preparing to Practice.

Chapter 1: Reviewing Practice Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Warming Up Your Right and Left Hands.

Part II: Scales (Modes) and Chords.

Chapter 3: Playing Scales (Modes).

Chapter 4: Playing Mode Sequences.

Chapter 5: Working with Arpeggios.

Chapter 6: Combining Seventh Chords.

Part III: Rhythm and the Groove.

Chapter 7: Building the Groove Skeleton.

Chapter 8: Accessing the Groove Apex.

Chapter 9: Setting Up with the Groove Tail.

Chapter 10: Combining Rhythms.

Part IV: Turning Exercises into Music.

Chapter 11: Feeling the Eighth-Note Groove.

Chapter 12: Working the Sixteenth-Note Groove.

Chapter 13: Trippin' on Triplets.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Essential Elements of a Great Practice Session.

Chapter 15: Ten Famous Tunes That Incorporate the Exercises in This Book.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: How to Use the CD.

Appendix B: Extended Range Basses and Practice Goals.

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Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Cheryl Marshall More than 1 year ago
in a band, playing bass for thirteen years, guitar for twenty three and the well written book helped me in thirty mins. the chapters are designed so you can jump around. well done, and thanks for helping me become an even better player!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tabs are too small & there is no way to enlarge them. Not a good idea for a Nook book. Also no sound. The actual hard copy comes with a cd.
Tina kantner More than 1 year ago
You cannot. read the tabs. they are too tiny and blurry, and you cannot enlarge them. get the real book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't read tabs no sound not worth it for ereader
KaLoRocks More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've ever returned - and wouldn't have even purchased it if I had seen it in person. The print used for music notation and TAB is smaller than the text! Unless you're wearing surgeon's magnifiers there is no way to read it on a music stand (I even had to strain with reading it as I would a regular book). Unfortunately the material in general looked interesting and was the first book I've seen that offered physical exercises for stretching your fingers, so I would have given it 5 stars if the author had told the publisher to double the number of pages (which are cheap, newsprint quality anyway) in order to present music for musicians. Still can't believe that the Dummies people didn't realize this wasn't going to work....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are better than that.