Beginning Bass for Adults

Beginning Bass for Adults
The Grown-Up Approach to Playing Bass

By David Overthrow Bass Guitar Book & CD Item: 00-40272
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This fun and friendly step-by-step introduction to bass is written with the adult learner in mind. It is both a great self-teaching book and a great method for use with an instructor. Beginning Bass for Adults covers how to play scales, bass lines, and songs with easy-to-read examples in standard music notation and TAB. Blues, rock, reggae, and funk styles are covered, plus exciting techniques like slap & pop. In addition, detailed photographs and diagrams help simplify the learning process. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book is included.

Sample Pages


About the Author
How to Use This Book
Buying Your Bass
Parts of the Bass
Holding the Bass
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
Tuning Your Bass
Reading Music---Pitch
Reading Music---Time
Lesson 1: The Open Strings
Lesson 2: Notes on the 1st String
Dotted Half Note Time
Triple Treat
Mixing Matters
Lesson 3: Notes on the 2nd String
Notes on the 1st and 2nd String
Lesson 4: Notes on the 3rd String
Notes on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Strings
Three-String Reggae
Lesson 5: Notes on the 4th String
Notes on All Four Strings
All Four One
High C
Lesson 6: The Major Scale
The Tie
Terrific Ties
Towering Ties
The Repeat Sign
8 Bars in C
Tune for Twelve
Eighth Notes
Eight to the Bar
The Eighth Rest
Rasta Riff
Key Signatures---The Key of G Major
3 Chords in G
The Key of D Major
Rock 'n' Roll Bass Line in D
Rockin' with Eighths in G
The Key of F Major
Halves & Eighths in F
Dotted Quarter Note
Review of G and F Major
Boogie in G
Major Dots in F
Cut Time
Country Kid
Samba in D
Sixteenth Notes
Rockin' the House in C
Ballad in G
Funky G
Octa Funk
Dotted Eighth Note
Dotted Eighth Note 8-Bar Blues in C
The Eighth-Note Triplet
Eighth-Note Triplet Blues
Bass Tablature
Intervals of the Major Scale
Major Chords
Major Chords in G
Minor Chords
Major and Minor Chord Tune
Augmented and Diminished Chords
Chords of the Major Scale
I-IV-V Chord Progression
I-IV-V Reggae
I-vi-IV-V Chord Progression
I-vi-IV-V Bass Lines
I-vi-IV-V in A
I-vi-IV-V Eighth-Note Boogie
Introducing the Blues
The Blues Quick Four
Blues Turnarounds
Major Pentatonic Scale
Rockabilly Blues
8th-Note Rockabilly
Dominant 7th Chords
Dominant 7th Rockabilly Groove
8ths Are Dominant
Swing Eighth Notes
Swingin' with 8ths
Bluesy 8th Swing
Slow Blues
Take It Slow
16-Bar Blues
16-Bar Blues in G
Blues Scale
Blues Scale Riff Tune
Minor 7th Chord
Reggae in A Minor
The Dorian Mode
Dorian Dance
A Dorian Rock Riff
The Mixolydian Mode
Mixolydian Riffs
D Mixolydian Riff
More Mixo
Blues with Mixo
Funk in E
Funk for Two
Muted Notes
Muted Note Funk
Muted but Heard
Introduction to Slap & Pop
The Slap
Slap Bass Lines
The Pop
Slap & Pop Bass Lines
Slap & Pop with 10ths
Bass Fingerboard Chart

Additional Information

Series: For Adults
Author: David Overthrow
Instrument: Bass Guitar
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-40272
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9307-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9307-8
UPC: 038081448985

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