The bass player, together with the drummer, form what is called the "rhythm section" of a group. They create the backing beat, driving force and 'tightness' necessary for a successful group. Progressive Beginner Blues Bass is suitable for beginners, but it would be preferable to have some knowledge of bass playing before starting this book. Progressive Beginner Bass is suggested as a primer. During the course of Progressive Beginner Blues Bass, you will learn bass lines using all of the common note and rest values used in music, along with the scales, arpeggios and fingering patterns used by the world's best bass players. A variety of styles are covered including Shuffles, Slow Blues, Soul, Rock'n' Roll and Funky R&B, which are the roots of most of todays Popular music styles. All the examples sound great and are fun to play. The book also covers music theory as it applies to bass playing. Anyone who completes this book will be well on the way to being an excellent Blues bass player.The best and fastest way to learn is to use this book in conjunction with:1. Buying sheet music and song books of your favourite recording artists and learning to play their songs.2. Practicing and playing with other musicians. You will be surprised how good a basic drums / bass / guitar combination can sound even when playing easy music.3. Learning by listening to your favourite recordings.It's recommended that you use the accompanying audio available (see the front of this book for more details). The book explains the techniques to use, while the audio lets you hear how each example should sound when played correctly.
This book covers all the important aspects of Blues Bass playing, dealing with the most common Blues progressions, turnarounds, scales, riffs & techniques in a variety of Blues styles. All examples are presented in both standard music and tablature.
An excellent supplement to Progressive Blues Bass Book, providing a variety of extra licks, riffs, fills, turnaround and solos. This book contains a wealth of great bass lines which can immediately be used in songs for jamming or playing in a band.
A great introduction to the fundamentals of Country Bass playing. This book covers root note & chord tone playing, walking lines & playing in all keys. Uses a variety of rhythms as well as many typical Country rhythms & note sequences. You do not need to read music to use this book. For Beginner to Intermediate
An introduction to the basics of playing Funk Bass guitar. No previous musical knowledge is necessary. Covers techniques such as shuffle rhythms, slap technique, ghost notes, popping effect and more. There are over 90 great examples.
Progressive Funk Bass Licks contains a vast variety of rhythms, licks, grooves and techniques used by the world's best bass players. All of the above has been outlined in more detail in Progressive Funk Bass which can be used in conjunction with this volume or as in introduction to this book. However for more basic musical or technical instructions see Introducing Bass or Progressive Slap Bass by Stephan Richter. You do not need to read music to use this book, however, both music and tablature notation are used to show the position of the notes on the fretboard. A metronome or a drum machine is suggested to help you develop your rhythm and keep time. The emphasis of this book is to get the student to play interesting music on the bass, and even the early examples sound great!It is recommended that you use the recording that is available for this book. It contains all the examples within, and you will learn faster when you are able to hear what the example sounds like and play along with the backing band. As the bass player is part of the rhythm section, it is essential to play together as often and as soon as possible with other instruments, especially drums.Chord symbols are placed above some examples so that a guitarist can play along with the bass guitar. Note that the fingering is only a possible suggestion and it is often a personal choice what feels more natural or comfortable. In some instances you may want to change the fingering to suit your playing style. The standard fingering on a bass is one finger per fret.You should combine the study of this book with constant experimentation and listening to other players. It is the author's belief that the guidance of an experienced teacher will be an invaluable aid in your progress.Stephan Richter obtained his degree in Classical Music (Cello major) at the Zurich Conservatorium of Music in Switzerland. He further studied in New York on Electric Bass with Rick Laird and Tony Oppenheim. He currently works as a session musician and teacher. Stephan is author of Progressive Slap Technique for Bass, Tapping Technique for Bass, Heavy Metal Method and Heavy Metal Techniques for Bass, Heavy Metal Licks Volumes 1 and 2, Progressive Bass Guitar Licks, Introducing Bass, Rhythm Section Method, Rhythm Section Grooves, Blues Bass, Blues Bass Licks, Rock Bass, Rock Bass Licks, Country Bass, Jazz Bass, 5 string bass and Funk Bass.It's recommended that you use the accompanying audio available (see the front of this book for more details). The book explains the techniques to use, while the audio lets you hear how each example should sound when played correctly.
Features over 130 classic Heavy Metal bass licks in the styles of the world's best Heavy Metal players. Contains lots of extra examples incorporating all the important techniques, sounds and rhythms.
Features another 130 classic Heavy Metal bass licks including slapping and tapping styles. Great for players looking for new ideas to expand their playing or find new grooves to jam on. Also makes an excellent supplement to the other Progressive Heavy Metal Bass books.
Introduces all the techniques necessary to play great Heavy Metal bass. Over 120 examples demonstrating slides, harmonics, double stops, runs, speed picking, slapping, two handed tapping and vibrato.
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