Bass Guitar Method/Instruction

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  • Walking Jazz Lines for Bass Guitar - Book and CD
    Item # QIU233623
    | Mfg # 99605BCD
    | UPC # 9780786659968
    This book is designed to help bassists create beginning to advanced walking patterns (smooth-sounding lines) that can be used in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Latin and country music. By explaining the basics of intervals, chords, and scales the author builds a framework for understanding bass line patterns. Then the book presents one- and two-measure patterns that can be used in playing the blues, rhythm changes, the II-V-I progression, and 20 p...
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  • Comping Styles for Bass: Funk - Bass Guitar Method Book with CD
    Item # QIU217223
    | Mfg # 20629BCD
    | UPC # 796279095631
    The ability to read, play, and make a convincing, consistent groove in a sixteenth note rhythm is one of the more formidable challenges facing a contemporary rhythm section player. This book attempts to address that challenge by supplying chord progressions with different syncopated rhythmic patterns. Practice of these exercises will lead to an understanding of the style, and ability to execute the rhythms common to funk. Comping Styles for Bass ...
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  • Electric Bass Method Volume 1
    Item # QIU164082
    | Mfg # 93234M
    | UPC # 9780871667854
    The most widely-used introductory bass method available! Both Volumes I and II present a standard notation approach to reading solo and arpeggio studies for four string bass. Included in Volume I are the rudiments of playing, plus handy charts of arpeggios featuring major, minor, augmented, diminished, and seventh chords, plus upper harmonic extensions. Volume II continues with studies, scales, walking bass patterns, and more. Applicable to any s...
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  • Essential Blues Bass Grooves, within the School of the Blues- Lesson Series, presents 46 bass patterns essential to the gigging Blues bass player. Material is presented in standard music notation and TAB. This book is accompanied by an audio recording of all examples (played by author Frank De Rose) along with the background music. This method is for all skill level players.This series is designed for students of other instruments to play togethe...
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  • J. S. Bach for Bass - Softcover w/ Online Audio
    Item # QIU254858
    | Mfg # 95254M
    | UPC # 9780786687824
    Johann Sebastian Bach is recognized as one of the world's supremely great musicians. Known primarily as an organist and then only later recognized as a composer, Bach transformed the conventional structures of preludes and fugues. J.S. Bach for Bass will open up a whole new world of phrasing for the aspiring bassist. This book is written innotation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.Selections include: Prelude #1 in C Major Sui...
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  • New Passion of Playing Bass - Bass Guitar - Softcover w/Online Audio
    Item # QIU438510
    | Mfg # 30566M
    | UPC # 9780786697830
    By Peter Washburne. This book contains exciting, moving and grooving original and innovative bass lines from Detroit-born Peter Washburne. His innovative approach makes use of the bass as an instrument capable of creating incredible musical ideas and compositions. In this book you will learn intricate, complex and fun bass lines which make you, the bass player, shine like a pro at center stage! These bass lines are functional and melodic and soun...
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  • 101 Amazing Jazz Bass Patterns
    Item # QIU173869
    | Mfg # 97336BCD
    | UPC # 796279050746
    This book/CD set teaches 101 jazz bass patterns played over chords and chord progressions that are fundamental to the harmonic language of jazz. This is a very useful collection of major, Dorian, and Mixolydian patterns, eight bar patterns, turnaround patterns, and more. Because each pattern is played over a common chord progression, it will be easy to apply these examples in performance. In addition, you'll experience a noticeable improvement in...
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  • 50 Modal Slap Bass Workouts QWIKGUIDE
    Item # QIU228627
    | Mfg # 99364BCD
    | UPC # 796279073479
    This book was created for the bassist who has mastered the basics of slap bass and wants to expand his or her skills. Many of this book's examples were written to fine tune individual string control -- the ability to thumb or pop on any string at any time. Individual string control is one of the most common weaknesses with slap bass students. Some of this book's examples are common fingerstyle workouts that are arranged for slapping. Developing t...
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  • 50 Two-Hand Tapping Workouts for Electric Bass QWIKGUIDE
    Item # QIU228628
    | Mfg # 99365BCD
    | UPC # 796279073486
    In two-hand tapping on electric bass, your right and left hands both play notes. This is a fairly new concept on bass. New techniques and ideas are being created regularly. Tapping is being applied to all sorts of musical styles including blues, alternative, jazz, funk, and even classical. This book presents 50 brief exercises to practice the tapping technique, with each example demonstrated on the accompanying CD. Try applying the techniques in ...
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  • All Blues Scale for Jazz Guitar
    Item # QIU173873
    | Mfg # 98452BCD
    | UPC # 796279067393
    The only book to exclusively focus on the blues scales as it applies to jazz guitar. This book features a wealth of information, including many scale patterns, six complete solos, and diverse accompanying grooves that use a wide array of chords, tempos, and rhythmic feels. By: Jim Ferguson Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Format: Book/CD Set Length: 32 pages
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  • Bass Bible
    Item # QIU190097
    | Mfg # 610164E
    | UPC # 796279075527
    The English bassist Paul Westwood is one of the most in demand bass players of our time. His Bass Bible is the ultimate method book for every bass player. It contains a fascinating journey through the world of techniques, styles, grooves, and their evolution, using more than 1000 musical examples in all! This book is designed like a dictionary of musical phrases, which can be opened at the point that interests you. Learning a whole series of musi...
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  • Bass Chords QWIKGUIDE
    Item # QIU173961
    | Mfg # 98593
    | UPC # 796279065177
    This QWIKGUIDE book provides a comprehensive electric bass chord reference in a convenient 5 1/2"x 8" format. Chords are shown in chord grids as well as in standard notation, while individual root notes are shown in fretboard diagrams. The book concludes with a set of harmonized major and minor scales followed by a page of assorted blues progressions. This compact book will take you a long way towards unlocking the harmonic mysteries of...
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