BASS GUITAR FOR DUMMIES
BASS GUITAR FOR DUMMIES
Publishers of the infamous 'For Dummies' series, now offers a title for the Bass Guitar!
Written by Patrick Pfeiffer, in the same style as the other For Dummies titles, this offers a light, unique approach to learning the Bass. 360 pages and includes audio CD.
Product Code: MB050
Format: Book & CD Package
Artist/Author: Patrick Pfeiffer
Publisher/Distributor: Mel Bay Publications
US$24.99

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Get ready to rock and roll on the bass — even if you can’t read music! This instrumental guide shows you how, with expert advice in everything from choosing your bass to playing basic scales to improvising lead solos. You’ll discover how to tune your bass and keep it in great shape, as well as left- and right-hand techniques, timing tips, and in-depth examples in various musical styles. The companion CD includes the author demonstrating rhythms so you can hear how it’s done, exercises to help you master grooves and reproduce the sound, hear sample rhythms played with a real drummer, and exercise to put your fretting skills to the test.

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