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Excellent resource for beginners (4/1/2007)
This book covers all the basics for bass beginners, from fingerboard familiarity, to the essential beginner scales (major, minor, blues). Its included CD has audio for all the exercises mentioned in the book.

I like the way it gradually introduces of different concepts, immediately followed by basic exercises that incorporate them.

If you're just starting out on the bass, I would highly recommend this book.

Roland - BC, Canada
Phil is the man! (3/10/2007)
I had the pleasure of working with Phil Boniface a few years back on a cruise ship in the western Caribbean and he is not only a first-rate bassist by anyone's standards but also a consummate professional. Any advice he has to give on playing bass should be paid attention to.

Wil - New Zealand
Excellent bass book! (7/6/2006)
I'm a beginner bass player. This book has helped me develop the skills and confidence to play in a band in a short amount time. The exercises are excellent, easy to learn and I use them often in bass riffs. I can't wait to read Volume 2.

Wai - Surrey, BC, Canada
This is a must for all bass players!!! (6/19/2006)
Being an experienced bass player, this book greatly helped me clean up my techniques and review things that I haven't touched in a while. Beginners and experienced bass players alike will benefit from this great bass resource.

Darwin - Vancouver, B.C.
IT'S THE BEST! (5/29/2006)
What a great book! I was a pretty new bass player when I picked up this book and I found it answered a lot of my questions and led me in the right direction. I really liked the way it was laid out and found it fun, yet instructive. A great cd with it, too. Very user-friendly. It got me where I wanted to go, smoothly, and I could kind of feel the enthusiasm of the writer, could tell that he loved the instrument. Anyway, really worked for me, better than any other books I’ve tried – and that’s been a bunch! Really great, I’d highly recommend it, it’s the one to start with.

David - B.C., CANADA