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COVERS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS
Bass Guitar Fingerboard Chart
Parts of the Electric Bass
Holding the Bass
Bar lines, Measures & Time Signatures
Notes on the First String (G) Exercises
Notes on the Second String (D) Exercises
Rests & Note Value Table
Notes on the Third String (A) Exercises
Notes on the Fourth String (E) Exercises
Sharps, Flats & Naturals
Bringing Things Together
Playing in 3/4 Time
It©s very interesting that the Bass guitar has the name that it does. The Bass provides the foundation, the core, the very basis of music, both tonally and as a timekeeper. Whether electric or acoustic, bass performs the same function. In an orchestra, rock band, subtle trio, piano & bass or guitar & bass duo, the bassist must provide a solid harmonic foundation while setting a 'dependable' feeling of tempo for his counterparts. It should be noted that while the Bass may seem to be an 'easier' instrument to learn than others, the 'harmonic' and 'time' demands on a good Bass player makes the instrument deceptively difficult to play. No other member of a musical group must be more of a 'team player'. They must 'lock in' impeccable time, while simultaneously laying down the harmony for the rest of the band.
Teach Yourself Bass Guitar by Bob Hartz was written to enable an inspired individualto learn to play this 'nucleus' of every ensemble. With disciplined daily practice, you will quickly grasp the use of standard and tablature notation as well as the notes in first position. Once the importance of 'time' is understood, scales are introduced in assorted keys to develop right hand finger style technique.
Teach Yourself Bass Guitar includes an extremely helpful instructional CD which provides good basic exposure to the bass guitar. This Teach Yourself title is alogical step by step approach to learning and teaching yourself at your own pace. Be sure to follow this guide in sequence since later information builds upon and utilizes facts presented earlier. Learning the bass has never been easier, so take your time, have some fun and you©ll be 'gigging' before you know it! Written in standard notation and TAB. Includes audio CD. 77 pages.