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Janice Tucker Rhoda's phenomenally successful series, The ABCs of Bass, owes much of its success to the wonderful original material and to the sensitive arrangements of classical, folk, fiddle, rock 'n' roll, jazz and other popular melodies. After many years of teaching children and adults the author has developed a simple and enjoyable approach for studying the String Bass.
The ABCs of Bass for the Absolute Beginner to Intermediate Student, Bass Book 1 covers 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Half Positions. There are 49 Melodies, Finger Graphs, Warm-ups, Scales, Easy Duets, a worksheet for note-recognition, a glossary and practice chart.
The ABCs of Bass for the Developing Student, Bass Book 2 covers the following Positions: © pos, I, II, II ©, III, III ©, IV, IV ©, V and VI. There are 57 Melodies, Finger Graphs, Warm-ups, Scales, Arpeggios, and a worksheet for note-recognition.
Bass guitarists can switch to String Bass with ease with The ABCs of Bass! Bass refers to Double Bass, Upright Bass or String Bass.The ABCs of Bass
presents a wealth of information that is consistent with the pedagogy of the leading bass teachers worldwide!... Information for both the left and right hands is thoughtfully presented. --Dan Swaim, D.M.A., Professor of Double Bass, Arizona State University and Chair of Suzuki Association of the Americas Bass Committee
Janice Tucker Rhoda brings her innovative approach to string pedagogy, combining as it does the Suzuki rote learning approach with the more traditional reading requirements of older methods, to the String Bass.
Mindful of the idiosyncrasies of bass tuning and technique, the author has brilliantly adapted her approach to the bass. The key elements are emphasized throughout: intonation, bow technique, correct posture, steady rhythm, accurate reading, ET. Al. The early exercises incorporate the necessary basics of music reading and the musical examples/selections are the familiar mix or original melodies, folk songs and classical selections.
ABCs of Bass will cover the essential material in two books (supplemented by two accompaniment books). This book is a perfect way to launch adult and younger students on the string bass.