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FINGERBOARD HARMONY FOR BASS (9/22/2008)
Unless one is an absolute beginner, this is an excellent book!

Elliott - Florida
too hard (2/13/2007)
It seems to me that this book was written for jazz walking bass only. It is also not very helpful because there are hardly any exercises to practice the theory being presented. It is easy to say things like: 'Use passing tones between chord tones', or :'Try to stay away from always playing the root on beat one'. A short 2 bar example following is not of much help either.
The other problem I had with this course was the author attempting to make the student 'see all the chord tones of each chord throughout the entire fingerboard'. Again this may be possible with correct exercises, otherwise only experts with many years of playing exprience would be capable of that.

I was learning from 'Walking Bass Lines' by Ed Friedland at the time and I must admit that this is a much better manual and explains the same material followed by simple and developmental exercises. You will get so much more out of this book than FBH.

All in all this manual is for pros that most likely already know all the material. (refresher course maybe?)
But if you are learning bass you won't get very far before you dump this into your closet.

SY - UK
too hard (2/13/2007)
It seems to me that this book was written for jazz walking bass only. It is also not very helpful because there are hardly any exercises to practice the theory being presented. It is easy to say things like: 'Use passing tones between chord tones', or :'Try to stay away from always playing the root on beat one'. A short 2 bar example following is not of much help either.
The other problem I had with this course was the author attempting to make the student 'see all the chord tones of each chord throughout the entire fingerboard'. Again this may be possible with correct exercises, otherwise only experts with many years of playing exprience would be capable of that.

I was learning from 'Walking Bass Lines' by Ed Friedland at the time and I must admit that this is a much better manual and explains the same material followed by simple and developmental exercises. You will get so much more out of this book than FBH.

All in all this manual is for pros that most likely already know all the material. (refresher course maybe?)
But if you are learning bass you won't get very far before you dump this into your closet.

SY - UK
55498785648 (11/14/2006)
ı want alain caron bass method

Filinta - Turkey
fingerboard harmony for bass (7/6/2006)
this book shows gary willi´s harmony approach on bass, it´s easy to understand, it has excellent exercises, and the method can be applied with more complex chords

Franklin - Spain
FingerBoard Harmony For Bass (5/17/2005)
This book C/D showed me a far more effective way to navigate the Bass FretBoard than just spending countless hours memorizing every Note/Scale or Mode etc... it's great

Jim - United Kingdom
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