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Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-64722-6
216 pages
November 2010
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Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD!

The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability.

  • Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar
  • From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented
  • Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions
  • Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try
  • The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section
  • Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass

Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

 

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Introduction.

Part I: Preparing to Practice.

Chapter 1: Reviewing Practice Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Warming Up Your Right and Left Hands.

Part II: Scales (Modes) and Chords.

Chapter 3: Playing Scales (Modes).

Chapter 4: Playing Mode Sequences.

Chapter 5: Working with Arpeggios.

Chapter 6: Combining Seventh Chords.

Part III: Rhythm and the Groove.

Chapter 7: Building the Groove Skeleton.

Chapter 8: Accessing the Groove Apex.

Chapter 9: Setting Up with the Groove Tail.

Chapter 10: Combining Rhythms.

Part IV: Turning Exercises into Music.

Chapter 11: Feeling the Eighth-Note Groove.

Chapter 12: Working the Sixteenth-Note Groove.

Chapter 13: Trippin' on Triplets.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Essential Elements of a Great Practice Session.

Chapter 15: Ten Famous Tunes That Incorporate the Exercises in This Book.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: How to Use the CD.

Appendix B: Extended Range Basses and Practice Goals.

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Patrick Pfeiffer has recorded with George Clinton, Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Norman (Coasters), Paul Griffin (Steely Dan), Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), and Mike Kissel's KMA All-Stars, to name a few.
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