DescriptionLearn 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.
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.