Bass Guitar For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer,Will Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764524879

Category: Music

Page: 334

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Shake the earth with deep, sonorous vibrations. Be the force that relentlessly drives the music. Rumble like the ominous thunder of an approaching storm. For you, it's not enough just to be heard; you need to be felt, too. You need to play bass guitar. Imagine your favorite music without bass. It doesn't work, does it? The bass is the heartbeat of the music, the foundation of the groove, and the glue that holds together all the different instruments. You can feel the vibrations of the low notes – sometimes subtle and caressing, sometimes literally earthshaking – as they propel the song. The bass is the heart. So leave center stage to the other musicians – you have more important work to do. The limelight may be cool, but bassists rule! You can find everything you need to dominate the bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies – whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking for way to improve. And you won't drown in complicated music theory, either; this easy-to-understand reference gives you just enough music theory to get you on your way. Bass Guitar For Dummies includes the following topics and more: Exploring the anatomy of a bass guitar Getting started: Holding your bass, positioning your hands, and striking notes Reading bass notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves Creating a groove and playing solos and fills Examining different bass-playing styles, from rock and funk to blues and reggae Caring for your bass: Cleaning, changing strings, and so on Buying your own bass and accessories Top Ten lists on bassists you should know about Bass Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio clips of all the examples in the book. So put away the air bass guitar and get yourself the real thing. With the help of Bass Guitar For Dummies, you'll be groovin' in your own band in no time! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Bass Guitar For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118748743

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 4208

Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians—you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills. Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.com New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
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Bass Guitar For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047060381X

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 8584

Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians-you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition. You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to pick up and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills. New coverage of slaps, double stops, de-tuning, and fretless techniques New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
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Bass Guitar For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer,Will Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118748808

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 3529

Teaches the fundamentals of bass guitar, including how to hold and position the guitar, understanding the fingerboard, reading musical notation, and mastering simple and complex rhythms.
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How to Play Bass Guitar

Everything You Need to Know to Play the Bass Guitar

Author: Laurence Canty

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312300487

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 7421

Illustrated with charts and diagrams throughout, this guide teaches the fundamentals of bass guitar--from understanding the fingerboard to reading musical notation and mastering simple and complex rhythms.
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Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470647221

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 1040

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!
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Guitar Theory For Dummies

Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

Author: Desi Serna

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118646932

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 8955

Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.
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Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

Author: Desi Serna

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022878

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 1282

With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar. You get to know the basics of notation including time signatures, bars, beats, and rests. You play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms, including common strum patterns heard in popular music. You follow a step-by-step process to improve your rhythm, feel, and timing. Additionally, you work with physical aspects of guitar playing including techniques for both your right and left hands. Key content coverage includes: Strum patterns; articulations such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, and vibrato; picking techniques such as flat picking, finger picking, hybrid picking, muting, pinch harmonics, double stops, dive bombing, and tapping; styles such as pop, rock, blues, folk, and funk. Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies presents the guidance beginning to advanced players need to improve their musical timing and skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book.
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Learn To Play Bass Guitar

Author: Phil Capone

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 0785824804

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6468

Learn to Play Bass Guitar starts with the basics like how to hold the bass, how to tune it up and start playing, and take the student to a playing level with sufficient skills to join a band.
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Essential Bass Technique

The Definitive Technique Manual for Bass Guitar

Author: Peter Murray

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634032677

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 2489

Beginner Bass Guitar Instruction
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100 Tips for Bass Guitar

You Should Have Been Told

Author: Stuart Clayton

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 9781844920044

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 3356

100 Tips For Bass Guitar You Should Have Been Told is a step-by-step guide to the bass. Whether you're a beginner looking to buy your first guitar or a seasonned professionnal hoping to enhance your playing skills, this is all you need to become a master on the four-string powerhouse.
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The Bass Grimoire Complete

Author: Adam Kadmon

Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.

ISBN: 9780825821813

Category: Music

Page: 141

View: 9545

Skalaer for el-basguitar vist i gribebrætsdiagrammer, samt akkordteori.
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First 15 Lessons - Bass Guitar

A Beginner's Guide, Featuring Step-By-Step Lessons with Audio, Video, and Popular Songs!

Author: Jon Liebman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1540025187

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 8214

(Guitar Educational). The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online tuner and metronome! The bass guitar book features lessons on: bass fundamentals, music reading, tuning, the 1-5 pattern, arpeggios, grooves, position shifts, scales, syncopation, chromatics, swing/shuffle feel, and blues, funk & rock styles. Includes full bass lines from five real songs: Get Ready (The Temptations) * I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley & The Wailers) * Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes) * Smooth (Santana) * Super Freak (Rick James).
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

Author: David Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592573110

Category: Music

Page: 308

View: 8141

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar will show you exactly how to master the fundamentals of bass and develop your own playing style. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: detailed advice on everything you need to learn to play bass, from choosing the right equipment to playing and improvising on your own; the low-down on scales, chords, arpeggios, and more; clear explanations that will have you reading tablature and music notation in no time; tips on getting the most out of your practice sessions." - back cover.
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Hal Leonard Bass Method

Author: Ed Friedland

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476857407

Category: Music

Page: 48

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(Bass Method). The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world! The second edition has been totally revised and features all new engravings and photos. The books have been updated to meet the needs of today's bass students by renowned bassist and author Ed Friedland. Book 1 teaches: tuning, playing position; musical symbols; notes within the first five frets; common bass lines, patterns and rhythms; rhythms through eighth notes; playing tips and techniques; more than 100 great songs, riffs and examples; and more!
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First 50 Songs You Should Play on Bass

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495060217

Category: Music

Page: 120

View: 7084

(Bass). If you're new to the bass, you are probably eager to learn some songs. This book provides easy arrangements in tab with lyrics for the most popular songs bassists want to play. Includes: American Girl * Billie Jean * Blister in the Sun * Crossfire * Hey Joe * I Got You (I Feel Good) * Livin' on a Prayer * Low Rider * Money * Monkey Wrench * My Generation * Paranoid * Peter Gunn * The Pink Panther * Roxanne * Should I Stay or Should I Go * Uptown Funk * What's Going On * With or Without You * Yellow * and more!
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Violin For Dummies

Author: Katharine Rapoport

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022916

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 8605

The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read — and feel — the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'll be playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bona fide violin player. The included audio and video instruction encourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear, see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the human voice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time. This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you can start playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but the reality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn, and practice over time will refine your technique and your musical style. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in love with this instrument that has inspired some of the world's best musicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, with Violin For Dummies.
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Teach Yourself to Play Bass

A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495052605

Category: Music

Page: 56

View: 1612

(Bass Instruction). Do you want to learn how to play the bass guitar quickly, but don't read music or have little to no musical experience? If so, this book/audio pack is for you! Instead of standard music notation, this method uses tablature combined with rhythmic symbols to make learning fast and easy! Topics covered include: parts of the bass guitar * tuning * basic hand and finger positions * interpreting chord symbols and musical charts * major, minor and pentatonic scales * arpeggios * easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations * and much more! Includes online access to accompanying bass-and-beats and full-band demonstration tracks for download or streaming.
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