Bass Guitar For Dummies

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Wiley, Dec 13, 2012 - Music - 360 pages
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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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Great for learning the bass

User Review  - kookiemonster69 - Overstock.com

Great for learning the bass. Lots of great info and tips. Easy to understand. Just wish there was more about playing lefthanded. Read full review

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User Review  - Beatles1964 - Goodreads

Not bad but hate the format of 'Dummies' books. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Patrick Pfeiffer is a professional bassist, composer, clinician, and bass instructor in New York City. He has recorded with George Clinton, Jimmy Norman, Phoebe Snow, and many others. His other published books include Improve Your Groove—The Ultimate Guide for Bass and Daily Grooves for Bass. Pfeiffer is co-founder of Bass Remedies, Inc. (BassRemedies.com).

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