30-Day Bass Workout
Alfred Music Publishing, Dec 1, 2001 - 48 pages
This enjoyable and challenging exercise routine will prepare you for the rigors of contemporary bass playing and sharpen your technique. The strategy focuses on warm-ups and stretching, exercises for strength, agility and stamina, and specific techniques such as hammer-ons and pull-offs. Jam-packed with tried-and-true "bassrobic" exercises from the National Guitar Workshop curriculum, this book will build your technique, no matter what style of music you play. Don't let another day go by without making this a perfect new addition to your bass library.
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1st and 2nd 1st fret 1st string 2nd fingers 2nd string 30-DAY BASS WORKOUT 30-day workout 3rd and 4th 3rd finger 3rd string 4th and 3rd 4th fingers 4th string approach notes arpeggios bass lines bass player Bassrob/c Bassrobic chord tones Concentrate on getting Concentrate on keeping David Overthrow eighth notes Electric Bass exercise chromatically exercise slowly exercise starting faster tempos fingerboard four strings four-measure pattern chromatically half step hammer-ons and pull-offs increase the tempo Jaco Pastorius left hand relaxed left-hand fingers National Guitar Workshop one-measure pattern chromatically Play slowly play the G playing the exercise Practice starting Practice the exercises practice this pattern right hand right-hand fingers Rocco Prestia Sequence the patterns Sequence this one-measure sixteenth notes sound strings and sequence sure to alternate sure to practice Tablature thumb Tower of Power tritone intervals Warm-Up Exercise Warm-Ups 1-4 Bassercise