Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Volume 1
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Bass Method is the newest addition to the family, and features clear, well-paced instruction covering popular styles like rock, blues, country, and jazz. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Bass Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning bass students.
Book 1 covers all the necessities including how to hold your bass, tuning your bass, right- and left-hand technique, the basics of reading music, notes on all four strings, scales, licks, songs, how to read TAB, and playing slides and accents. This package also includes a CD to make learning even easier.
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Parts of the Bass
Tuning Your Bass
Combining Notes on the G D Strings
The Key of B Major
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2nd finger plays 2nd Position 2nd string 3rd 3rd string 4th string 8th and 16th bar line bass clef Bass Lick C7 F Chromatic Scale COUNT country music Dotted 8th Edim Fm eighth notes Electronic Tuners Exercise with High F Dm F Major F's are played finger plays notes fourth string fret 1 st fret 2nd fret fret 3rd Fret 4th Fret half steps Hand Position Heavy Metal Lick J J J J key signature Keys of F ledger line Lick in G Major A key Major Lick Major Scale means to play natural sign note is usually note one fret NOTES YOU'VE LEARNED octave OPEN STRING pick piece pitch plays the notes r r r r Repeat sign Rock Bass Rock Lick Sixteenth Notes sound Step Step Step string 2nd string string 3rd fret Syncopation Example three beats tuning peg unless preceded WHOLE NOTE