Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Book 1: The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
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.
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16th note rhythm 2nd finger plays 2nd Position 2nd string 3rd 4th string bass clef Bass Lick C7 F Chromatic Scale COUNTS Count Dotted 8th E Major Edim Fm eighth notes Electronic Tuners Exercise with High F Dm F Major F's are played fc fc fc finger plays notes fourth string G Lick Half Notes Hand Position Heavy Metal Lick ij j r r J J J J key signature Keys of F ledger line Lick in G Major A key Major Scale means to play natural sign note is usually NOTES YOU'VE LEARNED octave open 4th fret OPEN STRING pick piece pitch plays the notes Press 5th fret quarter note r r r r Repeat sign Rock Lick Sixteenth Notes sound Step Step Step string 2nd fret string 3rd string Syncopation Example three beats tuning peg unless preceded WHOLE NOTE