The Advancing Bassist's Handbook: A Guide to Practicing and Playing the Bass

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Author Solutions, Nov 8, 2012 - Music - 226 pages
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How I wish I could have read this book years ago! It would have saved many hours of practicing which often have had disappointing results for the time invested.
Phyllis Young, "Playing the String Game and The String Play"

The Advancing Bassists Handbook is a concise but thorough treatise on virtually every aspect of practicing and learning to play the bass. This book is primarily designed for intermediate bassists, which usually means ages 14 to 20, but which could be any age from 6 to 80. The purpose of this book is to provide you with much of the basic information that you need in order to become good at practicing the bass. This is the book for you if: You want to learn how to improve rapidly as a bassist. You don t feel that you know how to practice. You want to get a faster rate of advancement out of your available practice time. Table of Contents:
"Part I Introduction"
Chapter 1 Why You Need This Book
Chapter 2 The Psychology of Practicing
Chapter 3 Organizing Your Practice Time
"Part II The Content of Practicing"
Chapter 4 Helpful Practice Tools
Chapter 5 Daily Warm-up Routine
Chapter 6 Practice Techniques and Exercises
Chapter 7 Improving Intonation
Chapter 8 Marking Your Music
Chapter 9 Practicing Without Your Instrument
Chapter 10 Sample Practice Session
"Part III Advancing Your Musical Training"
Chapter 11 Fingerings and Bowings
Chapter 12 Bowing Styles
Chapter 13 Musical Styles
Chapter 14 Playing Musically
"Part IV Practical Applications"
Chapter 15 Examples from the Literature
Chapter 16 Troubleshooting
Chapter 17 Postlude
Appendix 1 The Bass Repertoire
Appendix 2 The Science of Intonation

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