The Working Bassist's Tool Kit: The Art & Craft of Successful Bass Playing

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Jan 1, 2001 - Music - 110 pages
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(Book). This book by Bass Player contributing editor and columnist Ed Friedland teaches electric or acoustic bassists of any style the musical skills essential in the working world, survival tips for tackling any gig, and techniques for achieving a competitive edge. It helps new working bassists hit the ground running, and pro players grow stronger. Topics include time and groove, chord charts, ear training, doubling, thumb technique, keeping time, faking tunes and many more, plus ways to assess a gig and deliver the goods. Includes lots of musical examples and exercises, both in the book and on the play-along CD.
 

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Contents

Keeping Time
3
Navigating a Chord Chart
15
Training Your Ears
23
Faking It
45
Puttin On the Tux
52
Jazz Survival
60
Freelancing Nine Steps to Nailing the Gig
69
5String Fundamentals
79
Doubling
84
The Thumb Thing How to Get an Upright Sound on Electric Bass
98
Bass Chords
105
On the CD
110
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A performing bassist and former columnist for Bass Player magazine Ed Friedland has written numerous instructional books, including Building Walking Bass Lines. He lives in Tucson, AZ.

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