The Working Bassist's Tool Kit: The Art & Craft of Successful Bass Playing
(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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On the CD
5-string acoustic bass arpeggios ba ch band bass line Bass Player bass sound bassists beat bossa nova bridge Chapter chord chart chord progression chord symbols chord types chromatic Cmaj7 count diatonic dominant drum drummer Ear Training eighth-notes electric bass fake feel fingerboard fingers flatted 7th four freelance fret groove guitar guitarist Hal Leonard half-step harmonic minor Imaj7 instrument intervals intro inversion Jaco Pastorius James Jamerson jazz keep learn to hear Listen look major scale melodic minor melody metronome modulation musicians muting neck notes octave piano pickup pitch play practice reggae remember rhythm rhythmic root motion scale degree sing skills slap solfege solfege syllables solo someone song string styles subdominant swing technique tempo there's things thumb triad triplet tune tune's upright voicings Walking Bass