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Bass Guitar Basics For Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: The World According to Bass. Chapter 1: Bass Bass-ics: What Is the Meaning of Bass? Chapter 2: Gaining the Tools and Skills to Play. Chapter 3: Reading, 'Riting, and Rhythm. Part II: The Bass-ics of Playing. Chapter 4: Warming Up: Getting Your Hands in Shape to Play. Chapter 5: Understanding Major and Minor Structures. Part III: Making the Moves, Creating the Grooves. Chapter 6: Creating the Groove. Chapter 7: Going Solo: Playing Solos and Fills. Part IV: Using the Correct Accompaniment for Each Genre. Chapter 8: Rock On! Getting Down with the Rock Styles. Chapter 9: Swing It! Playing Styles That Rely on the Triplet Feel. Chapter 10: Making It Funky: Playing Hardcore Bass Grooves. Chapter 11: Sampling International Flavors: Bass Styles from Around the World. Chapter 12: Playing in Odd Meters: Not Strange, Just Not the Norm. Chapter 13: Groovin' in a Genre: It's All About Style! Part V: Buying and Caring For Your Bass. Chapter 14: Love of a Lifetime or One-Night Stand? Buying the Right Bass. Chapter 15: Getting the Right Gear for Your Bass Guitar. Chapter 16: Changing the Strings on Your Bass Guitar. Chapter 17: Keeping Your Bass in Shape: Maintenance and Light Repair. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Innovative Bassists You Should Know. Chapter 19: Ten Great Rhythm Sections (Bassists and Drummers).

About the Author

Patrick Pfeiffer is a professional bassist, composer, clinician, and bass instructor in New York City. He has recorded with George Clinton, Jimmy Norman, Phoebe Snow, and many others. His other published books include Improve Your Groove--The Ultimate Guide for Bass and Daily Grooves for Bass. Pfeiffer is co-founder of Bass Remedies, Inc. (BassRemedies.com).

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