A self-study guide to playing the bass guitar includes approximately play-along tracks on the accompanying three CDs.
Bass Instruction. There's more to rock bass playing than just following the guitarist's left hand!
Bass Guru: Ed Friedland Bass ASAP 7
This book with audio demo exercises and full-length tunes available online for download or streaming gives you all the tools you need to construct your own bass lines, creatively and effectively, in a rock context. Learn to play the perfect line for any musical situation on the spot! Bass Builders.
It covers soloing, performance protocol, and includes seven complete tunes. Demo tracks are accessed online via download or streaming and include playback options to make learning easier than ever. Bass Method.
The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world. Book 2 teaches: the box shape; moveable boxes; notes in fifth position; major and minor scales; the classic blues line; the shuffle rhythm; tablature; and more!
Jam Trax. Bring your local blues jam session home!
Description of the book "Building Walking Bass Lines":
These essential blues rhythm grooves feature a professional rhythm section and are perfect for guitar, harmonica, keyboard, saxophone and trumpet players to hone their soloing skills. The feels, tempos and keys have been varied to broaden your blues experience.
Styles include: shuffle, funky, slow blues, jump blues, rhumba, swing, and more. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world! The second edition has been totally revised and features all new engravings and photos.
Reviews of the Building Walking Bass Lines
The books have been updated to meet the needs of today's bass students by renowned bassist and author Ed Friedland. Book 1 teaches: tuning, playing position; musical symbols; notes within the first five frets; common bass lines, patterns and rhythms; rhythms through eighth notes; playing tips and techniques; more than great songs, riffs and examples; and more! Learn their stories, their working setup, and their unique approaches to the groove.
The CD features examples from all of the book's lessons.