Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

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Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD!

The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability.

  • Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar
  • From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented
  • Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions
  • Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try
  • The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section
  • Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass

Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!

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The fun and easy way® to tune up your technique and improve your playing

Learn to:

  • Master scales, chords, and arpeggios through 300 bass guitar exercises
  • Grasp finger and hand position
  • Refine tempo, time signature, phrasing, and dynamics

The bass guitar is used in almost every single genre of music — from rock to classical, jazz to funk. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability. Whether you're a beginner player or looking to stretch your playing skills, this is the book for you!

  • Know your scales — play scales straight up and down and combine them with chord arpeggios and even with grooves
  • The right rhythm for the right style — accumulate a good basic repertoire of genre-specific grooves so that you sound like an expert
  • Hear how it's done — listen to tracks of the author playing many of the exercises
  • Develop muscle memory — play arpeggios, rhythms, grooves, and melodies, and establish the wherewithal to apply them to different styles
  • Real-life applications — see how the exercises are applied in real and famous songs

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for correct hand and body posture
  • Instruction on fingering options and hand positions
  • Exercises for tempo, time signature, phrasing, and dynamics
  • Hints for developing a complete practice session
  • Ways the exercises can be applied to great music
  • Methods for getting comfortable with scales
  • Workouts for stronger playing

About the Author:

Patrick Pfeiffer has recorded with George Clinton, Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Norman (Coasters), Paul Griffin (Steely Dan), Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), and Mike Kissel's KMA All-Stars, to name a few.

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