The Bass is fundamental to all forms of music, and being a versatile and accomplished player has never been so important. This pocket-sized guide to the Bass, written by Stuart Clayton, provides you with everything you need to develop a comprehensive knowledge of your instrument and the music you play on it.
Starting with the basics of tuning up and finding your way around the fretboard, the book then presents a series of tutorials covering:
All aspects Notation and Tablature How to form an effective practice schedule The basics of major/minor diatonic harmony Left hand accuracy and exercises Phrasing techniques including slurs, trills, bending and vibrato Playing fingerstyle, muting and the travelling thumb Slap Bass - how it works and when to use it Playing with a pick How to arrange and transcribe You will even find a section covering the bass itself, how to buy an instrument and what to look for in your own price range. Soon you will find yourself accomplished and confident in a large variety of musical situations.