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Bass Guitar For Dummies Paperback – January 26, 2010
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From the Back Cover
The fast and easy way to learn bass guitar!
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians you have more important work to do. Whether you've never held a bass guitar or you're an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an easy-to-follow reference that gets you playing quickly!
The world according to bass develop the skills you need to play bass in a band
The bass-ics of playing explore the techniques for turning scales and chords into great music
Making the moves, creating the grooves discover the joy of creating just the right groove for each musical genre and style
Rock on (and beyond) join the band on the CD for a journey through playing different musical styles and perfect accompani-ments to songs
"Patrick's teaching method showed me how to connect the bits of technique I'd collected into a playing style." Adam Clayton, bass player, U2
Bonus CD Includes
Bass tracks of examples in the book for you to reference and play along with
Samples demonstrating groove styles, scales, chords, and techniques
Open the book and find:
More than 150 grooves in many different styles
How to change strings and perform basic maintenance
Exercises to improve your technique
Tips on how to play with other musicians
Warm-ups, same-string strokes, and string crossing
Bass styles from around the world
Instruction on how to compose your own grooves
Advice on which bass guitar is best for you
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 GrooveThe Ultimate Guide for Bass and Daily Grooves for Bass. Pfeiffer is co-founder of Bass Remedies, Inc. (BassRemedies.com).
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Annoyingly my copy arrived with the wrong CD (French for dummies) not allowing me to fully appreciate this book. Till now I was not able to find the way how to fix this problem.
Update 2/16/16. The Wiley provided me a link to download the mp3 files contained in the "right" CD. So problem solved! I changed to 4 stars....printed characters are still small...but great service.
After trying to learn via bass websites and watching numerous videos, I was left with more confusion and frustration. Before I would consider taking lessons from a teacher, I came across this e-book "Bass Guitar for Dummies".
The chapters are easy to read and not overly simple or complex. The corresponding pictures make it easier to illustrate what the author is teaching for that lesson and include numbered links to take you directly to the photo.
He also has well marked additional tips and guidelines which are good points to keep in mind without distracting from the overall lesson.
Finally, what's great so far is that I'm excited to continue to move through the chapters unlike my previous experience of trying to follow some website "courses" which had too many "bells and whistles" and ended up cluttering up my journey in learning how to play the bass guitar.
Great job, Mr. Pfeiffer! Waiting for the next excellent book!
I find there's no other guidebook that delivers such a complete set of exercises with so much thought. Patrick's great sense of humor keep you entertained while working the exercises. The exercises that will take you from neophyte to master. This could be the *only* exercise book one needs. A book that accompanies one on a journey from beginner to master. I have this book in print and on Kindle. I don't recommend things often, but this is one book that I can do so completely and without reservation.
The only shortcoming I can find is the book was published with a format that makes it difficult to put on a music stand and play from. I would have preferred a larger page size and bright white paper. This in no way diminishes the value of the book.