Ultimate Beginner Series - Bass Basics
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Ultimate Beginner Series - Bass Basics (DVD). The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. Now you can experience both step 1 and step 2 together for the first time on DVD. On your Bass Basics DVD, you will learn how to tune up quickly and accurately, how to change strings, essential right and left-hand techniques, picking and fretting techniques, how to play with a drummer in various styles, how to create blues bass lines, beginning slap/pop funk techniques, and much more.
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That said, I tried it (having no prior bass experience) and found it to be a reasonable start. Less time is spent on the fundamentals and more time is spent covering a wide subject range... For example, does a first time bassist really need to learn how to slap and pop when you don't know what a chord is?? Hmmm...
This is much better than just a CD or VHS tape, but it won't turn you into Les Claypool.