The Working Bassist's Tool Kit: The Art & Craft of Successful Bass Playing Paperback – October 1, 2000
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- Item Weight : 12.9 ounces
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0879306157
- ISBN-13 : 978-0879306151
- Dimensions : 8.38 x 0.3 x 10.82 inches
- Publisher : Backbeat (October 1, 2000)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,084,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is an in-depth and technical book on most of what a bassist needs to know to survive. Personally, I think it is better in book form over the Kindle, especially trying to read the musical notation examples provided by the author--you can only get so much on a small screen. However, you can use the Amazon app to read it on a larger computer screen and if you have the capability to play your bass on your computer it is a good practice tool.
This books presumes that you can read music notation and have a good understanding of musical theory and Nashville notation. If you don't, studying this book can help you get there. I would highly recommend a teacher to make the journey more pleasant.
The author covers a lot of ground in this book but it requires a lot of work from you too. This isn't a quick read to superior performance, this is a demanding read coupled with practice, practice, and practice.
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If you're a student picking up the instrument for the first time, start on page 3 and begin your practice. If you're a well experienced player, you'll find things here that will you get to that 'next step' up from the present plateau you're on and it'll remind you of things you thought you knew but had maybe only 'glossed' over in your earlier studies. From the all important beginnings of "Time, Time, Tone and Tuning", Ed takes the student through double bass and electric bass specialties from arco playing on the double to funk and rock lines on the electric. The transition from the double bass to the electric bass and from the electric to the double bass. Five string bass techniques and playing chords on a four string bass.