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Progressive Bass Guitar BK000941 $16.95

Designed to enable you to play bass guitar in a band. Uses a lesson by lesson structure to gradually take you from the basics to creating your own bass lines. Covers riffs, scales, arpeggios, 12 bar blues, turnarounds, triplet timing, walking bass, and other techniques, as well as music theory as it relates to the bass guitar. CD includes 34 tracks with 115 examples from the book.

Mastering The Bass Book 2 MB95547BCD $24.95

The modern electric bass guitar patterns presented here are designed to teach the student guitarist and bassist the basics of playing effective "walking bass line" accompaniment for instrumentalists and vocalists. This is a no-nonsense book that gets quickly to the heart of the matter. It would best be appreciated by the intermediate to advance student already familiar with the fundamentals of electric bass guitar technique. Written in notation and tablature, Walking Bass provides a thorough grounding in chard theory as applied to the electric bass.

Bluegrass Bass Favorites MB20314 $9.95

This timeless book presents suggested bass lines for dozens of bluegrass favorites, offering the root and the fifth for each chord in the progression in guitar-friendly keys. No music, tab, or lyrics are included in this book, just the song titles and the author’s suggestion of a fundamental bass line in his own brand of shorthand. Perfect for the doghouse bassist wannabe!

50 Tunes for Bass, Volume 1 MB99940BCD $29.95

50 Tunes Volume 1 for Bass is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the bass.The parts in this book range from beginner to advanced and are arranged in "basic," "active" and "solo" levels. Basic, a standard accompaniment mode is the simplest level of bass playing. Active bass is a mixture of basic accompaniment and "walking" which is common in jazz music. Solo bass--which involves fast, syncopated melodic phrases--is the most complex level of bass playing. All parts are written in standard bass clef notation and 4-line bass tablature. Companion CD’s included.

Bass Scale Chart MB20692 $4.95
A working knowledge of scales and their applications to chord progressions is paramount for bassists. Mel Bay's Bass Scale Chart provides standard notation and tab, fingering diagrams, construction formulas in whole and half steps and application (usage) for the most common scales used today. This easy to read and understand chart is packed full of scalar information. A "must have" for aspiring bassists.

 
 
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