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Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Book 1

The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play

By Ron Manus

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Bass guitar - Beginner
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play. Bass Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Alfred's Basic Bass Guitar Library. Instructional, Method and Play Along. Instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, fingerings, illustrations, instructional photos and instructional text. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28369).

Item Number: AP.28369

ISBN 0739048864. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, fingerings, illustrations, instructional photos and instructional text. Instructional, Method and Play Along. 9x12 inches.

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Bass Method is the newest addition to the Alfred's Basic family of methods, featuring clear, well-paced instruction covering popular styles like rock, blues, country, and jazz. Lots of photos and diagrams make learning easy, and the DVD includes iPod-compatible video that is perfect for the visual learner. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Bass Method-the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students. Book 1 features all the necessities including how to hold your bass, tuning your bass, right-hand and left-hand technique, basics of reading music, notes on all four strings, scales, licks, and songs, how to read TAB, playing slides and accents, and photos and diagrams.

  • Parts of the Bass 
  • Parts of the Amp 
  • How to Hold Your Bass 
  • The Right Hand 
  • The Left Hand 
  • Tuning Your Bass 
  • The Basics of Reading Music 
  • Counting Time 
  • Notes on the First String G 
  • Playing Quarter Notes 
  • Playing Half Notes 
  • Playing Dotted Half Notes 
  • Playing Whole Notes 
  • Four Rhythms in 4/4 
  • Four Rhythms in 3/4 
  • Mixin' It Up in Four 
  • Mixin' It Up in Three 
  • Notes on the Second String D 
  • Playing D, E, and F 
  • Once Again 
  • Extra Credit in Three 
  • Skipping Down & Up 
  • Combining Notes on the G & D Strings 
  • Two-String Warm-Up 
  • D Minor Blues 
  • Notes on the Third String A 
  • Up-Stems & Down Stems 
  • A Few New Notes 
  • Lookin' Up 
  • The A Natural Minor Scale 
  • Rockin' a la Mode 
  • A Minor Lite 
  • Sharps 
  • Naturals 
  • Notes on the Fourth Fret 
  • Fourth Finger Frenzy 
  • Little Finger Challenge 
  • Notes on the Fourth String E 
  • E-String Strut 
  • Note-Finding Review 
  • Swing Bass Line 
  • Slithering Up 
  • Octaves 
  • All the Octaves You Know So Far 
  • Octave Jumps 
  • Octabass 12 
  • Octave Boogie Lick 
  • MetalOctavus 
  • Flats 
  • Jammin' with Sharps, Naturals, and Flats 
  • Flats and Naturals 
  • Flats, Sharps, and Naturals 
  • Bluesy Lick 
  • The Key of F Major 
  • The F Major Scale 
  • Key Signatures 
  • The Extended F Major Scale 
  • Rockin' in F 
  • Funky Bass 
  • Waltz in F 
  • Rock Ballad in F 
  • The Key of B flat Major 
  • The B flat Major Scale 
  • Jazz Blues in B flat 
  • B flat Bass Line 
  • Hold On 
  • The Chromatic Scale 
  • Chromatic Rock 
  • Bumble Bass 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Eighth Notes on an Open String 
  • Eighth Notes on Three Open Strings 
  • Eighth Notes with Fingered Notes 
  • Quick Time 
  • Early Rock with Eighths 
  • Eightude 
  • Rests 
  • No Time to Rest 
  • Quiet Time 
  • Warm-ups in the Keys of F & B flat 
  • Licks in the Keys of F & b flat 
  • Second Position 
  • The Key of G Major 
  • The G Major Scale 
  • Good King Wenceslas 
  • Blues in G 
  • Reading TAB 
  • Third Position 
  • The Key of C Major 
  • The C Major Scale 
  • Warm-up in C 
  • Bass Line for a Rocker 
  • The Slide 
  • Accented Notes 
  • Ties & Syncopation 
  • Syncopation in the Keys of C, G, F, & B flat 
  • The Dotted Quarter Note 
  • Preparatory Drill 
  • Rock Bass Line in G 
  • Rock Bass Line in F 
  • Combining Dotted Quarter Notes, Accents, & Slides 
  • Rock Licks with Syncopation 
  • High C sharp (or D flat) & D 
  • The Key of D Major 
  • The D Major Scale 
  • Joy to the World 
  • The D Scale in Repeated Notes 
  • Rock Licks in the Keys of G, C, & D 
  • Heavy Metal Licks in G, C, & D 
  • Sixteenth Notes & the Dotted 8th and 16th Note Rhythm 
  • Shuffle Nos. 1 & 2 
  • Shuffle Rhythm Bass Lines 
  • Blues in C 
  • Jazzy Bass Line in D 
  • Rockin' Line in F 
  • Cashin' In 
  • The Key of A Major 
  • The A Major Scale 
  • Incomplete Measures 
  • Bass Line for a Country Song 
  • Licks in the Key of A 
  • The Key of E Major 
  • The E Major Scale 
  • E Major Warm-up in 4/4 
  • E Major Warm-up in 3/4 
  • High D sharp (or E flat) & E 
  • The Two-Octave E Major Scale 
  • Licks in the Key of E 
  • Bass Fingerboard Chart 
  • Certificate of Promotion 

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