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All About Bass

A Fun and Simple Guide to Playing Bass

By Chad Johnson

A Fun and Simple Guide to Playing Bass. Bass Instruction. Instructional and Play Along. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. 196 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695930).

Item Number: HL.695930

ISBN 1423408179. Instructional and Play Along. 8.5x11 inches.

Bass playing made fun and easy Have you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to play the bass guitar? If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your bass playing quest, then this is it: All About Bass is for you. Whether it's learning to read music, playing by ear, improvising, or all of the above, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start playing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus, learn interesting tid-bits on bass makes & models, care and maintenance, other fretted instruments, and other fun stuff about the bass. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: * An introduction to bass * Step-by-step music reading instruction * How to play by ear and improvise * Background on various styles of music, including dozens of favorite songs * Performing tips * CD includes over 90 tracks for demo and play-along. Over 40 popular songs, including: All Shook Up * Another One Bites the Dust * Born Under a Bad Sign * Brick House * Come Together * Get up (I Feel like Being) a Sex Machine * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * I Got You (I Feel Good) * In the Midnight Hour * Message in a Bottle * Paperback Writer * Pride and Joy * Sweet Emotion * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more.

  • Crazy 
  • Get Up (I Feel Like Being) A Sex Machine 
  • All Blues 
  • Crossfire 
  • All I Wanna Do 
  • All Shook Up 
  • All The Things You Are 
  • Pride And Joy 
  • I Want You Back 
  • So What 
  • Love And Happiness 
  • Another One Bites The Dust 
  • Money 
  • Come Together 
  • Cissy Strut 
  • Beast Of Burden 
  • Higher Ground 
  • Born Under A Bad Sign 
  • Alcohol 
  • Dancing In The Street 
  • Footprints 
  • Friends In Low Places 
  • The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) 
  • Hello Mary Lou 
  • I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) 
  • In The Midnight Hour 
  • Killing Floor 
  • Knock On Wood 
  • Message In A Bottle 
  • Paperback Writer 
  • Satin Doll 
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit 
  • Sweet Emotion 
  • Sweet Home Chicago 
  • Synchronicity II 
  • What's Going On 
  • Brick House 
  • Would? 
  • You Can't Hurry Love 
  • Your Cheatin' Heart 
  • Hide Away 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Boston, MA
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  • June 25, 2009 THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER USED!!!

    I learned more from this book than I did during 3 months of lessons. I don't take lessons anymore, I get this and then I learned so much!

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