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Complete Blues Bass

Complete Blues Bass composed by Mike Hiland. For Electric Bass Guitar. Perfect binding, Methods. Complete. Blues. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 196 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95403BCD).

ISBN 9780786665563. Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A very thorough study of blues bass lines covering many different blues styles from Texas swing to jazz and rock blues. Along with specific instruction and analysis, plenty of sample blues bass lines are included. Great for beginners to advanced players, this book will teach you everything you need to know to play the blues. In notation and tablature.This package includes a play-along stereo CD demonstrating most of the exercises in the book. Most of the exercises are recorded with bass and drums only, with the last few lessons adding electric guitar.

  • Fretboard Diagram 
  • Music and Tablature 
  • Major Scale Walking Pattern 
  • Mixolydian Walking Pattern 
  • The Basic 12-Bar Blues Progression 
  • Playing The Blues 
  • Basic Blues Grooves 
  • More Blues 
  • Playing Techniques  
  • Scales and Chords 
  • Major Scales 
  • The Mixolydian Scale 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scales 
  • The Minor Blues Scale 
  • The Altered Blues Scale 
  • Chord Types 
  • Blues Progressions 
  • Basic 12-Bar Progressions 
  • 12-Bar Variations 
  • 8-Bar Blues 
  • 16-Bar Blues 
  • Minor Blues Progressions 
  • Texas Swing 
  • Texas Shuffle  
  • Jump Blues 
  • Chicago Blues 
  • Rhythm And Blues 
  • Slow Blues Styles 
  • Rock Blues 
  • Jazz Blues 
  • Intros 
  • Fills 
  • Turnarounds 
  • Blues Review 
  • Puttin' It All Together 
  • NOW WHAT? 

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  • September 01, 2005 Plenty to learn and practice here!

    This would probably be a good first bass book for anyone just starting out (with all the examples just happening to be blues!!) I think a beginner can really learn how the bass functions, especially within the blues by reading this book. The theory he presents is very clear and...

    makes sense. He explains things very well. Not being advanced, I can't say how far down the road this would take someone, but there are 196 pages of musical examples with a minimum of explanation. After explaining something, he really gives a good sampling of variations and examples.

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