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Electric Bass Method Volume 1

By Roger Filiberto

Electric bass guitar - Beginning
Composed by Roger Filiberto. Saddle-stitched, Methods. All Styles. Book and online audio/video. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93234).

Item Number: MB.93234

ISBN 9780871667854. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The most widely-used introductory bass method available! Both Volumes I and II present a standard notation approach to reading solo and arpeggio studies for four string bass. Included in Volume I are the rudiments of playing, plus handy charts of arpeggios featuring major, minor, augmented, diminished, and seventh chords, plus upper harmonic extensions. Volume II continues with studies, scales, walking bass patterns, and more. Applicable to any style of music, this method has gained acceptance as the foundational text for electric bass study world-wide.

  • Appendix 
  • Arpeggios 
  • Bass Parts  
  • Electric Bass Fingerboard Chart  
  • Fundamentals  
  • Introducing the Sharps and Flats  
  • Notes on the First String 
  • Notes on the Fourth String 
  • Notes on the Second String 
  • Notes on the Third String 
  • Playing Techniques  
  • Position of the Left Hand  
  • Position of the Right Hand  
  • Study on Open Strings  
  • The Eighth Note 
  • The Key Of C 
  • The Key of F 
  • The Key Of G 
  • The Rudiments of Music 
  • The Sixteenth Note  
  • The Triplet  
  • Tuning the Electric Bass  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Juan M. Contreras
    Rockville, MD
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  • 2003-05-29 00:00:00.0 Could Run Some More

    This book is a very well crafted one. Definitely a good start for a beginner. But I would recommend a book that is a little more fun. This keeps a pretty rigid course with some sappy songs that dont motivate the bassist a lot. However, it still completes its purpose...


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  • 5

    Warwick, RI
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  • 2001-08-19 00:00:00.0 Looking to play bass?

    Best bass book for the beginner!

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