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Learn to Play 5-String Bass

By Mike Hiland

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Electric Bass Guitar - Beginning
Composed by Mike Hiland. Saddle-stitched, Methods. All Styles. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94721BCD).

Item Number: MB.94721BCD

ISBN 9780786627721. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The five-string bass is growing rapidly in popularity due to its expanded tonal range plus the added versatility and creativity it offers. Mike Hiland is an accomplished bassist and writer. Building on the player's knowledge of four-string bass, this easy-to-understand, nuts-and-bolts method in notation and tablature gives the player the tools to tackle the extra low end (low B string). It presents what the bass student both wants and needs to know including finger exercises, scales, arpeggios, slapping, and tricks to help you around the 5-string! A companion CD is included which demonstrates each of the scales and exercises at full tempo with a drum machine.

  • 1) Reading 
  • 2) Exercises 
  • 3) Musical Examples 
  • 4) Scales 
  • 5) Chord Tones 
  • 6) Tricks 
  • 7) Slap Stuff 
  • 8) Bass Lines 
  • 9) Last Word