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Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass composed by Earl Gately. For Upright Bass. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book. 44 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93638).
ISBN 9780786635184. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
At last, here is a method book for the upright string bass or 'dog house bass' as it is affectionately known in bluegrass circles. Although bluegrass bass has a style of its own, the knowledge gained through this method is applicable to virtually any musical genre. This book addresses the elements of tuning, hand positions, essential chord theory, slap bass technique, and playing in positions 1-10. A handy chart is provided for transposing chord progressions from one key to another. Written in standard notation only.
- Section I
- TUNING THE STRING BASS
- TUNING THE ELECTRIC BASS
- LEFT-HAND POSITIONS
- RIGHT-HAND POSITIONS
- BASIC THEORY
- FIRST POSITION (with studies for all notes)
- SECOND POSITION (with studies for all notes)
- ROOTS AND 5THS (in all keys)
- MAJOR, MINOR, AND 7TH CHORDS (in all keys)
- CHART (transposing chord progressions from one key to another)
- EIGHTH AND SIXTEENTH NOTES; TRIPLETS; TIES (how to play them)
- HAMMER ON TECHNIQUE
- Section II
- THIRD POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
- FOURTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
- FIFTH POSITION (with studies for all notes)
- SIXTH POSITION (with studies for all notes)
- BASS LINES FOR ALL CHORDS (1 and 2 bar patterns)
- SLAP BASS TECHNIQUE
- BLUEGRASS RUNS
- SEVENTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
- EIGHTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
- NINTH POSITION
- TENTH POSITION
Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass
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Instrument: Double Bass Sheet Music
Genre: Bluegrass Sheet Music
Format: Collection / Songbook