Bass Guitar - Beginner
SKU: AP.44503 Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
. Composed by Morton Manus and Ron Manus. Bass Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Teach Yourself Series. Book and Digital Download. 80 pages. Alfred Music #00-44503. Published by Alfred Music (AP.44503).
ISBN 9781470626013. UPC: 038081502489. English.
Learn to play bass and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about buying a bass guitar, tuning and holding it, fingering and picking styles, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and bass lines, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, country, and jazz. Near the end of the book you will be introduced to the concept of playing from chord sheets, which will assist you in coloring your and others' musical creations with your own unique, rockin' style. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play from popular bass TAB folios and be ready to play in a band.
The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* TAB licks and bass lines
* Bass fingerboard chart
* Complete chord chart
* Photos showing hand positions and more
The accompanying video features educator Jared Meeker teaching every lesson and performing all the songs. The online media also includes TNT 2 software that lets you customize audio tracks for practice. Use it to slow down tracks, isolate and loop parts, and change tempos and keys.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred Music be your resource every step of the way.
About Teach Yourself Series
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred's Teach Yourself series guide you every step of the way. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Each method begins with basic fundamentals, such as hand position, holding the instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. Then move along to playing well-known songs -- all as you continue to increase your ever-growing ability to read music and understand your instrument. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including pop, blues, folk, and more. Alfred's Teach Yourself series opens up a brand-new world of musical knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to start playing now!