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Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Book 1

The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play

By Ron Manus

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Bass guitar - Beginner
Book 1. The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play. Bass Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Alfred's Basic Bass Guitar Library. Instructional, Method and Play Along. Instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, fingerings, illustrations, instructional photos and instructional text. 64 pages. Alfred Music #00-28369. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28369).

Item Number: AP.28369

ISBN 9780739048863. 9x12 inches. English.

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Bass Method is the newest addition to the Alfred's Basic family of methods, featuring clear, well-paced instruction covering popular styles like rock, blues, country, and jazz. Lots of photos and diagrams make learning easy, and the DVD includes iPod-compatible video that is perfect for the visual learner. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Bass Method-the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students. Book 1 features all the necessities including how to hold your bass, tuning your bass, right-hand and left-hand technique, basics of reading music, notes on all four strings, scales, licks, and songs, how to read TAB, playing slides and accents, and photos and diagrams.

  • Parts of the Bass 
  • Parts of the Amp 
  • How to Hold Your Bass 
  • The Right Hand 
  • The Left Hand 
  • Tuning Your Bass 
  • The Basics of Reading Music 
  • Counting Time 
  • Notes on the First String G 
  • Playing Quarter Notes 
  • Playing Half Notes 
  • Playing Dotted Half Notes 
  • Playing Whole Notes 
  • Four Rhythms in 4/4 
  • Four Rhythms in 3/4 
  • Mixin' It Up in Four 
  • Mixin' It Up in Three 
  • Notes on the Second String D 
  • Playing D, E, and F 
  • Once Again 
  • Extra Credit in Three 
  • Skipping Down & Up 
  • Combining Notes on the G & D Strings 
  • Two-String Warm-Up 
  • D Minor Blues 
  • Notes on the Third String A 
  • Up-Stems & Down Stems 
  • A Few New Notes 
  • Lookin' Up 
  • The A Natural Minor Scale 
  • Rockin' a la Mode 
  • A Minor Lite 
  • Sharps 
  • Naturals 
  • Notes on the Fourth Fret 
  • Fourth Finger Frenzy 
  • Little Finger Challenge 
  • Notes on the Fourth String E 
  • E-String Strut 
  • Note-Finding Review 
  • Swing Bass Line 
  • Slithering Up 
  • Octaves 
  • All the Octaves You Know So Far 
  • Octave Jumps 
  • Octabass 12 
  • Octave Boogie Lick 
  • MetalOctavus 
  • Flats 
  • Jammin' with Sharps, Naturals, and Flats 
  • Flats and Naturals 
  • Flats, Sharps, and Naturals 
  • Bluesy Lick 
  • The Key of F Major 
  • The F Major Scale 
  • Key Signatures 
  • The Extended F Major Scale 
  • Rockin' in F 
  • Funky Bass 
  • Waltz in F 
  • Rock Ballad in F 
  • The Key of B flat Major 
  • The B flat Major Scale 
  • Jazz Blues in B flat 
  • B flat Bass Line 
  • Hold On 
  • The Chromatic Scale 
  • Chromatic Rock 
  • Bumble Bass 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Eighth Notes on an Open String 
  • Eighth Notes on Three Open Strings 
  • Eighth Notes with Fingered Notes 
  • Quick Time 
  • Early Rock with Eighths 
  • Eightude 
  • Rests 
  • No Time to Rest 
  • Quiet Time 
  • Warm-ups in the Keys of F & B flat 
  • Licks in the Keys of F & b flat 
  • Second Position 
  • The Key of G Major 
  • The G Major Scale 
  • Good King Wenceslas 
  • Blues in G 
  • Reading TAB 
  • Third Position 
  • The Key of C Major 
  • The C Major Scale 
  • Warm-up in C 
  • Bass Line for a Rocker 
  • The Slide 
  • Accented Notes 
  • Ties & Syncopation 
  • Syncopation in the Keys of C, G, F, & B flat 
  • The Dotted Quarter Note 
  • Preparatory Drill 
  • Rock Bass Line in G 
  • Rock Bass Line in F 
  • Combining Dotted Quarter Notes, Accents, & Slides 
  • Rock Licks with Syncopation 
  • High C sharp (or D flat) & D 
  • The Key of D Major 
  • The D Major Scale 
  • Joy to the World 
  • The D Scale in Repeated Notes 
  • Rock Licks in the Keys of G, C, & D 
  • Heavy Metal Licks in G, C, & D 
  • Sixteenth Notes & the Dotted 8th and 16th Note Rhythm 
  • Shuffle Nos. 1 & 2 
  • Shuffle Rhythm Bass Lines 
  • Blues in C 
  • Jazzy Bass Line in D 
  • Rockin' Line in F 
  • Cashin' In 
  • The Key of A Major 
  • The A Major Scale 
  • Incomplete Measures 
  • Bass Line for a Country Song 
  • Licks in the Key of A 
  • The Key of E Major 
  • The E Major Scale 
  • E Major Warm-up in 4/4 
  • E Major Warm-up in 3/4 
  • High D sharp (or E flat) & E 
  • The Two-Octave E Major Scale 
  • Licks in the Key of E 
  • Bass Fingerboard Chart 
  • Certificate of Promotion 
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