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Blues Bass

The Complete Method

By Jon Liebman

Book/Online Audio Bass
The Complete Method. Hal Leonard Bass Builders. Instructional. Softcover book and CD package. With instructional text, introductory text, bass tablature and standard notation. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695235).

Item Number: HL.695235

ISBN 9780793586684. 9x12 inches.

The best single source for learning to play the blues for bass! Styles covered include: Delta blues, Texas blues, New Orleans blues, West Coast blues, Chicago blues, boogie woogie blues, jazz blues, and more. Also covers 12-bar blues, 8-bar blues, 24-bar blues, minor blues, tags & turnarounds, 12/8 feel, swing, shuffle, jazz, pop, slow blues, funk blues and R&B. The CD includes 74 full-band tracks.

About Hal Leonard Bass Builders

Bass Builders is a series of technique book/audio packages created for the purposeful building and development of your chops. Each volume is written by an expert in that particular technique. And with the inclusion of audio - either CD or cassette - the added dimension of hearing exactly how to play particular grooves and techniques makes this truly like a private lesson.

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  • 3

    ray brown
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  • November 08, 2004 Bluesbass Just a repetition from 5 stars

    A useful book, but if the CD included the "endings, Tags & turnarounds" and repeated the Blues examples it would be great. The CD:- Once through as a play along is fine but to repeat the Blues example would make it a great. The CD is frustrating as it doesnt allow...

    the repeat of the track the notation suggests.

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  • 5

    Collingwood, Ontario
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  • March 02, 2003 Must Have for Aspiring Blues Bass Player

    This book begins with a comprehensive history of the blues, its styles, innovators and the role of the blues bassist. Moreover, there is a list of artists categorized by styles for recommended listening. The 70 plus lessons are easy to follow and appear in both notation and tablature. The CD...

    allows the student to closely follow each lesson. This is a great book for intermediate players interested in honing their blues skills. The entire blues spectrum is covered.

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