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Hip-Hop Bass

101 Grooves, Riffs, Loops, and Beats

By Josquin Des Pres

101 Grooves, Riffs, Loops, and Beats. Hal Leonard Bass Builders. Learn To Play. Instructional book (softcover) and examples CD. With standard bass notation, bass tablature and bass notation legend. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695589).

Item Number: HL.695589

ISBN 0634022962. 9x12 inches.

This excellent book in our Bass Builders series features 101 authentic hip-hop bass lines spanning 25 years of urban music and covering East Coast, West Coast and Down South styles. The accompanying CD includes 98 full-demo tracks - performed by acclaimed bassist and author Josquin des Prés - and the book includes standard notation and tab.

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.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Joe Elder
    Newport News, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2006-09-11 00:00:00.0 Depends on you...

    If you're the kind of player that can adjust to just jumping into a new style, its a pretty good book to help get the feel of the genre. It doesn't explain techniques or anything. But it can sure help you get the idea of dead notes (hip...

    -hop came from funk and R&B which would explain that). Its also fun to play along with.

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