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The Bass Style Resource

A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

By Dave Overthrow

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A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz. Composed by Dave Overthrow. Bass Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Style Resource Series. Funk; Jazz; Metal; Rock. Book and CD. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-39295. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39295).

Item Number: AP.39295

ISBN 9780739089095. English.

You've learned the basics of bass, so now it's time to explore new styles and techniques to help you become a well-rounded and more knowledgeable player. With The Bass Style Resource, you will be exposed to a variety of musical influences that will help you create a unique, original, and exciting sound. You'll discover secrets of how to lock in with the drummer and make the band sound great, learn about important players, and understand what goes into creating an exceptional bass part. Dig in and explore new concepts that will unleash your inner musical potential. The included CD clearly demonstrates the musical examples in the book.

* Explore a wide variety of bass lines from blues and reggae to funk and heavy metal
* Learn about the styles and recordings of pioneering players
* Master techniques such as fingerstyle funk, slap & pop, playing chords, muted notes, and two-handed tapping
* How to keep good time and really lock in with the drummer
* Includes sample licks and tips on soloing.

  • Modern Funk Slap & Pop Lines 
  • Various Lines Using Double Thumping and Double Plucking 
  • CHAPTER TWELVE: Jazz---Walking Bass 
  • Beginning Walking Bass Lines---Chord Tones 
  • Intermediate Walking Bass Lines---Scale Tones 
  • Advanced Walking Bass Lines---Approach Notes, Chromatic Tones, and Rhythmic Activity 
  • Blue Neighbors 
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Latin Bass Lines 
  • Bossa Nova 
  • Samba 
  • Latin Funk in the Style of Jaco Pastorius 
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Playing Chords on the Bass 
  • Triads 
  • 7th Chords 
  • Chordal Pieces 
  • Funk Rock Groove 
  • CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Tapping Chords on the Bass 
  • Two-Hand Tapping  
  • Aqua Bossa 
  • Tapping a Shuffle Blues 
  • Tapping the Blues 
  • CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Licks and Soloing 
  • Rock Licks with the Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Blues Scale Licks 
  • Dorian Scale Licks 
  • Bass Solo 
  • Conclusion 
  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • CHAPTER ONE: Getting Started 
  • Half Steps And Whole Steps 
  • The Notes of the Fretboard 
  • Time Signatures 
  • Triplets and Swing Eighths 
  • Reading Bass Tablature 
  • Reading Chord Symbols 
  • CHAPTER TWO: The Groove 
  • The Power of the Groove 
  • The Interpretation of Time 
  • Playing with a Metronome 
  • The Power of Silence 
  • Playing with the Drummer 
  • CHAPTER THREE: The Major Scale 
  • Significance of the Major Scale 
  • Intervals 
  • Key Signatures 
  • The Circle of 5ths 
  • CHAPTER FOUR: Chords 
  • Diatonic Harmony 
  • Chord Chart  
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Modes and Scales 
  • Modes of the Major Scale 
  • Minor Scales 
  • Pentatonic and Blues Scales  
  • Diminished and Whole Tone Scales 
  • Scale Chart 
  • CHAPTER SIX: The Blues 
  • The Blues Form 
  • Major Pentatonic Blues 
  • Bass Patterns for Dominant 7th Blues 
  • Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scale Bass Patterns 
  • Blues Scale Riffs 
  • 12/8 Slow Blues 
  • Slow Blues in 12/8 
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: Rockabilly 
  • Aqua Leather Boots 
  • Jingle, Quake, and Sway 
  • Huge Spheres of Flame 
  • Reeled and Rocked 
  • Country Bass Lines 
  • Blues for the Country 
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: Rock Bass Lines 
  • Classic Rock 
  • Hard Rock and Heavy Metal 
  • Harmonic Metal Minor 
  • Progressive Rock 
  • CHAPTER NINE: Reggae/Jamaican Music 
  • Characteristics of Reggae Music 
  • Reggae Bass Lines 
  • Ska  
  • CHAPTER TEN: Old School Funk 
  • Characteristics of Funk Music 
  • Fingerstyle Funk 
  • The Slap & Pop Style 
  • Various Old-School Grooves 
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN: Modern Funk Slap & Pop 
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