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The Literate Bassist

By Fred Paterno

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Electric bass - Intermediate
Composed by Fred Paterno. Squareback saddle stitch. All styles, studies & exercises. Book. With technique. 80 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #93822. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93822).

Item Number: MB.93822

ISBN 9780871669582. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

We have all heard bass lines that literally make the song. The purpose of this book is to integrate sight-reading ability with the facility to create such original and memorable bass lines. The author includes studies and examples in rock, blues, jazz, reggae, funk, Calypso and other styles- all while imparting new playing skills and essential music theory. This book is not a shortcut method, but rather offers a clear overall perspective of learning to play the bass in popular styles. The appendix includes information on key signatures, scale patterns, and a versatile chart of chord spellings from major triads to 13th chords. Written primarily in standard notation with a few fretboard scale diagrams, this book will give you the comprehensive fretboard knowledge and improved sight-reading ability you need to become The Literate Bassist you were meant to be!

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