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The Ultimate Heavy Metal Bass Book

By Chris Matheos

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Electric bass guitar - Beginning
Composed by Chris Matheos. Style, Lines/Phrases/Rhythm Patterns, Contemporary, Pop, Perfect binding. Bill's Music Shelf. Rock. Book and online audio. 34 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #21444. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21444).

Item Number: MB.21444

ISBN 9780786675708. 8.5 X 11 inches.

This book is all about Heavy Metal bass playing. It can be very fast and complicated. A variety of grooves (open string, octave, hammer-on) that range from old school to contemporary are presented. Rhythmic studies and rhythm section awareness are also a focal point. Working with space and complicated kicks is a major part of this style. Audio tracks are available that feature original instrumental songs with a full band and play-along mixes. There is also a section that focuses on music theory and interesting scale options. All examples are written in bass clef 4 and tablature. Free audio downloads are available for use with this title.

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