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The Working Bassist's Tool Kit

The Art & Craft of Successful Bass Playing

By Ed Friedland

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The Art & Craft of Successful Bass Playing. Book. Instruction, Bass Reference. Softcover with CD. 120 pages. Backbeat Books #0879306157. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.330596).

Item Number: HL.330596

ISBN 0879306157. 8.5x11 inches.

This book by Bass Player contributing editor and columnist Ed Friedland teaches electric or acoustic bassists of any style the musical skills essential in the working world, survival tips for tackling any gig, and techniques for achieving a competitive edge. It helps new working bassists hit the ground running, and pro players grow stronger. Topics include time and groove, chord charts, ear training, doubling, thumb technique, keeping time, faking tunes and many more, plus ways to assess a gig and deliver the goods. Includes lots of musical examples and exercises, both in the book and on the play-along CD.

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