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Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
The Art of Solo Bass is a jumping off point, a place to glimpse the possibilities of the electric bass. This book examines the use of chords and chord/melody in performance, arranging, composing and the development and exploration of new techniques. From using chords to enhance and embellish your groovin' bass lines, to developing a comping style to perform with an ensemble and finally to create solo arrangements and compositions for practice and performance.
The Art of Solo Bass will open new horizons for you, the bass player. This is a step-by-step tutorial into the techniques, theory and practical application of solo bass. The Art of Solo Bass includes actual arrangements, recordings, notation and tablature to guide you along the way. Includes access to online audio.
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How to Use this Book
Lesson 1: Playing Major7, Minor7, Dominant7, 6th, and Diminished and Half Diminished Chords
Lesson 2: Using Chords to Create Hip Basslines
Lesson 3: Playing in a "Comping" Style — "Lizard"
Lesson 4: Playing in a "Comping" Style — "Take Five"
Lesson 5: Playing in a "Comping" Style — The Blues,Part1
Lesson 6: Playing in a "Comping" Style — The Blues,Part2
Lesson 7: Playing in a "Comping" Style — The Blues,Part3
Lesson 8: Playing in a "Comping" Style — "Sugar"
Lesson 9: Playing in a "Comping" Style — "Rhythm Changes"
Lesson 10: Chord Melody Arrangement — "Amazing Grace"
Lesson 11: Chord Melody Arrangement — "Over the Rainbow"
Lesson 12: Chord Melody Arrangement — "The Shadow of Your Smile"
Lesson 13: Chord Melody Arrangement — "Sugar"
Lesson 14: Chord Melody Arrangement — "How High the Moon"
Lesson 15: LoopingArrangement— "There are No Accidents"
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