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Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Starting our children in a world of music at an early age is one of the most valuable things we can give our kids today. Music education very important in our children's early years. Studies have shown that children that are involved in some sort of music program score higher in their daily school studies. This is book is designed to take a special approach to beginning younger bass players in a way that makes it interesting and fun for them to learn.
The Electric Bass for the Young Beginner takes the young student through all of the essential steps of learning how to play bass in a fun and exciting method. From learning all of the different parts of the bass guitar, to tuning it, right up to learning all of the notes on fingerboard, this book will get them off to a great start. Audio CD of examples included.
• Bass method designed for the smaller hands of a child
• Gets children started on the bass guitar in a fun and colorful way
• Children who start in music at an early age generally do better in all school subjects
• Covers all of the beginning essentials from the parts of the instrument all the way up to playing and learning the notes on the fingerboard.
Choosing an Electric Bass
Parts of the Electric Bass
How to Hold the Bass
Left and Right Hands
Tuning the Bass
Tuning the Bass with a Piano
Tuning the Bass with an Electronic Tuner
Parts of the Staff
Open Strings on the Staff and on Your Bass
Whole, Half and Quarter Notes
Notes on the E String (4th String)
Notes on the A String (3rd String)
Notes on the D String (2nd String)
Notes on the G String (1st String)
Let’s Take a Rest
The Repeat Sign
3/4 Time Signature
The Eighth Note or the 8th Note
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