Ukulele Bass Manual (Book + Online Video)
by Martin Schroeder & Liselotte Schell
This ukulele bass handbook offers a theoretical introduction to the development of the instrument and its maintenance, stringing and care. Discover the secret of the "UBass": how can such a small instrument make a sound that deep? Co-author Martin "Bassmati" Schroeder put the Kala UBass to the acid test and lets us take part in his experiences in studio and live recordings. The theoretical part is followed by tunes, bass lines, songs and catchy grooves to help you to learn. Cajon and UBass fit together real ...more
Product Number:
30058M
Format:
Book + Online Video
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
64
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9265-0
ISBN13:
978-07866-9265-1
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
11/5/2015
This ukulele bass handbook offers a theoretical introduction to the development of the instrument and its maintenance, stringing and care. Discover the secret of the "UBass": how can such a small instrument make a sound that deep? Co-author Martin "Bassmati" Schroeder put the Kala UBass to the acid test and lets us take part in his experiences in studio and live recordings. The theoretical part is followed by tunes, bass lines, songs and catchy grooves to help you to learn. Cajon and UBass fit together really well, so we included simple band scores for guitar, cajon and UBass to show you how a true rhythm section grooves. Includes access to online video.

The bass ukulele 
The tuning 
The Kala UBass Series 
Bass ukulele manufacturers 
The secret of the bass ukulele: Pahoehoe strings 
Maintenance of strings 
“Thundergut” Strings 
The bass ukulele: Live. 
The parts of your UBass 
The scale 
The octave 
scale and octave 
 Tune your bass ukulele 
The tuning 
Tuning with a tuner 
Tuning by ear 
Tuning with harmonics 
Stretching and dwindling tension 
Playing posture 
Fundamentals, 
Left and right hand 
Fingering 
Basic fingering 
Playing methods 
Before you start to play 
Notes and TAB 
Exercises 1/2: Boogie-Woogie 
Interview with Martin ‘Bassmati’ Schroeder 
Range and fret board, 
Identical tones 
Examples of identical tones 
Basics of music theory 
Whole tone steps - half tone steps 
Accidentals and key signature 
Modes 
Accidentals 
Validity of accidentals 
Rhythm and Measure 
Introduction 
Rhythm notation 
Measure 
Rhythm exercises 
The metronome 
Timing 
Beats per minute 
Tempo indication 
Rests 
Counting in 
Pickup 
Eight note and dotted quarter note 
Scales in first position 
C-major – second position, 
D major scale – position change 
To play ‘by ear’ 
Main harmony—tonic, subdominant, dominant 
Comping in practice 
Comping with chord symbols 
Overview 
Common bass accompaniment patterns 
Jazzy walking bass line 
Latin bass line 
Latin-Calypso 
Fast dance tune 
Rock 
Pop Song 
Rhumba 
Boogie/ Rock‘n Roll 
Latin 
Chords 
Special techniques 
The Slide 
Hammer on, pull off 
Ghost Notes 
Play in a band 
Rock 
Rock Ballad 
Boogie—Woogie 
Blues Rock. 
Rhythm‘n Blues. 
Latin 
Rock‘n Roll 
Country 
Solo Pieces for the bass ukulele 
The Monkey 
Sammy‘s Boogie 
Walking With You 
Voilà 
Calypso 
Duets for 2 UBasses 
Keep Cool, Man 
Blues for Paul 
Songs 
Old Mac Donald 
Camptown Races 
Clementine 
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore 
About 

 
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