The Literate Bassist (eBook)
93822EB

We have all heard bass lines that literally make the song. The purpose of this book is to integrate sight-reading ability with the facility to create such original and memorable bass lines. The author includes studies and examples in rock, blues, jazz, reggae, funk, Calypso and other styles- all while imparting new playing skills and essential music theory.

This book is not a shortcut method, but rather offers a clear overa...more

Product Number:
93822EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
80
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1878-5
ISBN13:
978-16191-1878-2
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/21/2019

We have all heard bass lines that literally make the song. The purpose of this book is to integrate sight-reading ability with the facility to create such original and memorable bass lines. The author includes studies and examples in rock, blues, jazz, reggae, funk, Calypso and other styles- all while imparting new playing skills and essential music theory.

This book is not a shortcut method, but rather offers a clear overall perspective of learning to play the bass in popular styles. The appendix includes information on key signatures, scale patterns, and a versatile chart of chord spellings from major triads to 13th chords. Written primarily in standard notation with a few fretboard scale diagrams, this book will give you the comprehensive fretboard knowledge and improved sight-reading ability you need to become The Literate Bassist you were meant to be!

INTRODUCTION 
GLOSSARY 
UNDERSTANDING THE FINGERBOARD 
RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUES 
LEFT HAND FINGERING 
MIXED RHYTHMIC UNITS 
PRACTICE METHODS 
INTERVALS AND MOVABLE BASS LINES 
TRIADS IN RHYTHM ONE 
TRIADS IN RHYTHM TWO 
SHIFT ANTICIPATION 
THIRDS AND MAJOR KEYS 
INTERVALS AND TRIADS THROUGH THE CYCLE
MULTIPLE STOPS 
EXTENDED RANGE CHORDS 
DIMINISHED ETUDE 
LINE DEVELOPMENT 
17 TO IV7 VAMP 
ROCK BLUES 
JAZZ BLUES 
REGGAE 
GOSPEL 
PICKUPS 
DUETS 
FUNK 
CALYPSO 
PENTATONIC SCALE 
PENTATONIC STUDIES 
SOLOS AS FILLS 
MIXOLYDIAN MODE 
SOLOS ON A G7TH CHORD 
STANDARD AND JAZZ TUNES 
APPENDIX 
KEY SIGNATURES/MAJOR SCALES/SCALE TONE TRIADS/SCALE DEGREES
MODE DIAGRAMS 
CHORD SPELLING
 
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