Bass Line Basics for Guitar (eBook + Online Audio)
Bass Line Basics introduces guitarists to the art of adding bass lines to their chord/rhythm playing. Adding bass lines to the average chord progression gives a sense of direction and motion to chord accompaniment. "Four to the bar" comping with moving bass lines as well as bass lines with chord melody are also covered in this text. These techniques are valuable to the guitarist playing in small group and big band settings. Examples of each technique are written in standard notation and tab and cover a vari ...more
Product Number:
98387BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
32
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5672-5
ISBN13:
978-16106-5672-6
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/11/2011
Bass Line Basics introduces guitarists to the art of adding bass lines to their chord/rhythm playing. Adding bass lines to the average chord progression gives a sense of direction and motion to chord accompaniment. "Four to the bar" comping with moving bass lines as well as bass lines with chord melody are also covered in this text. These techniques are valuable to the guitarist playing in small group and big band settings. Examples of each technique are written in standard notation and tab and cover a variety of styles. Music theory and chord construction basics are discussed in an easy to understand fashion. The concept of adding bass lines to guitar chord accompaniment is explained in a way that is easy to understand, with examples that are fun and instructional. The accompanying audio gives students the opportunity to hear the examples as they are written in the book. Includes access to online audio.
Bass Line Basics for Guitar

Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 3
Chapter I : Basic Harmony
Key Signature Chart ........................................................................................................ 4
Scale Tones ........................................................................................................................ 5
Chord Formulas ............................................................................................................... 7
Chapter II : Bass Lines With Chords
Bass Line Plus Chord Technique ................................................................................... 9
Style Definition With Examples ................................................................................... 10
Tunes
Basic Latin ....................................................................................................................... 13
Swingbird........................................................................................................................ 14
Jones Bones ..................................................................................................................... 16
Standard Groove Blues ................................................................................................. 17
Chapter III : Time Playing With Emphasis On Bass Line
Style Definition With Examples ................................................................................... 20
Tunes
In The Pocket .................................................................................................................. 23
Fast Forward................................................................................................................... 24
Bluesbird Blues............................................................................................................... 26
Chapter IV : Bassline Plus Chord With Melody
Style Definition .............................................................................................................. 27
Moonwalk ....................................................................................................................... 28
Bossa For Phil ................................................................................................................. 30
Ballad Petite .................................................................................................................... 32
 
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