Power Tools for Five-String Bass (eBook + Online Audio)
99378BCDEB
This book is designed to give five-string electric bass players an understanding of the bass fingerboard. Such knowledge is essential for the creation of melodic bass lines. Bass players must be able to perform on their instruments to the utmost of their abilities. To do so, they need the same tools that make any musician a powerful performer. The first set of tools consists of scales and arpeggios, which are the basic units from which all melodies and chord progressions are derived. This book will teach yo...more
Product Number:
99378BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
80
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5755-1
ISBN13:
978-16106-5755-6
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/29/2017
This book is designed to give five-string electric bass players an understanding of the bass fingerboard. Such knowledge is essential for the creation of melodic bass lines. Bass players must be able to perform on their instruments to the utmost of their abilities. To do so, they need the same tools that make any musician a powerful performer. The first set of tools consists of scales and arpeggios, which are the basic units from which all melodies and chord progressions are derived. This book will teach you, with a minimum of pain and lost sleep, to play these patterns over the entire range of this beautiful instrument. Written in notation, tablature, and fretboard diagrams. Includes access to online audio containing every exercise in the book.
How to use this book
Establishing a practice schedule
Notation legend
Note location guides
Warm-up exercises
What are scales?
The D major scale
The E major scale
Major scale melodic exercises
Extended major scale studies
What are intervals?
Intervals of the major scale
Minor, diminished, and augmented intervals
What are arpeggios?
Arpeggios of the D major scale
Arpeggios of the E major scale
How to build chords & arpeggios
What are major pentatonic scales?
The D major pentatonic scale
The E major pentatonic scale
Major pentatonic melodic exercises
What are relative minor scales?
The B minor scale
The C# minor scale
Minor scale melodic exercises
Extended minor scale studies
What are minor penttonic scales?
The B minor pentatonic scale
The C# minor pentatonic scale
Minor pentatonic melodic exercises
Summary
Blank fingerboard grids
 
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