Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass (eBook)
93638EB
At last, here is a method book for the upright string bass or "dog house bass" as it is affectionately known in bluegrass circles. Although bluegrass bass has a style of its own, the knowledge gained through this method is applicable to virtually any musical genre. This book addresses the elements of tuning, hand positions, essential chord theory, slap bass technique, and playing in positions 1-10. A handy chart is provided for transposing chord progressions from one key to another. Written in standard nota ...more
Product Number:
93638EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
44
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6097-4199-4
ISBN13:
978-16097-4199-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/7/2010
At last, here is a method book for the upright string bass or "dog house bass" as it is affectionately known in bluegrass circles. Although bluegrass bass has a style of its own, the knowledge gained through this method is applicable to virtually any musical genre. This book addresses the elements of tuning, hand positions, essential chord theory, slap bass technique, and playing in positions 1-10. A handy chart is provided for transposing chord progressions from one key to another. Written in standard notation only.
SECTION I

TUNING THE STRING BASS
TUNING THE ELECTRIC BASS
LEFT-HAND POSITIONS
RIGHT-HAND POSITIONS
BASIC THEORY
FIRST POSITION (with studies for all notes)
SECOND POSITION (with studies for all notes)
ROOTS AND 5THS (in all keys)
MAJOR, MINOR, AND 7TH CHORDS (in all keys)
CHART (transposing chord progressions from one key to another)
EIGHTH AND SIXTEENTH NOTES; TRIPLETS; TIES (how to play them)
HAMMER ON TECHNIQUE


SECTION II

THIRD POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
FOURTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
FIFTH POSITION (with studies for all notes)
SIXTH POSITION (with studies for all notes)
BASS LINES FOR ALL CHORDS (1 and 2 bar patterns)
SLAP BASS TECHNIQUE
BLUEGRASS RUNS
SEVENTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
EIGHTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
NINTH POSITION
TENTH POSITION

 
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