Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Part I: The World According to Bass.
Chapter 1: Bass Bass-ics: What Is the Meaning of Bass?
Chapter 2: Gaining the Tools and Skills to Play.
Chapter 3: Reading, ’Riting, and Rhythm.
Part II: The Bass-ics of Playing.
Chapter 4: Warming Up: Getting Your Hands in Shape to Play.
Chapter 5: Understanding Major and Minor Structures.
Part III: Making the Moves, Creating the Grooves.
Chapter 6: Creating the Groove.
Chapter 7: Going Solo: Playing Solos and Fills.
Part IV: Using the Correct Accompaniment for Each Genre.
Chapter 8: Rock On! Getting Down with the Rock Styles.
Chapter 9: Swing It! Playing Styles That Rely on the Triplet Feel.
Chapter 10: Making It Funky: Playing Hardcore Bass Grooves.
Chapter 11: Sampling International Flavors: Bass Styles from Around the World.
Chapter 12: Playing in Odd Meters: Not Strange, Just Not the Norm.
Chapter 13: Groovin’ in a Genre: It’s All About Style!
Part V: Buying and Caring For Your Bass.
Chapter 14: Love of a Lifetime or One-Night Stand? Buying the Right Bass.
Chapter 15: Getting the Right Gear for Your Bass Guitar.
Chapter 16: Changing the Strings on Your Bass Guitar.
Chapter 17: Keeping Your Bass in Shape: Maintenance and Light Repair.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Innovative Bassists You Should Know.
Chapter 19: Ten Great Rhythm Sections (Bassists and Drummers).