Bass Guitar For Dummies book cover

Bass Guitar For Dummies

Published: July 21, 2020

Overview

Way more than just the bass-ics . . .  

Whatever youÂre playingÂfunk, soul, rock, blues, countryÂthe bass is the heart of the band. Bassists provide a crucial part of the driving force and funky framework that other members of any band work off. From John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, to The Pixies Kim Deal, to James BrownÂs favored bassist, Jimmy Nolan, bass players have made big names for themselves and commanded respect throughout music history.  

In Bass Guitar For Dummies, Patrick PfeifferÂwho coached U2Âs Adam Clayton, among othersÂis your friendly guide to laying down the low end. Starting from the beginning with what bass and accessories to buy, the book shows you everything from how to hold and position your instrument to how to read music and understand chords. YouÂll develop your skills step-by-step until youÂre confident playing your own solos and fills.  

  • Sharpen skills with instructional audio and video 
  • Discipline your play with exercises 
  • Understand chords, scales, and octaves 
  • Care for your instrument 

Whether youÂre new to the bass or already well into the groove, Bass Guitar For Dummies gives you the thorough balance of theory and practice that distinguishes the titanic Hall of Famer from the just so-so. 

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Bass Guitar For Dummies (9781118748800). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

Way more than just the bass-ics . . .  

Whatever youÂre playingÂfunk, soul, rock, blues, countryÂthe bass is the heart of the band. Bassists provide a crucial part of the driving force and funky framework that other members of any band work off. From John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, to The Pixies Kim Deal, to James BrownÂs favored bassist, Jimmy Nolan, bass players have made big names for themselves and commanded respect throughout music history.  

In Bass Guitar For Dummies, Patrick PfeifferÂwho coached U2Âs Adam Clayton, among othersÂis your friendly guide to laying down the low end. Starting from the beginning with what bass and accessories to buy, the book shows you everything from how to hold and position your instrument to how to read music and understand chords. YouÂll develop your skills step-by-step until youÂre confident playing your own solos and fills.  

  • Sharpen skills with instructional audio and video 
none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Discipline your play with exercises 
  • Understand chords, scales, and octaves 
  • Care for your instrument 
  • Whether youÂre new to the bass or already well into the groove, Bass Guitar For Dummies gives you the thorough balance of theory and practice that distinguishes the titanic Hall of Famer from the just so-so. 

    P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Bass Guitar For Dummies (9781118748800). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!
    Bass Guitar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    The real fun and challenge of playing a bass guitar is that the patterns of the chords and scales never change, no matter what musical key you’re in. Memorizing the order of your bass’s musical notes can prepare you to tackle those chords and scales. Once you know the notes, you can master basic chords, 7th chords, modes, and solo scales and become a truly versatile bassist. And while you’re working on those chords and scales, use playing exercises to strengthen your left hand and increase your versatility even more!