How to Play Bass: For the Bassist Looking to Progress Their Skills and Knowledge

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With over 150 photographic examples, illustrations and purpose made diagrams, How to Play Bass is for players looking to expand their skills and knowledge. Subjects such as technique, fret-board layout and theory are explained in detail. Music theory is explained in terms of the fret-board and a system categorising the major scale into three fundamental shapes is used from which further scales and arpeggios can be understood. Learn arpeggios from basic to 7th's using the three-shape system, then play them over musical pieces which are rhythmically simple for you to develop an awareness of the intervals; an essential skill for creating your own Basslines. Learn the modes of the major scale then understand the basics of how chords are arranged within music, and learn the Roman numeral chord system. The rhythmical aspect of conventional notation is covered so you can use it in conjunction with tablature. The book includes 60 downloadable mp3 tracks in various styles with a demo and backing track for each. Also includes information on how to string a Bass guitar, how to practise and an introduction to further techniques such as Slap n' Pop and Harmonics.