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  • No Nonsense Electric Bass

    This book is a beginning method for the students of the electric Bass who may not always have a teacher to consult. It covers open strings, tuning, striking the strings, using a pick, music notations, counting rhythms, introduction and studies for each string, octave studies, table of intervals, triad studies, rhythm studies, 12 bar blues and ma...

    SKU: AM2620
    £5.99
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  • Jazz Bass Compendium

    Comprehensive jazz Bass method.

    SKU: AM2634
    £22.50
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  • Chord Studies for Electric Bass

    This method thoroughly covers basic and extended chords in all keys. Melodic studies designed for the intermediate and advanced player develop all aspects of technique. Special emphasis is placed on playing in the higher register. This method can also be effectively used for acoustic Bass study.

    SKU: AM2647
    £14.95
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  • Jazz Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist

    the purpose of this book is to provide a course of study for any Bassist choosing to develop improvisational skills with the bow. This book, the first of its kind, is designed as a methodical approach to learning the techniques that are used for bowing improvised music on the double Bass.

    SKU: AM2654
    £16.95
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  • Concepts for Bass Soloing



    This is the only book ever published specifically designed to improve soloing on the Bass. The set includes two CDs of Marc Johnson soloing on each exercise, and transcriptions of Bass solos by Eddie Gomez, Scott La Faro, Jimmy Haslip. George Mraz, Gary Willis and Dominique Di Piazza. Complete chapters on: choices of notes in one mode, phrasing ...

    SKU: AM2655
    £19.99
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  • Electric Bass Guitar

    This book is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the theory, practice and performance of the electric Bass guitar. Includes instruction and advice from Jeff Berlin, Carol Kaye, Nathan East, Stanley Clark, Billy Sheehan, Jimmy Haslip, Bunny Brunel and others. From the editors of Guitar Player and Bass Player magazines.

    SKU: AM2656
    £14.49
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  • Bass Lessons with the Greats

    In 'Bass lessons With the Greats', six major artists known for their innovative contributions to contemporary jazz, rock, funk, fusion and latin bass share the vast knowledge and experience that keeps them on the cutting edge of the music world. Via in-depth lessons containing over 100 examples, Lincoln Goines, Jimmy Haslip, Alphonso Johnson, Ro...

    SKU: AM2660
    £22.99
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  • Note Reading Studies for the Bass



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    This book was written for Bassists who wish to learn to read music, as well as for those who wish to sharpen their music-reading skills. The studies in the book progress from beginning to professional levels, and represent a variety of styles today's serious players are likely to encounter in real world musical situations.

    SKU: AM2661
    £10.99
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  • Time Signature Studies for Bass



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    This is a comprehensive study of the time signatures for the four and five string electric and acoustic Bass, written by jazz great Chuck Rainey. The book is filled with numerous inventive rhythmic studies and exercises.

    SKU: AM2662
    £8.95
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  • Building Walking Bass Lines



    A walking Bass line is the most common approach to jazz Bass playing, but it is also used in rock, blues, latin, country and many other types of music. The specific goal of this book is to familiarise players with the techniques used to build walking bass lines and to make them aware of how the proceá works. Through the use of 90 minutes of reco...

    SKU: AM2664
    £13.95
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  • Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

    This comprehensive book can help Bassists and drummers gain valuable playing experience in jazz, funk and Latin jazz styles. the CD features 16 play along tracks with parts and playing suggestions for each tune. Jazz Classics by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins are included along with funk tunes by 'Pee Wee' Ellis, Ru...

    SKU: AM2670
    £28.49
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  • The Bass Grimoire

    Literally the best Bass book in the Business. This professional reference tool contains thousands of diagrams, charts, illustrations and fretboard patterns along with clear and concise theory and instruction. As recommended by Noel Redding.

    SKU: AM2671
    £18.99
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