Music Theory for the Bass Player Comes with 89 videos that are viewable online. Have you always wanted to learn music theory but felt it was too overwhelming a task? Perhaps all the books seem to be geared toward pianists or classical players? Do you know lots of songs, but don´t know how the chords are put together or how they work with the melody? If so, this is the book for you! Starting with intervals as music´s basic building blocks, you will explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, more than 180 pages of vital information are peppered with mind-bending quizzes, effective mnemonics, and compelling learning approaches. Extensive and detailed photo demonstrations show why relaxed posture and optimized fingering are vital for good tone, timing and chops. You can even work your way through the book without being able to read music! Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. This is the definitive resource for the enthusiastic bassist!
From James Jamerson and Bootsy Collins to John Entwistle and Flea, this book examines the genesis of bass guitar.
Designing Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass is the most comprehensive guide to the design of tube-based preamplifiers for musical instrument use, in a single volume. From the input to the phase inverter this book discusses in detail the inner workings and practical design of every part of a conventional guitar preamp, including the use of triodes, pentodes, tone controls, effects loops and much more. This second edition is fully revised and includes four new chapters covering noise, signal switching, topology, and grounding. Aimed at intermediate-level hobbyists and circuit designers, it explores how to manipulate distortion and maximise performance for the perfect tone. With easy-to-read explanations, minimal math and over 250 diagrams and figures, it is an essential handbook for any tube amp enthusiast!
In the last hundred years - between the invention of the microphone and the computer - music has undergone a profound revolution. No longer confined to specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything. Why use a guitar when you can use a lawnmower? Why use a lawnmower when you can use an explosion in Libya? The Music evokes a shifting sonic landscape in precise detail - Chinese concrete slowly hardening, overlaid by a splintering cassette tape in the stereo of a car mid-crash. The noise of 73,984 insects hitting number plates followed by that of a drill striking oil deep beneath the earth´s surface. Or just the silence of two unfamiliar people as they look up at the night sky. As well as being a description of an imagined album this novel is a manifesto for sound, challenging how we hear the world itself, while listening to stories about humanity and our place in that world.
In diesem Notenbuch + Play-Along-CD legt Alejandro León Pellegrin 13 klangvolle Kompositionen für 2 Gitarren vor, in denen er traditionelle Rhythmen Lateinamerikas aufgreift und sie in einem gekonnten Crossover mit der Harmoniewelt des Jazz verbindet. Die sorgfältig eingespielte Play-Along-CD ist Inspiration und entführt in eine phantasievolle, rhythmisch und harmonisch interessante Klangwelt. Darüber hinaus stellt sie eine optimale Hilfe für die perfekte Vorbereitung auf die Probenarbeit mit einem Duopartner dar. Fünf der Duostücke beinhalten Solopassagen, über die frei improvisiert werden kann. Als Anregung finden sich im Anhang die fünf komplett ausnotierten Solos der Play-Along-CD. Die einzelnen Titel verfügen über eine Gesamtlänge von 21/2 bis 41/2 Minuten und bewegen sich im mittleren bis fortgeschrittenen Schwierigkeitsgrad.
Presents an account of the history of reggae. This book describes reggae´s origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. It relates the story of reggae to the history of Jamaica, from Colonial Island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.
Rock ´n´ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music´s thunderous, rumbly bottom end-the bass-in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection. In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock music´s foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddy´s trusted bass tech and curator, John ´´Skully´´ McIntosh, Geddy Lee´s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over two hundred classic basses from Geddy´s extensive collection. The book combines knowledge and observations gleaned from Geddy´s long, successful career with new and behind-the-scenes photos, ranging from his earliest days to Rush´s sold-out 40th anniversary tour in 2015, plus personal interviews with some of the world´s top bassists and collectors. A musician and guitar freak, Geddy has acquired the magnificent bass models that have been the backbone of the world´s greatest popular music, from greats such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce. The book features vintage basses from 1950 through the mid-1970s-the golden age of guitar making. Suffused with Geddy´s intelligence, taste, and disarming wit, Geddy Lee´s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is also an entertaining look at a legend´s career on stage, in the studio, and at home. Geddy shares his views of the role of the bass guitar in his life and in the lives of the great players who´ve influenced him, revealing his passions and motivations, and ultimately broadening fans´ appreciation of his beloved instrument.