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!
DescriptionHal Leonard Bass Method: Music Theory Bass players of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book and CD package.
Music Theory for the Bass Player:A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom Ariane Cap
Essential Music Theory for Electric Bass: Robert Garner
SetLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : BluesSeries : McCabe´s 101 SeriesNumber of pages : 40This collection showcases a variety of bass patterns that can be applied to blues recordings and performances, even by the novice. Included among the 101 patterns are ten standard blues turn-arounds and ten standard blues endings that can be used in literally thousands of songs. In addition, the book provides several pages of valuable music theory and other information on blues progressions. In notation and tablature.
Media Type : BookLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : JazzSeries : CompleteNumber of pages : 136 This comprehensive method includes every conceivable aspect of jazz bass performance. It begins with the teaching of the basics using illustrations of hand positions, basic theory, the first position, how to read music, fingering, accelerated fingerboard studies, a fingerboard note location chart to the 12th fret, four-string studies, rhythm studies, syncopated rhythms and dotted notes. The book then introduces the second through seventeenth position, scale and arpeggio studies, accelerated fingerings using two-octave scales and various arpeggios, chord applications, rhythm patterns, extension fingerings, and harmonic minor and harmonized major scales using diatonic 7th chords. Part IV consists of theory for the bassists, chord construction, relating chord symbols and numbers, and the harmonized major, natural, harmonic, and ascending (jazz) melodic minor scales. Diagrams of 26 chords with the transposition charts using G and C fingerings are included. Each progression covers many playing styles encountered by the modern bassist, including: walking, 2-beat, syncopated rhythms(funk), Latin, bebop changes, pop-rock, blues, traditional blues, deadened-string technique, funk playing plus full chord progressions within tunes. Chords are suggested for the very diverse bass lines, syncopated patterns, scales and arpeggios. Written in standard notation with chord diagrams.
Music Theory for the Bass Player - A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom: Ariane Cap
Media Type : BookLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : AllNumber of pages : 112This book is designed to help guide a beginning music theory dialogue between instructor and student in private one-on-one lessons. Six areas of beginning music theory are covered. The major scale, the natural minor scale, intervals, triads, seventh chords and harmonized major and minor scales. Fingerings, intervallic structures and note names are also diagrammed in each chapter. It is highly recommended that this book is used in the course of study with a professional bass instructor, though many players have found the book to be useful in self-study. A good bass teacher will help explain and demonstrate theory concepts in a live setting and also shed additional light in terms of alternate fingerings, ear training and gaining full technical mastery of theory concepts across the entire fingerboard
Victor Lemonte Wooten emerged as a once-in-a-lifetime, game-changing bassist in the early- 90s, via his highly innovative playing with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Launching his solo career a few years later, with A Show of Hands, it soon became apparent that Wooten was also a major musical force, thanks to an organic and highly original approach to music and music education. In this book/online video package, Victor Wooten Bass Workshop: The Language of Music and How to Speak It, Victor reveals his musical soul.In Part 1, he outlines his ten essential elements of music including such important and under-emphasized areas as emotion and feel, dynamics, tone, phrasing, space, and listening. This section deals more with Victor s concepts and approaches and are more theoretical in nature.In Part 2, Victor addresses the personal lessons, using text, notation, tablature, and video footage to cover such key topics as warming up and hand-strengthening, tone, harmonics, thumb technique, tapping, looping, and soloing. This section is a more how to approach with hands-on demonstrations. Throughout, Victor underscores this vital material with a groove first ethic, as well an accent on being musical and creative three mandatory ingredients to becoming a highly-sought-after professional bassist. All of which makes Victor Wooten Bass Workshop a must-have tool for bass players at all levels. Includes online 4 hrs. of video that can be streamed or downloaded.