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!
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.
When Leo Fender added a bass to his growing family of instruments 50 years ago, he created a new world for musicians and revolutionized an industry in the process. Using hundreds of photographs, this exciting release chronicles the evolution of that instrument from 1951 to 2001, providing background, history and highly researched facts vital to understanding everything about this remarkable member of the Fender family. A must for all music fans!
Is it possible that a photographer is hiding beyond a journalist? A writer beyond a photographer? And beyond a drop-out someone who's quite willing to have a career - but by his own rules and at his own time and place? Can a man from Hamburg, Germany survive in Mauritius, Africa? And what's going on in such a man? Many questions surround writer, photographer and journalist Christian Bass. In ´´This is me - a monkey in the music´´ he answers them all. He invites his readers to have a close look at his inner thoughts and fears. In his lyrics he talks about his ups and downs. ´´This is me!´´ is a simple but self-confident statement of a man who has proven ´´If you really want something, there's always a way!´´
Paul teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, King´s College and Stowe School, and has held master classes at the Bass Centre, the Academy and the Musicians Institute. He produced a tuitionvideo called -The Compete Bass Guitar Player- in 1992, which has been sold throughout Europe. His compositions and TV themes have been used extensively all over the world. Recently he has been on 3 major European jazz tours with Barbara Thompsons Paraphernalia, appearing at over 350 concerts. He has written several articles for music magazines, and is at present involved in writing, producing and recording 2 albums of his own material.
Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD! The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability. * Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar * From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented * Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions * Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try * The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section * Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass Whether you´re a beginner bass player or you´re looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!
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.