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This handbook for bass players includes: how to buy a bass; choose amps and effects; set-up tips; and electronics know-how. It features chapters which cover basic playing, theory, essentials of jazz, blues, rock, country and other styles, recording techniques and live performance tips. Also included is a colour gallery of landmark bass models such as the Fender Precision Bass, and insights from bassists including Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, James Jamerson, Les Claypool, Michael Manring and Jaco Pastorius.
An essential companion for every bass player, packed with technique, gear and inspiration from great players.
This is the right-hand man for players who live and breathe bass, or for beginners who want an all-in-one guide to the instrument that shakes the low end of rock, pop, jazz and more. This handbook details the ins and outs of buying basses and equipment; provides set-up and electronics tips; and explores unique characteristics of landmark bass models. Chapters on technique cover bass basics, theory, fretless playing, acoustic bass, the essentials of various music styles, recording, gigging, and more. Seminal interviews with great bassists include Jeff Berlin, Stanley Clarke, John Pattitucci, Bill Wyman, and many others. 44 pages, 8 3/8 inch. x 10 7/8 inch.