music theory for the bass player

Music Theory For The Bass Player
Author: Ariane Cap
Publisher: CapCat Music Media
Release Date: 2018-12-22
Pages: 184
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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. Included with this book are 89 videos that are incorporated in this ebook. This is a workbook, so have your bass and a pen ready to fill out the engaging Test Your Understanding questions! 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 (reading music is of course a vital skill, yet, the author believes it should not be tackled at the same time as the study of music theory, as they are different skills with a different practicing requirement. Reading becomes much easier once theory is mastered and learning theory on the fretboard using diagrams and patterns as illustrations, music theory is very accessible, immediately usable and fun. This is the definitive resource for the enthusiastic bassist! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} This book and the 89 free videos stand on their own and form a thorough source for studying music theory for the bass player. If you'd like to take it a step further, the author also offers a corresponding 20 week course; this online course works with the materials in this book and practices music theory application in grooves, fills and solos. Information is on the author's blog.

Music Theory For Bass Players
Author: Steve Gorenberg
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Release Date: 2018-06
Pages: 160
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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(Bass Instruction). Finally, a music theory book designed for bass players of all levels! With this comprehensive workbook, you'll expand your fretboard knowledge and gain the freedom and confidence needed to tackle any musical challenge. Rather than overwhelm the reader with lots of complex theory that may be useful for jazz guitarists or keyboard players, this book and audio pack focuses on the elements that are essential for the bass player throughout, like how to write bass lines, lay down a solid foundation, and improvise. Features hundreds of examples to study and practice, including loads of "real world" bass lines and play-along audio tracks to jam to! Includes over 200 demonstration and play-along audio tracks and three bass fretboard theory video lessons online for download or streaming.

The Complete Guide To Music Theory For Bass Guitar Players
Author: James Eager
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018-12-04
Pages: 56
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Finally Understanding Music Theory For Bass Guitar Got Much Easier.Discover how learning music theory will make you better bass player:- Discover how to unlock the bass guitar so you no longer need tab.- Understand how you can communicate with other musicians and cut your rehearsal time in half.- Discover how musical notes relate to each other so you can learn songs and bass lines much faster.- Improve your musical ear by learning to predict what chords or bass notes will be coming next.Understanding Music Theory has the power to transform your playing... but it can also confuse many students too. The reality is it's been over complicated for years. You just need to be shown the right elements of music theory, in the right order and discover how they directly relate to the bass guitar.The Complete Guide To Music Theory For Bass Players is a step by step manual that shows you the music theory that really matters and give you a simple and logical progression to learn it in. Here's what you will learn:- Discover how the fundamentals of music theory on the bass guitar work, even if you can't name one note on the bass guitar.- Discover the one scale that will open up the world of music and how 80% of rock / pop / soul / funk and jazz music relates directly back to it. Find out how Triads, Arpeggios, Chord Tones, Modes, and the Nashville Number system work on the bass guitar neck.- Find out the other musical instruments that will help you improve your understanding of the bass guitar.- See how this music theory works directly on the bass guitar with the One-Hour Explainer Video that comes with this book.- Discover real world examples of songs so you can see these pivotal concepts in action.... and see this all in action too with the explainer video.In The Complete Guide Music Theory For Bass Players we strip out the fluff so you only get the information that really matters and will enable you to jumpstart your bass guitar progress.

Bass Theory
Author: John Goodman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Pages: 202
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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As bass players we play accompaniment to songs and so it is essential that we understand songs, song structure, chord function, chord progressions and how chord progressions relate to melody and to basslines. Bass Theory provides an introduction to song structure as well as the basic elements of music theory, including: the layout of the bass fretboard; the structure of scales; the major, minor, pentatonic and other scales; keys; intervals; chord tones; major and minor chord structure; the Circle of Fifths; modes - and much, much more! Designed with those who do not read music in mind, Bass Theory covers everything you need to know to apply music theory to the electric bass guitar.

Music Theory For Bassists
Author: Sean Malone
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 64
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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(Bass Method). Bass players of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book and CD package. Acclaimed bassist and music theory professor Sean Malone will take you on a journey through the fascinating realm of the written language of music, using easy-to-understand terms and concepts, music examples, diagrams, and much more. The accompanying audio CD provides 96 tracks of examples, demonstrations, and play-alongs.

Bass Guitar For Dummies
Author: Patrick Pfeiffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-05-23
Pages: 360
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Shake the earth with deep, sonorous vibrations. Be the force that relentlessly drives the music. Rumble like the ominous thunder of an approaching storm. For you, it's not enough just to be heard; you need to be felt, too. You need to play bass guitar. Imagine your favorite music without bass. It doesn't work, does it? The bass is the heartbeat of the music, the foundation of the groove, and the glue that holds together all the different instruments. You can feel the vibrations of the low notes – sometimes subtle and caressing, sometimes literally earthshaking – as they propel the song. The bass is the heart. So leave center stage to the other musicians – you have more important work to do. The limelight may be cool, but bassists rule! You can find everything you need to dominate the bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies – whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking for way to improve. And you won't drown in complicated music theory, either; this easy-to-understand reference gives you just enough music theory to get you on your way. Bass Guitar For Dummies includes the following topics and more: Exploring the anatomy of a bass guitar Getting started: Holding your bass, positioning your hands, and striking notes Reading bass notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves Creating a groove and playing solos and fills Examining different bass-playing styles, from rock and funk to blues and reggae Caring for your bass: Cleaning, changing strings, and so on Buying your own bass and accessories Top Ten lists on bassists you should know about Bass Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio clips of all the examples in the book. So put away the air bass guitar and get yourself the real thing. With the help of Bass Guitar For Dummies, you'll be groovin' in your own band in no time! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners
Author: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Publisher: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Pages: 52
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Teach yourself how to play bass with our easy bass lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free bass videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.*** "I love this book! It taught me everything I needed to know about playing bass." - Harry Smith, Watertown MA Progressive Beginner Bass contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great bass player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson bass tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of basses including electric bass and acoustic bass. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the bass guitar is required to teach yourself to learn to play bass guitar from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play beginner bass notes and beginner bass scales used in popular bass lines and bass licks • All the fundamental techniques of bass playing including how to play bass with a pick or fingers and how to play using alternate picking, slides and hammer-ons • How to read bass music for beginners and how to read bass tab for beginners • Bass theory for reading key signatures, time signatures, intervals, sharps and flats, ties, rests, triplets and syncopation • How to tune bass • Bass tips and bass tricks that every player should know when learning bass guitar • Shortcuts for how to learn bass fast by getting the most from bass practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the bass today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners bass guitar lessons written by a professional bass teacher • Full color photos and diagrams • Easy-to-read bass music for beginners, accompanying guitar chords and easy bass tabs for beginners • 61 bass exercises, bass riffs, bass arpeggios and popular easy bass songs for beginners in classic rock styles • Diagrams showing all notes on the bass guitar fretboard Beginner bass lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the bass guitar, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's bass lessons for beginners are used by students and bass teachers worldwide to learn how to play bass guitar. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted bass lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

5 String Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners
Author: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Publisher: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Teach yourself how to play bass with our easy 5 string bass guitar lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.*** "This book explores the potential that the added string gives you on a 5 string bass. It's also great for learning chord arpeggios and scales, which are essential for writing your own bass lines. This book is invaluable for anyone who has bought a 5 string bass. I love this book! This is my favorite bass book!" - Jim Patterson, Honolulu HI Progressive 5 String Bass contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great 5 string bass player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson 5 string bass tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of basses. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the bass is required to teach yourself to learn to play bass from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play five string bass guitars • How to play bass notes, bass arpeggios, bass grooves and beginner bass scales used in 5 string bass music • All the fundamental techniques of 5 string bass playing • Bass theory for learning how to read bass music for beginners and how to read bass tabs for beginners • How to tune a bass • 5 string bass tips and bass tricks that every player should know when learning bass • Shortcuts for how to learn bass fast by getting the most from bass practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the bass today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners bass lessons written by a professional bass teacher • Complete with photos and diagrams • Easy-to-read bass music for beginners and easy bass tabs for beginners with chords for accompaniment • Bass chord pattern diagrams for all important bass chord arpeggios • 68 bass exercises, bass scales and bass arpeggios Beginner bass lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the bass, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's 5 string bass guitar lessons for beginners are used by students and bass teachers worldwide to learn how to play bass. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted bass lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

Theory For The Contemporary Bassist
Author: Tracy Walton
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Pages: 95
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Finally, the essential theory training today's bass player needs from one of the world's leading contemporary music schools. This easy-to-use, step-by-step method will prepare you to play bass in any musical style. Beginning with a review of the fretboard and reading standard notation in the bass clef, lessons progress in a logical order through scales, intervals, chords, and progressions including tritone substitutions, secondary chords and modulations. Test your knowledge with 25 worksheets and check your work against the answer keys. Theory of the Contemporary Bassistis the ultimate, must-own resource for the advancing bassist.

Beginning Electric Bass
Author: David Overthrow
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 96
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Perfect for beginning bassist or players who want to enhance their knowledge. Starting with a review of reading music, this book explains the basics of music theory as it relates to being a great bass player with an easy, step-by-step approach. Before you know it, you'll be using major scales, triads and 7th chords to create cool-sounding bass lines for the most important chord progressions all bassists need to know. Learn to lock in with a drummer and the basics of blues and funk styles. Students, teachers and self-taught players alike will enjoy this thorough, easy-to-use method.