The bass guitar is an essential instrument in the "big three" styles of music: rock, jazz, and Latin. If you want to learn to play what's often called the heart of a band, you can do it with The Everything Bass Guitar Book with CD
. You'll get an introduction to music theory, learn about common bass lines and patterns, and discover how the bass can be used as a solo instrument.
Written by two accomplished musicians, this step-by-step guide outlines the basics of playing this versatile instrument, including:Where to find the right equipment-from a bass to an amp and accessoriesHow to read notation and tablatureHand and finger techniquesImprovisational methods and ensemble skillsBy following the easy-to-understand instructions and special audio lessons on CD, you'll learn how to play the bass in no time at all!
Eric Starr is an accomplished recording artist, music journalist, and writer. A three-time recipient of the prestigious Meet the Composer Grant, he has played sold-out shows at Lincoln Center. Starr is the author of The Everything Drums Book and The Everything Rock and Blues Piano Book. He lives in New York, NY.
Nelson Starr toured as bassist for 10,000 Maniacs and the spin-off group John and Mary. His original music appeared prominently on the television show Party of Five, and he has written scores for television and movies. He lives in Buffalo, NY.