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 bassWhether 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! CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Introduction. Part I: Preparing to Practice. Chapter 1: Reviewing Practice Fundamentals. Chapter 2: Warming Up Your Right and Left Hands. Part II: Scales (Modes) and Chords. Chapter 3: Playing Scales (Modes). Chapter 4: Playing Mode Sequences. Chapter 5: Working with Arpeggios. Chapter 6: Combining Seventh Chords. Part III: Rhythm and the Groove. Chapter 7: Building the Groove Skeleton. Chapter 8: Accessing the Groove Apex. Chapter 9: Setting Up with the Groove Tail. Chapter 10: Combining Rhythms. Part IV: Turning Exercises into Music. Chapter 11: Feeling the Eighth-Note Groove. Chapter 12: Working the Sixteenth-Note Groove. Chapter 13: Trippin' on Triplets. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 14: Ten Essential Elements of a Great Practice Session. Chapter 15: Ten Famous Tunes That Incorporate the Exercises in This Book. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: How to Use the CD. Appendix B: Extended Range Basses and Practice Goals.