A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Rock Bass Playing
Pick up this comprehensive book and experience a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of rock bass playing. From the blues-soaked sound of early rock 'n' roll to the hyperkinetic thrash of modern metal, this book has something for every kind of bassist out there—no matter what your style and preference is. This book breaks down the styles of iconic players and includes authentic-sounding examples. Learn the technique, theory, and song forms needed to be a great bassist, and take the stage in your own rock band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included. Features: • Examples in a wide variety of styles including classic rock, metal, punk, blues, reggae, ska, and funk • Basic chord progressions used in thousands of songs • Essential techniques including fingerstyle, pick, slap & pop, tapping, and double-stops • Important rock rhythms and odd time signatures • Lots of scales, triads, arpeggios, and modes, including exotic scales for a modern sound.