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Books, Sheet Music & Media
Method & Instruction Books
Bass Guitar Methods
Bass Guitar Methods
So you're interested in learning how to play the bass guitar? Well you're in luck; today's line of bass guitar method books, DVDs and CDs is chock-full of options for anyone who has a passion for keeping the groove. Whether you're into jazz, rock, funk or Latin, these methods will teach you everything you need to know about linking the harmony and rhythm of your musical group. Some of these tutorials are even hosted by legendary session bass players, including Billy Sheehan and Bryan Beller.
From the second you jump into this catalog, you'll notice that there's a seemingly endless range of top sellers. This, of course, should give you an excellent idea of how fantastic these bass guitar methods are. So with that in mind, the only thing you need to consider is your own music tastes, and the style of bass playing you'd like to learn. For example, the Hal Leonard 100 Jazz Lessons - Bass Lesson Goldmine Series Book/Online Audio features 100 individual modules that cover a variety of jazz bass styles and techniques for both upright and electric basses. Additionally, you'll learn warm-ups, string crossing, fretting hand independence, proper sound and projection and more.
Now for all you aspiring bass players who love the blues, try a method like the Alfred UBS Blues Bass Basics MegaPak (Book/DVD/CD). What you have here is the best-selling titles of the Ultimate Beginner Series packaged together for the first time ever. This collection will take you through classic blues tunes and teach you the main riff and lick - then, you'll have the opportunity to jam with a band on the included play-along tracks.
And your bass guitar method options just keeping rolling from there. You'll even come across signature lick books for playing songs by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Aerosmith and Metallica. With so many different forms of media available in this day and age, it has never been so easy to learn a musical instrument - and a simple browse of this selection of bass guitar methods will make that obvious.