This 2-CD relative pitch ear-training course contains over 50 lesson tracks! There's no written text or sheet music because the recorded lessons focus on ear training, finger strength, and music theor... Read More
This 2-CD relative pitch ear-training course contains over 50 lesson tracks! There's no written text or sheet music because the recorded lessons focus on ear training, finger strength, and music theory. This method is so simple a complete beginner can use it. Just pop in the CD and follow the lessons from your very first note to every note--on every fret--on every string of your bass guitar.
Disc 1: Descriptive narration, beginner friendly, yet progressive. Starting with a short specified range of notes on the first string, a note is played and held while you match it on your bass guitar, then the narrator tells you what note is being played. The range of notes is progressively made larger, adding string after string, note combinations, and exercises. By the end of Disc 1, you will have learned every note, and every note combination on every string of the bass guitar, plus some very essential music theory, and exercises for improving your playing abilities. 36 tracks. 63 minutes.
Disc 2: Less narration than disc 1, and more music. Disc 2 can be used two different ways: you can play along to improve finding the notes you hear as well as building your musical ear or you can listen anytime, anywhere to help train your musical ear. For example, if you want to memorize the sound quality of a minor third interval, you can put track 4 on loop and listen to the exercises that are played on all strings up and down the fretboard. Do the same for any interval! In the end you will have learned to play every possible note combination on your bass guitar, as well as identify them when you hear them played in songs.
Free lesson support
With the purchase of Complete Bass Guitar By Ear you also gain the author, Mark John Sternal, as a teacher. If you ever have any questions pertaining to the lessons on this audiobook you can contact MJS Music Publications online. All CD questions are answered by Mark.
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Comments about MJS Music Publications Complete Bass Guitar by Ear (2-CD Set):
"...it's the most clear and concise piece of instructional media about bass that i've ever seen. ...this cuts through the muck and gets right to the point from a bass players perspective. Thank you!" Rick Hendricks "Your Course is Great! Back in the 80's I purchased the David L. Burge Ear Training Course and couldn't get passed the first tape. Your narration & content flowed, keeping me interested all the way through both CD's. I hope you come out with another Bass CD. Thanks!" Aaron Gonzales, Tucson, AZ - Playing Bass For Over 20 Years Where was this product years ago when I had no comprehension of intervals, pitch or a true practice regimen? Once again the savvy folks at MJS have produced a wonderful product designed pure and simply to help guitarists become better players. Chris Armold - Writer/Photographer, Guitar Digest "I can't imagine how much more fun learning the guitar could be... 'Complete Guitar By Ear' is like having the best and most patient teacher ever--you'll learn the guitar and ear training at your own pace.' Barry Rudolph - Music Connection Magazine "I've NEVER found any material to date that SIMPLIFIES Guitar Playing and Guitar Theory as these do!" JK Wozniak, New York, NY "This Method Is Right On Point! Excellent Learning And Teaching Tool Bar None!!" screenname: invisiblecop "...excellent tool... teaching me how to distinguish between different pitches and helped me develop my playing by ear." M. Leadbetter "WOW... I'm getting the hang of it already! CD very easy to use" screenname: kimkatie79 "...simple yet effective. Cuts out all the useless guitar-jargon... After using this trainer I've learned over 20 of my favorite songs by ear! Thanks." screenname Villain