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The Guitar Center Lessons Bass Guitar Curriculum Book 1 provides beginning bassists with a comprehensive introduction to playing bass. This in-depth bass method book teaches you proper hand positioning, note reading, rhythm, basic technique and elementary theory. This bass guitar course gives you a solid foundation to build your skills. Aspiring bass players can now have an accessible, multifaceted bass guitar instruction book to launch you on your musical journey.

Learn Proper Bass Technique and Hand Positioning

The Guitar Center Lessons Bass Guitar Curriculum Book 1 teaches you correct hand positioning and plucking technique to establish good habits early on. Clear photographs and diagrams show proper finger placement and picking form so you can achieve an ideal bass tone right from the start. Practice exercises focus on alternating between fingers, using all four fingers and developing finger independence and dexterity.

Read Notes and Understand Rhythm

This beginning bass method book provides a thorough introduction to note reading, rhythm and timing. You'll learn bass clef note names, values and rests. Rhythmic concepts covered include maintaining a steady beat, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, time signatures and note groupings. The book's sequential lessons give you a solid grasp of reading notes and understanding rhythm to play confidently with other musicians.

Learn Essential Bass Theory and Technique

The Guitar Center Lessons Bass Guitar Curriculum Book 1 teaches you fundamental bass theory and technique. You'll study major and minor scales, intervals, triads and the cycle of fifths. Technique lessons cover hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, muting, harmonics and more. The book provides a wealth of exercises and songs in a variety of styles to help reinforce everything you learn.

Guitar Center Lessons Bass Guitar Curriculum Book 1 (Book/Online Audio)

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