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Music Theory for the Bass Player by Ariane CapHave you always wanted to learn music theory but felt it was too overwhelming a task? Perhaps all the books seem to be geared toward pianists or classical players? Do you know lots of songs, but don’t know how the chords are put together or how they work with the melody? If so, this is the bass guitar book for you!
Starting with intervals as music’s basic building blocks, you will explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, more than 180 pages of vital information are peppered with mind-bending quizzes, effective mnemonics, and compelling learning approaches. Extensive and detailed photo demonstrations show why relaxed posture and optimized fingering are vital for good tone, timing and chops on the bass guitar. You can even work your way through the book without being able to read music!

Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. This is the definitive resource book for the enthusiastic bassist!

Ari’s Bass Blog demonstrates exercises, concepts and examples described in Music Theory for the Bass Player. Follow along as new videos are added weekly.

Note: You do not need to be able to read score or TAB to follow along this book. The author believes that learning to read – while a vitally important skill – is a different skill than music theory. Once the theory is understood, learning to read becomes much easier. Please read this blog post for more information.

Music Theory for the bass player

ISBN10: 0996727604
ISBN13: 9780996727600

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Errata Page of known typos in earlier versions

  video89Videos that go with the Book


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