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The Bass Player Book: Equipment, Technique, Styles and Artists

The Bass Player Book: Equipment, Technique, Styles and Artists

Paperback Goodwin

Edited by Karl Coryat

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  • Publisher: Backbeat UK
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 276mm x 16mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0879305738
  • ISBN 13: 9780879305734
  • Illustrations note: colour and black and white photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,334,039

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This handbook for bass players includes: how to buy a bass; choose amps and effects; set-up tips; and electronics know-how. It features chapters which cover basic playing, theory, essentials of jazz, blues, rock, country and other styles, recording techniques and live performance tips. Also included is a colour gallery of landmark bass models such as the Fender Precision Bass, and insights from bassists including Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, James Jamerson, Les Claypool, Michael Manring and Jaco Pastorius.

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The Bass Player Book is the essential all-in-one handbook for both acoustic and electric bass players, offering invaluable advice and instruction on technique, gear, and most importantly, inspiration. Packed with dozens of photos, musician profiles and in-depth musical examples, this book is a must for the beginner as well as the battle-hardened veteran.