The Bass Player Book

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 15.24mm | 703.06g
  • Backbeat UK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and black and white photographs
  • 0879305738
  • 9780879305734
  • 1,427,459

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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.
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