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How to Play Bass Guitar

Easy to Read, Easy to Play; Basics, Styles & Techniques (Easy-To-Use)

Alan Brown (Composer), Graeme Aymer


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No band would be complete without a bass element giving depth and unity. How to Play Bass Guitar contains everything the new or intermediate bass player needs to perfect their playing of this vital instrument. Highly practical, the book leads you from the basics of how to hold, fret, pluck and play scales through to playing chord-framing patterns and muted percussive rhythms - understanding how the bass underpins the harmonies of a band. The clear text is accompanied by illustrative photos and diagrams, and the guide is complemented by a chord finder, scales and modes finder, a glossary and further reading.

Flame Tree Music, 9781847867025, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

About the Author

Alan Brown is a former member of the Scottish National Orchestra. He now works as a freelance musician, with several leading UK orchestras, and as a consultant in music and IT. Alan has had several compositions published, developed a set of music theory CD-Roms, co-written a series of Bass Guitar Examination Handbooks and worked on over 100 further titles. Graeme Aymer fell in love with the electric bass in 1983 and has not looked back since, playing both professionally and for pleasure in a variety of projects and engagements. He currently lives in East London.