New to bass
Good Morning! I play guitar with our Worship band and we have a need for a bass player (the one guy can't make it every Sunday). I have agreed to step in and play. I have picked up a nice, used Fender MIM P but I don't want to just hit the root note of chords.
Can you guys recommend a good intro books for the bass. I have taught myself to play guitar via tab music and my ear. I am 51 yrs old and I regret never learning about music theory, etc. However, I am starting now and I am using the bass as a fresh springboard.
I would recommend the Bass Method book.
There are three volumes. It is possible to get all three together in one spiral bound edition. Each has it's own CD.
I would also recommend the "Study Bass" site.
The Hal Leonard Bass Method books that Fearceol mentioned are a great starting point, and having all three volumes in the same book is even better.
You mentioned not wanting to just play the root, so after you get going a bit, you might also try:
Ed Friedland's Expanding Walking Bass Lines
(He also did Expanding Walking Bass Lines)
Fingerboard Harmony for Bass
I also thought this one was pretty good:
Bass Guitar: Total Scales Techniques and Applications
Thanks Guys! Seems the general conscience is Hal's book method. Thanks again.
http://scottsbasslessons.com/ online and free.. also for me scott is the best teacher.
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