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Needed: A Good Intro Book on Rockabilly Bass

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by TonyBlues, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. TonyBlues


    Jan 12, 2012
    I've been playing bass guitar for over 30 years, and will be getting my first upright in a few weeks. My interests involve mostly rockabilly, country, and blues.

    Can anybody recommend a good book/cd combination or video introduction to rockabilly bass?

  2. Lee Rocker has one, Nicolas Dubouchet has a DVD called "Slapology". John Hatton (Brian Setzer's bassist) is putting a book/DVD out sometime this year, that's one to look out for!
  3. Lee Rocker was not helpful. Slapology is in french and hard to find, "the art of slap bass" is what I just got and as soon as I watch it I'll tell you what I think of it.

    MemphisEvil on YouTube has a couple helpful slap demonstrations. I'm guessing you just need some slap tips? Or do you want fingering instruction as well?
  4. Zoa


    Dec 28, 2009
    The dubbed version of Slapology was great.

    Also check out the Upright Bass Players Union on Facebook, that's where all the lowbrow players hang out.
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  6. viking power

    viking power

    Jul 5, 2012
    Didi Beck's book "Rockabilly Slap Bass" was a great help for me. He also has a DVD but I believe it's in german so I didn't buy it.
  7. I just ordered the book by Didi Beck, "Rockabilly Slap Bass.". I was hoping to get a review on the DVD's that have been mentioned. Fatbouted Girls, you said you were going to give your thoughts on Kevin Smiths "The ungentle art..." Have you any thoughts?
  8. cdavisshannon


    Jun 11, 2014
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    employee Gollihur Music
    The Johnny Hatton book is out now and is pretty darn good. Certainly worth checking out.
  9. jasonrp


    Feb 19, 2015
    Youngspanion likes this.

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