Newbie Bass Book

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ThomThomKC, Feb 13, 2014.


  1. ThomThomKC

    ThomThomKC

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    I'm looking for a good book about bass I'm a new player but not looking for a "How to play bass" book. I'm more looking for a book that talks about music theory and/or technique specifically to bass and music as a whole. If it includes "how to play" stuff as well that's fine and ill certainly still read it over but not specifically what I'm looking for. When I search Barnes and noble all the results I find are how to play. Any personal suggestions on a book that would fulfill my need?
  2. fearceol

    fearceol

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    A book that is very often recommended here on TB for people like yourself, is "The Complete Bass Method" It is three volumes in one spiral bound edition and each has its own CD.

    http://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Bass-Method-Easy-Use/dp/0793563836

    If you are starting from absolute scratch, another good book is "Bass Guitar for Dummies". This may be in your local library. It also comes with a CD.

    EDIT : Here is a thread about the "Bass Method" book :


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f22/hal-leonard-bass-method-thread-1008337/
  3. ThomThomKC

    ThomThomKC

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    Thanks! Per the thread seems like just what I was looking for. Ordered!
  4. Eatapeach1965

    Eatapeach1965

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    Me too
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  6. Zombifer

    Zombifer

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    Seconding this recommendation. Hal Leonard is excellent.
  7. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

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    As a how to think like a bassist book I like The Complete Idiots Guide To Bass Guitar over Bass Guitar For Dummies. But then I was on the now all but dead Guitarnoise.com where the author was a contributor.

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