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"Arban's" for Bass?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Kwesi, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. I used to play trumpet and I had called Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet and it had 300+ pages of songs and excercises to help with technique, reading, and general music. Is there anything like that for bass guitar or even upright (I don't play upright yet but it would still help)?
  2. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I use the trombone method. The Simandl Method for DB is also really good.
  4. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Bille here.
  5. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    The Arban book is OK. I've transposed a few from my trumpet book to bass clef. The book is really excellent for brass development, but really there are better books to deal with first for bass. Simandl and Bille are better just for understanding the fingerboard than the Arban.

    Go to www.bassbooks.com and check out the etude books.

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