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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Gopher Bob, Jan 24, 2002.
Hey whats a good site with Bach Bass tabs on it?
You might have a little difficulty finding Bach TaBz, but here's a site I've used for some Bach tunes. If you can't read standard notation, now's an excellent time to learn!
I highly recommend the cello suites, they're delicious.
there is a book published with bass in mind "JS Bach for Bass."
it includes both notation and tabz!
best of both worlds? even though that is a matter of opinion (and ours slants toward the "conservative"-tabs are bad), the tabs are sometimes unhelpful.
I play two (partita no. 3 in E and...um...another one!), and i noticed that the tab for the former had some bad "suggestions." It was easier to play certain notes on a different string/fret rather than what the tabs read.
If you get really serious into it, I would suggest taking lessons from a qualified teacher. My left hand technique dramatically improved from playing Bach, mostly due to the fingering (...) my teacher demonstrated to me.
Tabz for Bach!! he's gotta be rolling over in his grave now.
I just got this book, and although I haven't tried any of the pieces in it yet, I'm looking forward to trying it out this weekend.
But, IMO, for $12.95 for ten J. S. Bach pieces and an included CD, it's not a bad price.
I got the book for free from a friend several years ago. I learned one piece from it and play it all the time for warming up. It was written for violin, and when I played the original for my wife (from a Bach CD we have) she said it was so fast that I'd never be able to play it on bass at full speed. I proved her wrong. Now when I can play it at full speed, I know I'm warmed up and ready to play.
Paging Dave Grossman...
Actually, if you must have Bach tabz, www.activebass.com has quite a few, which I must confess I have used before in the past.