Bass Book Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by LittleHetzel, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. LittleHetzel


    Aug 15, 2001

    I am at school right now, its computer programing. It sucks, anyways, i had a quesiton and didn't want to wait to get home ( i might forget). Like, I am teaching my self the bass, and yea, i know " get lessons" but i can't really. SOOOO, i wanna get one of those "complete books on bass" books. I was wondering if anyone out there has any recommendations on good books to get??? thanks for any input here,

  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If you want to learn bass clef, I suggest a book for trombone. It's in bass clef, and you can only play one note at a time with a trombone, so it's an easy way to learn to read music on bass.
  3. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Teaching yourself is the best...I talked to an awesome funk bass player and asked him what modes and scales he uses and we went on and he got on to subject and asked if I was taking lessons or not and I said no. He quickly replied, "Good." Just food for thought...anyways I recently bought a bass book published by Bass Player magazine. Its entitled Bass Player and has all kind of information from readin notes, scales, bass equipment, innovators, and how to play certain styles of music...good stuff. And if your still in high school, try trying out for the jazz band. That has helped me tremendously too.
  4. :) Bass Bible by paul westwood is a really good bass book.
  5. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    If it is bass intructional books you are looking for, I think this would be better off in maybe the General Instruction forum.

    So, off you go..........................................
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    The Evolving Bassist by Rufus Reid should give you plenty to work on.

    You know, for all the times I recommend that book, I should get some money from his publisher.
  7. bootsaco


    Sep 8, 2001
    Portland, ME
    i've got a couple of books, and i think chuck sher book, 'the improvisor's bass method' is pretty good. it covers lots of general music and technique issues, and promotes general creativity without bias to a specific genre. here it is: