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Bass Dvds for absolute beginners

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Elliot Smith, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Elliot Smith

    Elliot Smith

    Apr 29, 2005
    hey guys can you recommend me some good instructional dvds to teach how to play the bass. I am a absolute beginner at bass....
  2. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Make yuor homework kid,make a search in the net,good starting point is the Hal Leonard tablatures books.
  3. +1 for Hal Leonard.

    When I started, I picked up a bass for beginners book by H.L, and it was very, very good. Explained everything nicely, in detail, with music and tab.

    I recently picked up a Bass Groove dictionary that carries the Leonard logo, which is also quite handy for a new player trying to broaden their horizons.

    The two books I picked up have audio CD only, but they were very informative and have helped me no end, starting from scratch.
  4. TheNerdBass


    Jun 30, 2005
    Detroit, MI
    Just go to a guitar store and check em out! Just look at the back and make sure it has what you need. You probably don't need anything with slap & pop, yet.
  5. audiotom


    May 31, 2005
    new orleans
    The Hal Leonard DVD Bass Method with Ed Friedland is very good and there are three books (they sell as one also) to go along with it

    The Hal Leonard "Play Bass Today" is pretty good and will have you working more

    Billy Shehan has some new bass books but I have not seen these

    later the Accelerate Your Bass Playing dvd by Anthony Vitti is good as you progress

    the Alfred DVD with the guy from Blue Oyster Cult is awful

    Rockin Grooves from Berklee is terrible - stay away

    go to bassbooks.com for plenty of suggestions
    they have reviews of a lot of titles


    enjoy picking up the bass

    also find a teacher - well worth it on the mechanics

  6. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    and also in this days you have internet conection,i wish have internet with i come to start with the bass,but in this days the internet have a tons of pages with tons of instructors and lessons totally free for you,hey dude,start searching,example,tip in google,bass lessons or begginer bass,is easy for you today not for me 8 years ago :meh:
  7. greg


    Jun 1, 2004

    Hey um your name should have a another T in it. But anyways damn good songwriter and guitar player. I also reccomend the hal leonard books and dvd's.
  8. pbd

    pbd Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2003
    Metro Detroit
    owner Procables N Sound