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Bass Guitar For Dummies book?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by samtheman27, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. samtheman27


    Nov 17, 2012
    hey, anyone read Bass Guitar for dummies? just wondering if its a good book to read?
  2. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    If you are starting out from absolute scratch then, yes I would recommend this book. It gives a good general over view of everything to do with playing bass, including some basic theory.

    Another book which is very good IMO is :


    The three volumes together (as in the link) in one edition, is money well spent IMO. Each volume has it's own CD.

    A good site to check out is : www.studybass.com
  3. ancientrocker

    ancientrocker supporting member

    Mar 7, 2013
    +1 I have both books that I'm learning from. Real good starting point.
  4. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    + another 1

    All 3 resources good, in my also-a-beginner opinion.
    I did acoustic and some electric guitar many years ago, getting back into playing music.
    Picked up a bass a couple of months ago after wanting to forever.

    There is some overlap and some difference of opinion but nothing 'wrong' is presented - there are just different approaches. One may be better for you.

    I have found that the Dummies book will get you into playing recogniseable (arguably useful) lines faster. I found this quite encouraging. Your experience may be slightly different.
  5. samtheman27


    Nov 17, 2012
    cheers. yeah I am a beginner. started abit ago but having been on bass for awhile due to collage work. but I have spare time over easter to learn

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