(West Haven, CT.) – Rock House, the leader in music instruction is announcing the release of a new bass guitar course by John McCarthy, one of the most prolific music instructors of this generation. This new book course includes: 152 Page Book Designed by John McCarthy, this Master Edition combines all levels of this award winning series in a complete course! Learn the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music. Start with how to hold the Bass for comfortable playing and fast, effective learning. Next learn rhythm, timing, basic bass lines and how to play along with a drummer. Learn 3rds, 5ths and octaves and how to apply them in a song. Plucking techniques including slap and pop and using a pick are covered in depth. Next learn scales from minor pentatonic to major scales as you play them in patterns across the neck and apply them to form bass lines and write songs. All genres of music are covered from blues to rock and from jazz to metal. Learn walking bass lines, drop D tuning and syncopated bass lines and apply them over full band backing tracks to get the sensation of playing in your own band. From theory to complete songs everything you need to Master Bass Guitar in here for you! Bonus Video Lessons As an added bonus once you have registered your book at Rock House you will receive FREE video lessons focusing on techniques to help you take your playing to the next level! Hear and Apply Each Lesson Download audio backing tracks and demonstrations that correspond with each lesson in the book. Hear each lesson played slowly and at regular speed. Play songs and bass lines over full band backing tracks to get the sensation of playing in a band! Register using the member number inside the last page of this book! Lifetime Membership for Lesson Support You get free membership to the Rock House Method Support System on the web. Use the member number found inside the book to register for lifetime support. Use this fully interactive website to download backing tracks to play the examples over, enhance your learning experience, link with instructors and connect with a community of people around the world learning to play music using the Rock House Method. Learn Bass Master Edition is available at MI retailers around the world for $24.99. All Rock House instructional products are distributed through Hal Leonard Corp Milwaukee WI. About John McCarthy Since 2002 John has released over 70 DVD titles and 32 Books under the Rock House, So Easy by Rock House and House of Blues brands, Guitar Method for Kids and Children’s Music Books. His lesson support site has more than 400,000 register members and grows by nearly 200 people per day. He has appeared on instructional products offered by Peavey, Washburn, Silvertone, SX, Behringer, Casio, Ovation and several other well known instrument manufacturers. John has worked on and co-written instructional programs with a list of elite musicians including Gus G, Leo Nocentelli, Oli Herbert, Doug Wimbish, Alexi Laiho, Rob Arnold, Bernie Worrell, Jerome Brailey, Marc Rizzo, David Ellefson, Dan Jacobs, Gary Hoey, Vernon Reid, Buz McGrath, Michael Padget, Kiko Loureiro and Alex Skolnick. His instructional products have sold in the millions.