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Beginner books

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by 77PBass, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. 77PBass

    77PBass Banned

    Dec 5, 2007
    Have a friend who is giving his son a bass for Christmas. Can anyone recommend a starter book or play along book for a beginner?

    I started on a Mel Bay book 35 years ago. Today I use Abersold and the Internet for jazz and circus tricks.
  2. chrisboggon


    Dec 10, 2011
    Hal Leonard Bass Method Complete Edition is a good one. Teaches the basics of quite a few techniques as well as reading standard notation and tab. It also comes with a CD, very good book.
  3. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Good suggestion, but if the person is starting from absolute scratch, then IMO "Bass Guitar for Dummies" would be better. Comes with a CD. The "Bass Method" book would then make a great follow up.
  4. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I like The Complete Idiot's Guide as a role of the bassist type of book. And Hal Leonard for the method book. But the I'm prejudiced, I was on Guitar Noise where the writer, David Hodge answered questions. So I have done no more then flip through the Dummies book before all the book stores closed
  5. miltslackford


    Oct 14, 2009
    +1 to Hal Leonard method by Ed Friedland

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