best bass books!!!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by haythamehab, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. haythamehab


    Dec 10, 2004
    i was just wondering what are the best learning bass books
  2. Sprudellio


    Oct 16, 2002
    Bass Grooves by Ed Friedland
  3. You will find many infos on bass books here...
  4. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I like Tom Wolk's Rock Riffs for Bass. I wish there was a comanion CD.
  5. The essential Jaco Pastorius ;)
  6. David Overthrows books are great.
  7. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    The Improvisers Bass Method - Chuck Sher

    Standing in the Shadows of Motown - Dr. Licks
  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Dill's Bassics, A book I did for school, it's not great but yeah... I could send it to u if you want.... :meh:
  9. Has anyone heard of the Bass Anthology?
  10. I have a book called "The Dictionary of Bass Grooves" by Sean Malone. It's not exactly super-beginner level, but it covers a lot of styles.
  11. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    " The great James Brown rhythm sections"
  12. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    +100000. Dave is my private instructor. His books are great. Pick up the Complete Electric Bass Method, you won't be disappointed.
  13. seansbrew

    seansbrew Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    One of the best books I have purchased is called" Harmonic colors for bass" by david C. Gross It gives so much insight into thinking outside the box. Highly recomended it has so many unfamiliar approaches that I cant put it down, here is something from his website.HARMONIC COLORS FOR BASS, ADD STYLE, AND DIMENSION TO YOUR GROOVES WITH TECHNICAL EXERCISES, AND MUSICAL EXAMPLES. LEARN TO BUILD STRONG BASSLINES FOLLOWING GUIDELINES TO CONSTRUCT SCALES, ARPEGGIOS, AND MODES IN A MUSICAL CONTEXT. A PLAY ALONG CD IS INCLUDED.
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Off to General Instruction