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Best beginner theory book.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Jyswoo, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Jyswoo


    Sep 21, 2018
    I'm a new bass player wanting to improve. I've already got a basic beginners bass book, but im looking one on basic theory. Suggestions?
  2. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Staccato and bholder like this.
  3. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
  4. Yonni


    Oct 31, 2016
    If it’s pure theory for bass James Eager of eBassguitar.com does a good one for a few dollars. If you sign up to his courses you get it free I believe.
  5. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    There is a lot of useful information to be gleaned from the "How To Get Started". Granted, it's not all about theory, but nonetheless worth checking out.

    How to get started?
  6. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    The fundementals are not a lot of stuff to learn.
    Learn how to construct a scale.
    Learn the chord triads with 7ths.
    Learn the diatonic major modes.

    Voila, that will get you 90% of the way to being able to construct bass lines for most situations.

    That said, it took a while for all this simple stuff to sink in.

    I REALLY learned theory by playing jazz bass lines from fake books on gigs
  7. ThotKrimes


    Sep 8, 2018
    I am really absorbing alot from EADG4 by john falstrom

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