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Good beginner book

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by mnadelin, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. mnadelin


    Apr 6, 2003
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I recently started teaching a kid bass and I want to get her a book. I never really used a book before, so I was wondering what everyone recommends as the best beginner book. I'm thinking she wants one that's pretty user friendly, pretty much a "bass for dummies" sort of thing. Any help is appreciated.
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    The newest Hal Leonard book edited by Ed Friedland. It's 3 volumes and excellent. I use it with all my beginners from 5th grade to adult.
  3. mbeall


    Jun 25, 2003
    Great book, I use it with my students as well. I do however disagree with the 4 fingers per 3 frets in 1st and 2nd position concept he teaches in the beginning, with the exception of playing octaves. I guess it's just a matter of personal taste. 4 fingers/4 frets (5 with extended fingering).

    Still an excellent book.