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Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Campbell Craig, Jun 9, 2020.
I am looking for Chuck Rainey Book 2 PLaying Concepts and Dexterity
Complete Electric Bass Player Ser.: Playing Concepts and Dexterity by Chuck Rainey (1992, Trade Paperback) for sale online | eBay
Thank you for the links ,I was hoping to find one at a more reasonable price ,
I'm looking for same and, yeah, $55 is way more than I'd like to spend.
Was wondering why this book in particular was so much when the others in the series are much more affordable.
I am in Canada and Amazon .ca has it at $140 Canadian
Now I'm really curious why it's so expensive.
It's likely out-of-print.
Those prices do seem a bit OTT. It was only £5.95 in 1985...
Of all the books in the series, Book 2 is probably the one that really picks up where Book 1 ends. I would surmise it is rarer because 1) there will be loads of players that bought Book 1 but never got to the end so never moved on, and 2) it was the mid '80's, so most guys getting to the end of book 1 would have jumped into Book 4 on slapping. By comparison, Book 2 is more 'bread and butter', and quite dry/theoretical with it.
Books and other items escalate in value for three reasons. They are no longer being made, the ones that were made are rare, and a subset in the target community still finds them highly desirable for whatever reason.
Looks like this one hits the trifecta.
It seems only the first volume is still in print. But volume 2 is a bargain at $55 compared to volume 5 "Chording". $495?!??!! I only play chords when I accidentally pluck two strings at once. I literally cannot afford to learn to play them properly!
I am still a huge fan of Rainey...loved his Woodshop columns in 70s-era Guitar Player. Couldn't wait until these books were released.
Finally, see them in the Music Store. Flip through &, IIRC, was not too impressed. Not sure of the reason(s).
The EBAY link shows $30 for Vol. 2.
Yeah you can...play the recordings & learn that 'em that way.
Possible that Rainey used this in a different tune, too. Ed Friedland has an R&B book. He gives Rainey some ink & had sone transcribed lines with no song titles. I guessed "First Love" (the link I Copy/Pasted). Friedland said "No...guess again".
I have that book around here somewhere. One of those tracks is Aretha's " Rock Steady. "
I bought book 2 on eBay $25 ,the shipping to Canada is expensive as the book is too large for the small pkt mail . Thanks to all for your input