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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by LAW, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. LAW


    Jun 23, 2005
    Hi everybody,
    I have had my bass for about 3 months, and I am starting to realize how involved the process of learning is.
    I don't have time for a teacher and lessons at the moment ( full time job, volunteer football coach). So I am wondering if anyone can suggest some books and or dvds that would be good as a substitute for lessons. I have a rudimentary knowledge of theory from piano lessons a while back, but I am at a loss as to what to learn, technique-wise and general instruction-wise. I have Ed Friedland's walking book because I am a huge fan of jazz but I also want to get into Tool type bass playing and even stuff like the James Gang ( I guess that would be funk). Can anyone point me in the direction of some books?

    Help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
  3. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT