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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by icebolt99, Jul 16, 2013.
Is this book really good and can teach you how to create your own bass lines and etc...
In a word...."YES", to both questions.
IMO it is one of the best all round tutorial books out there.
If I remember correctly, TAB is not used throughout the complete set of volumes, which IMO is a good thing as it kind of forces you to learn basic notation.
A good investment.
I'm trying to imagine the following situation:
In a studio, a very good bass player is trying to show his/her phrasing to the piano/keyboard/saxophone/trumpet player by using TAB instead of basic notation.
I assume your point is..."learn notation, not tab"...and I totally agree. I was just trying to let the OP know what to expect from the book(s).
I have the three volume set. the answer to your questions is yes. I'd recommend them to anyone.
I recommend them to my students, I own all the books but I think I stopped mid book 1, it has been about a decade maybe it is time to go back and use them myself.
The editions I learned with are tab as well, the current editions do not have tab, the world is phasing out tab.
Building Walking Bass Lines. Finished Book 1 and moving through #2. I think you can get all 3 separately or in one spiral bound book (I prefer separate), with or without CD (I prefer CD) and I may have recently seen a new version that included TAB as well I but could be wrong on this one (I prefer notation).
I use these books with an instructor weekly.
I have been using the Hal Leonard Book 1 since I began practicing 2 weeks ago. In that short amount of time, I have been able to memorize the notes and play without looking at the fretboard (80% of the time) And there is NO tab, only notation which I like.
Granted, I'm very much a beginner but Leonard's book is definitely working for me. Almost at the end and looking forward to Book 2.
I just wanted to let you all know that, prior to reading these posts, I didn't know about the Hal Leanard books.
As soon as I finished reading them, I logged on to Amazon.uk and bought the spiral bound copy of book 1, 2 and 3 with the CD.
Thanks to everyone for the recommendation.
I went out and bought the 3 pack today. I don't know how to read sheet music and I am a firm believer in re-visiting the basics... often. Should be fun.