No teachers around. What is best starter dvd?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by samDman, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. samDman


    Jun 23, 2008
    There are no teachers, or other bass players for that matter way out here in the country. What would be the best couple of book/dvds to start with? I have heard that the Billy Sheehan beginner dvd is good. Any opinions before I start buying.

    Many Thanks,

  2. sir juice

    sir juice

    Sep 11, 2006
    London, England
    Todd Johnson's technique builders DVD would be an excellent start in terms of getting your hands to do what you want. Really useful regardless of the kind of music you'd want to play.

    What kind of stuff do you want to play?

    The rest is fairly dependant on that.
  3. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    Ed Frieland's Hal Leonard Complete Bass Method. Great book.
  4. MrBorisSpider

    MrBorisSpider Inactive

    May 8, 2008
    It's an ok DVD, but it doesn't teach too much.
  5. soong


    May 10, 2007
  6. NickBass81


    Jul 4, 2008
    Endorsing Bulkmusic Strings
    My favorites are "Contemporary Electric Bass" by Nathan East, which explains pretty much everything you need to start playing bass with "style" and "Elctric Bass volume 1" by John Patitucci, which starts from playing scales, metronome prcatice has some groove exemples played with Dave Weckl and also some solo performances by JP....