Hi there This is a question for teachers rather than players - I'm looking at the moment for a book that I can use as a centre-piece to a bass syllabus. I have a few criteria that 1. Needs to be suitable for absolute beginners 2. Needs to work progressively to an endpoint (maybe over several volumes) that the student will have key skills to branch out into specialised areas 3. Needs to have a CD with backing tracks that sound fun 4. Needs to be based on popular songs most students have heard, rather than pieces by the author. There are quite a few books that do a couple of these, but not all - what I really want is something to use as a core. I've asked a few bass teachers I know and like me, they use a combination of several books and transcriptions they've done themselves. I teach guitar also and for this I've made a syllabus that ties in with 'the complete rock and pop guitar player'. It works really well, so I'm looking for something similar I can use with bass. Any ideas would be interested to hear!