Sheet Music

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Kaitlyn, Oct 9, 2017.


  1. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn

    Sep 7, 2017
    Hi, so I'm trying to practice reading music and I've learned all the basic notes and music symbols and all that jazz (bass). However, I can't seem to find any good sheet music, I'm a relatively new to bass (a little more than 3 weeks) and I've read a little sheet music before on other instruments (nothing super advanced). Does anyone have any suggestions or could maybe send a picture of something I could practice on? Thanks!
     
  2. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Classical bass method book was the best thing I
    ever did for my playing early on.
    Others will chime in soon.
     
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  3. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Google "bass transcriptions". Tons of standard notation to work on.
     
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  4. Yes, ask Google for Standard notation, bass clef and you should get all you need.
    Here is a must have:

    https://www.amazon.com/Real-Book-Bass-Clef-Sixth/dp/0634060767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507599830&sr=8-1&keywords=the+real+book,+bass+clef

    Now that will give you the tune in bass clef. Not a bass line for that tune. However if my memory is correct it will show the chord name and you can go from that to form a bass line for the tune.

    I do not recommend the Kendal version. I need something on my music stand where the font is large enough so I can read the staff.

    In fact I took my book to the print shop and had them spiral bind it. Another $8. Looks like this edition comes with a plastic comb. My point you want a spiral binding or plastic comb version so it will lay flat on your music stand.

    Welcome to the bottom end.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  5. bulyginbass

    bulyginbass

    Sep 3, 2015
  6. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
    Pitch is easy, rhythm is hard.

    I have found it tremendously helpful to isolate rhythm alone to practice reading
    Cliff Engle's PDF of rhythm only exercises is an excellent resource.
     
  7. basshawk

    basshawk

    Dec 18, 2005
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Here's a link to a great tool for sight reading:

    Practice Sight Reading and Sight Singing Exercises Online – Sight Reading Factory®
     
  8. wizerd

    wizerd

    Jan 5, 2012
    805
    Prone to ranting, episodes of moral outrage.
    Good advice from others here. Try any classical piano collection and read the bass clef only. Try reading a different piece every day and avoid memorizing. Happy playing
     
  9. ProfFrink

    ProfFrink

    Jan 16, 2015
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