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Teach yourself visually bass guitar

Author: Ryan Williams; Richard Hammond
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., ©2007.
Series: Teach yourself visually.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up a bass guitar and start plucking! With Teach Yourself VISUALLY Bass Guitar, you'll quickly progress from playing notes to experimenting with plucking and slap-and-pop techniques.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Methods (Music)
Methods Self-instruction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Ryan.
Teach yourself visually bass guitar.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)83972967
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Williams; Richard Hammond
ISBN: 9780470119464 0470119462
OCLC Number: 123131679
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
TOC36;Table of Contents --
CH36;Chapter 1 An Introduction to Bass Guitar --
What the Bass Guitar Does --
Get Started --
Your Milestones --
CH36;Chapter 2 Parts of Your Bass Guitar --
Parts of the Bass Guitar --
The Head --
The Body --
The Neck --
Fretted and Fretless Basses --
The Bridge --
Bass Guitar Strings --
Four Strings or More63; --
Right45;handed versus Left45;handed Basses --
Passive and Active Pickups --
Control Your Bass Guitar --
CH36;Chapter 3 Holding Your Bass Guitar --
The Guitar Strap --
Sitting or Standing63; --
Your Fretting Hand --
Fingerstyle --
Playing with a Pick --
Using Your Thumb --
CH36;Chapter 4 Tuning Your Bass Guitar --
Open45;String Notes --
Relative Tuning --
Electronic Tuning --
CH36;Chapter 5 Basic Fretboard Fingering --
Proper Finger Placement --
Shift Up --
Shift Down --
Shift Across --
Stay Close to the Fingerboard --
CH36;Chapter 6 Plucking and Picking --
Alternate Fingering --
Downpicking --
Alternate Picking --
Pluck with Your Thumb --
Mute Your Strings --
CH36;Chapter 7 Playing Your First Scales --
Basic Music Notation --
Notes on the Fretboard --
Basic Tablature --
The C Major Scale --
The G Major Scale --
The F Major Scale --
CH36;Chapter 8 Playing with Chords --
What Makes a Chord63; --
Major Chords and Scales --
Minor Scales and Chords --
Seventh Chords --
Arpeggios --
CH36;Chapter 9 Common Chord Progressions --
Chord Symbols --
Charts --
I45;IV45;V Progressions --
I45;VI45;IV45;V Progressions --
More Chord Progressions --
CH36;Chapter 10 Basic Rhythms --
The Metronome --
Quarter Notes --
Eighth Notes --
Sixteenth Notes --
Applying Rhythms to Songs --
Walking Bass --
Blues Shuffle --
Rock --
R38;B --
Reggae --
Country --
CH36;Chapter 11 Slapping and Popping --
SlappingTechnique --
PoppingTechnique --
Some Basic Slap Patterns --
CH36;Chapter 12 Getting Your Tone --
How Should You Play63; --
Playing in a Band --
Dialing It In on Active and Passive Bass Guitars --
CH36;Chapter 13 Buying a Bass Guitar and Amplifier --
What to Look for in Your Bass Guitar --
What to Look for in Your Amplifier --
What Else You8217;ll Need --
Effects --
CH36;Chapter 14 Care for Your Gear --
Before You Play --
After You Play --
Change the Strings --
Intonation --
String Height --
Plug It In and Unplug It --
CH36;Chapter 15 Some Last Words --
Where Do You Go from Here63; --
Learn Songs by Ear --
Reading Music and Music Theory --
Appendix Some Especially Noteworthy Bassists --
IDX36;Index --
Last Page.
Series Title: Teach yourself visually.
Responsibility: by Ryan Williams and Richard Hammond.

Abstract:

Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up a bass guitar and start plucking! With Teach Yourself VISUALLY Bass Guitar, you'll quickly progress from playing notes to experimenting with plucking and slap-and-pop techniques.

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