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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

by David Hodge

Whether you have just picked up the bass or you’re trying to improve your technique, this book provides a strong foundation of all the bass basics. Learn how to create bass lines instead of simply copying them and practice your skills with the songs and exercises included on the CD.

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Every musician knows that the bass guitar provides the underlying heart and soul of a band. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar provides a complete instruction program for beginners and helps walk even experienced guitarists through the most confusing concepts. The book covers the basics of the bass clef; how to play chords and arpeggios; advanced techniques like dead notes, slapping, and popping; locking with your drummer; and techniques for developing speed and agility.

  • Includes valuable information and advice on choosing, purchasing, and playing a bass guitar
  • Audio CD provides examples and practice music for a wide range of bass guitar styles including blues, rhythm and blues, country, hip hop, rock, swing, jazz, Latin, reggae, ska, funk, fusion, and more

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Hodge writes in an easy-to-understand, down-to-earth manner, and it’s almost like having an experienced teacher there with you.

Mr. Hodge anticipates questions very well, and his conversational writing style translates superbly to learning an instrument.

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Get an idea what this book is like by checking out David’s free Guitar Noise lesson on how to play “Money” by Pink Floyd.

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