The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone to learn to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages, and reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world! The second edition has been totally revised and features new engravings and photos. The books have been updated to meet the needs of today by renowned bassist and author Ed Friedland. CDs include 44 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along.
Book 1 teaches: tuning, playing position; musical symbols; notes within the first five frets; common bass lines, patterns and rhythms; rhythms through eighth notes; playing tips and techniques; more than 100 great songs, riffs and examples; and more!
Book 2 teaches: the box shape; moveable boxes; notes in fifth position; major and minor scales; the classic blues line; the shuffle rhythm; tablature; and more!
With the third book, progressing students will learn more great songs, riffs andexamples; sixteenth notes; playing off chord symbols; slap and pop techniques; hammer ons and pull offs; playing different styles and grooves; and more.