Since its introduction to Hawai‘i in 1879, the ‘ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western […]
This collection features 15 classic songs arranged by ukulele master James Hill. In these remarkable arrangements, two distinct ukulele parts – chord accompaniment and melody – can be played in counterpoint at the same time by one player. The arrangements cater to both advanced beginner and experienced players and there is a warm-up section that […]
Session ace Dan Hawkins has recorded hundreds of sessions and knows what it takes to achieve flawless technique that stands up to the scrutiny of the studio. In Creative Bass Technique Exercises he offers a set of technique-building workouts that will solve all common technical problems. Master fundamental electric bass technique skills. Build left- and […]
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes … and feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be […]
The Bass Technique Finger Gym by Simon Pratt focuses on building a solid foundation of clean, usable, musical skills. Each exercise is individually targeted to a common bass technique problem. You will work on timing, strength, fluency and speed, as well as getting an overview of slapping and popping. Whether you play rock, jazz, blues […]
Have you been mindlessly memorizing every single note on the Bass fretboard hoping to finally master it one day? This book offers a way to do that using pattern recognition combined with memory techniques. The notes on the bass fretboard are not laid out in order like on a keyboard. But that doesn’t mean our […]
Bass basics, major scales and modes, harmonic and melodic minor scales and modes, arpeggio patterns and symmetric scales (whole tone and diminished). Serious Electric Bass by Joel Di Bartolo is a definitive, comprehensive, user-friendly guide for electric bassists of all levels.
Author Frederick Zimmerman played principle double bass for the NY Philharmonic, and taught at Juilliard, Columbia, Manhattan School of Music, and NYU. Through many helpful exercises and patterns, this book teaches double bassists techniques to help them master the fingerings and bowing patterns needed to play this instrument.
Bass Chops by Jon Liebman covers a cross section of musical genres with a unique step-by-step approach for strengthening your overall facility on the instrument. The lessons in this book include standard notation, tab, fingerings, and video demonstrations, and are presented in theme-and-variation format –– a highly effective approach to learning bass that has become […]