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Alfred Bass Line Encyclopedia - Bass Guitar - Book


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Bassists today need to be familiar with all styles of music in order to increase their versatility and become in-demand players. With over 100 bass lines covering a multitude of musical styles and techniques, Bass Line Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for the modern bassist. This encyclopedia, geared towards the electric bass guitar, is a compendium of bass lines from popular music styles of the 1950s to the present. The genres covered include Chicago blues, Texas blues, surf, doo wop, heavy metal, punk, funk, bebop, modal jazz, reggae, bossa nova, samba, bluegrass, Texas swing, and many more. With historical overviews and real-world examples from every popular style a working bassist would need to know, Bass Line Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference guide that every bassist should have in their collection.

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The quintessential reference for the developing bass player


After playing bass casually and occasionally for decades and acquiring a used acoustic bass guitar for recording a while back, I joined a weekly classic rock/pop/country jam 2 years ago, bought an electric bass, and have been working on improving my playing. After working through Roger Filiberto's "Electric Bass Position Studies" 3 times and nearing the end of Jon Liebman's "Bass Aerobics," I went looking for another book to further my progress and came across the "Bass Line Encyclopedia." I'm still very early in the book (p. 19 in Chapt. 1), but so far am finding it extremely useful. The introductory "Notation and Theory Review" section is concise and packed full of useful information, and the suggestions for approaching the learning process are spot on. Each subsequent chapter covers a different style of playing (e.g., blues, rock, jazz, etc.), and while some of the exercises appear simple at first glance, they are deceptively rich in content and value. I have already picked up several invaluable blues progression bass lines, just in the first half of the first chapter. This book is an essential reference for any bass player's development as a musician. I only wish I had come across it a year ago!



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