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Gibson Guitars teams up with MJS Music & Entertainment to create the revolutionary beginner bass method BASS GUITAR DVD #1. In BASS GUITAR DVD #1, narrator and author Mark John Sternal introduces viewers to the world of bass guitar via a 2-and-a-half hour series of lessons—exclusively using Gibson brand bass guitars. A thorough introduction employs an EB3 electric bass and the El Capitan acoustic bass, teaching complete beginners often overlooked subjects like instrument parts, using a strap, and holding the bass.

After thoroughly covering how to read bass guitar music, viewers will progressively learn string after string, building up their chops while learning bass guitar fundamentals and adding to their arsenal of songs, rhythms and techniques in the "Real Easy Playing Section." Each new string introduces new notes and musical tricks as well as new bass guitars. Picking techniques and First String exercises are demonstrated on the Les Paul Special bass. Second String notes are introduced on the Epiphone Viola bass, then combined with first string notes. An Allen Woody Rumblekat bass with a Wine Red finish is used to introduce students to the notes on the third string, followed by a series of lessons combining the first 3 string to play songs, scales and rhythms. For the fourth and final string, a Jack Casady Gold Top model is used to complete the student's ability to play on all strings.

The Basic and Easy Playing sections lay the ground work for the grand finale: "Playing In A Band," which is demonstrated on a Goth Black Thunderbird bass. This section introduces the student to the intricacies of playing along with drums and other instruments in a band setting. Before wrapping up, BASS GUITAR DVD #1 Beginner Basics and Beyond takes the student's playing skills over and above a beginner level by teaching 5 songs. These include songs focusing on Slap Bass, Rock, Traditional Shuffle, Country and Blues.

BASS GUITAR DVD #1 is also packed with a ton of bonus features, including a Jam Section, On Screen Bass Tuner and Metronome, and a stills section detailing the Gibson Brand bass guitars used to film the video. The DVD is priced surprisingly low at only $14.95. A guitar edition was released early in 2008 and quickly became a national best seller. GUITAR and BASS GUITAR DVD #1 Beginner Basics and Beyond are available at music stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Beginner Basics & Beyond. Enter Now for a Chance to win a copy! Gibson and MJS Music & Entertainment are giving away 2 copies of Bass Guitar #1 — Beginner Basics and Beyond Instructional DVD each week for 10 weeks!

Enter today at http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Contests/2008/MJS_Bass_DVDs/

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