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Author

Publisher

ISBN #

 

Good reading :) !

 

Instruction

Slap It!

by Tony Oppenheim

THEODORE PRESSER COMPANY

414-41138

 

Building Walking Bass Lines

&

Expanding Walking Bass Lines

by Ed Friedland

Hal Leonard

0793542049

 

Serious Electric Bass : The Bass Player's Complete Guide to Scales & Chords (Contemporary Bass Series)

by Joel di Bartolo

Warner Brothers Publications

1576238830

 

Gary Willis's books

 

Improvisers Bass Method

by Chuck Sher

Sher Music Co

0961470100

 

Bass Playing Techniques : The Complete Guide

by Alexis Sklarevski

Musicians Institute Press

0793582024

 

Bass Guitar for Dummies

by Patrick Pfeiffer & Will Lee

For Dummies

0764524879

 

The Bass Player Book - Equipment, Technique, Styles, and Artists

Bass Player Magazine

0-87930-573-8

 

Funk Bass (Bass Builders Series)

by Jon Liebman

Hal Leonard

079351620X

 

Bass Method

by Ray Brown

Hal Leonard

0793594561

 

Funkifying the Clave: Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass and Drums

by Lincoln Goines & Robby Ameen

Warner Brothers Publications

0769220207

 

Evolving Bassist - Millenium Edition

by Rufus Reid

Warner Brothers Publications

0967601509

 

Harmonic Colours for Bass - A Musical Approach to Chord and Scale Relationships

By David Gross

Warner Brothers Publications

1-57623-935-7

 

Gear

The Tube Amp Book

by Aspen Pittman

Backbeat Books

0879307676

 

Stewart Mc Donald's Publications

 

American Basses: An Illustrated History and Player's Guide

by Jim Roberts

Backbeat Books

0-87930-721-8

 

Guitar Player Repair Guide: How to Set-Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics

by Dan Erlewine

Backbeat Books

0879302917

 

The Complete Guide to Guitar & Amp Maintenance

by Ritchie Fliegler

Hal Leonard

0793534909

 

The Bass Book / a Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars

by Tony Bacon

Backbeat Books

0879303689

 

Ampeg: The Story Behind the Sound

by Bill Moore

Hal Leonard

0793579511

 

Bios

Jaco: The Extraordinary and the Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, "the World's Greatest Bass Player"

by Bill Milkowski

Backbeat Books

0879303611

 

Standing in the Shadows of Motown : The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson

by Licks, Allen Slutsky, James Jamerson, Motown Record Corporation, Dr Licks

Hal Leonard

0881888826

 

Beneath the Underdog : His World as composed by Mingus

by Charles Mingus

Vintage

0679737618

 

Miscellaneous

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

by Richard Bach

Avon

0380012863

 

Cool bassbook shop !

 

Beyond the Bass Clef

by Tony Levin

Papa Bear Records

0966813707

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Serious Electric Bass: The Bass Player's Complete Guide to Scales & Chords (Contemporary Bass Series)

by Joel di Bartolo

 

Paperback: 279 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.71 x 11.96 x 9.06

Publisher: Warner Brothers Publications; (February 1997)

ISBN: 1576238830

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Originally posted by Rain Dog

BUILDING WALKING BASS LINES by Ed Friedland (Parts 1&2)


Super good books.

 

Anything from Ed is good solid material. He was my instrcutor you know.;)

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Originally posted by Jazz Ad

Look.


We said
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.

 

This is an essential read for anyone who aspires to greater than mediocrity.

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I would say the Bass Grimoire, but I didn't really like it a whole lot. But maybe someone else might like it. it seems like it wold be a good reference book.

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well, it just seemed really redundant too. i mean, do i really need to know the 7 modes of every scale once I know what a mode is? maybe i'm just confused on what a mode is.

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Bass Guitar for Dummies

 

 

actually a REALLY good book. Starts very basic and gets into some (somewhat) advanced theory and styles...

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Originally posted by Joe_Camel

well, it just seemed really redundant too. i mean, do i really need to know the 7 modes of every scale once I know what a mode is? maybe i'm just confused on what a mode is.

 

 

Dingdingdingding!

 

 

Your "I get it" prize is in the mail.

 

:D

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The "For Dummies" series seems really good most of the time. I've bought C++ for Dummies, Windows Programming for Dummies, and DirectX for Dummies, all were pretty decent.

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