Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Master the bass—it's the heart of the band

The bass guitar provides the essential link between the instruments laying down the beat and the instruments carrying the melody of a song. With this book as your guide, you can become the bassist you want to be, whether it involves performing before screaming fans or just jamming with your friends. Discover how the bass is used in a variety of musical genres, gain knowledge and confidence from simple lessons, apply techniques the pros use, and polish your bass lines with online practice sessions.

Develop solid rhythm and timing
Build scales and modes into great bass lines
Play a ton of grooves in a variety of styles


Know what to look for when choosing your first bass guitar
Set up your equipment
Learn scales, modes, and arpeggios
Combine harmony and rhythm into grooves
Explore professional techniques
Jam with online practice

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