By Patrick Pfeiffer
Updated with the most recent bass guitar know-how, components, and more
The bass is the center of track. So go away heart degree to the opposite musicians-you have extra vital paintings to do. you will find every thing you must dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, second Edition.
You'll get professional suggestion at the fundamentals, like finding out what sort of bass to select up and which add-ons are important and that are simply great to have. Plus, you'll get step by step directions for purchasing begun, from find out how to carry and place your bass to studying notation and figuring out chords, scales, and octaves to enjoying solos and fills.
* New assurance of slaps, double stops, de-tuning, and fretless techniques
* New musical workouts in addition to updates to charts, illustrations, photographs, and resources
* comprises bonus CD with audio clips of all of the examples within the book
Whether you're a newbie deciding upon up a bass for the 1st time or an skilled participant trying to enhance your abilities, Bass Guitar For Dummies, second version is an easy-to-follow reference that offers you simply adequate song concept to get you occurring your approach fast!
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After all, the grooves you play determine the harmonic and the rhythmic content of a song. Is it a wonder that good bassists are the most sought-after musicians? Creating grooves and riffs Certain elements are essential for the creation of grooves and riffs (Chapters 6 and 7 tell you all about these elements). Grooves have a rhythmic content (groove skeleton) and a harmonic content (a chord and scale). Riffs are a short melody that you can play to fill a space in the music. A bassist will often play a groove in the lower octave and then add a riff in the higher octave to give his bass line variety and to keep listeners interested.
Take a look at Figures 2-2 and 2-3 and note that the general position of the bass is the same whether you’re standing or sitting. Voilà! Standing with your bass And now, get on your feet! The time has come to take a stand with your bass. Here’s how: 1. Make sure your strap is securely attached to the strap pins. Also, make sure your strap is straight, not twisted from one end to the other. 2. Let your bass hang loosely from your shoulder. Keep your left hand underneath the neck, but don’t clutch it.
This modulation is then translated into an electric signal, which in turn is converted into sound by the amplifier and speaker. Chapter 1: Bass Bass-ics: What Is the Meaning of Bass? ✓ The controls: The controls are the knobs used for adjusting the volume and tone (bass and treble) of the pickups. They’re located toward the lower end of your bass (when you have it strapped on). ✓ The bridge: The strings are attached to the body at the bridge. The bridge holds one end of each string and is located at the end of the body.