MB 93638 Learn To Play Bluegrass Bass - Earl Gately, CHF 15.90
At last, here is a method book for the upright string bass or "dog house bass" as it is affectionately known in bluegrass circles. Although bluegrass bass has a style of its own, the knowledge gained through this method is applicable to virtually any musical genre. This book addresses the elements of tuning, hand positions, essential chord theory, slap bass technique, and playing in positions 1-10. A handy chart is provided for transposing chord progressions from one key to another. Written in standard notation only.
MB98132BCD Country Bass Guitar Made Easy - Larry McCabe, CHF 25.60
This book/CD set teaches the basics of country bass playing in a fun, “quick access” format, In a minimum amount of time, you will learn the bass part to 22 popular traditional songs including train songs (“New River Train”), gospel standards (“Amazing Grace”), Waltzes (“Knoxville Girl”), bluegrass songs (“Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down”), country blues (“Corrine, Corrina”) and more. All bass parts are written in both tablature and standard notation exactly as played on the companion CD. Extra lyrics are provided for singers.
This stereo CD enables you to “sit in” with a country band that includes a singer, rhythm guitar and bass. To facilitate learning, each of the 22 songs is performed at two tempos: moderate and “slowpoke.” The stereo format allows you to hear the bass guitar clearly isolated on the right speaker.
MB20314 Bluegrass Bass Favorites - Fred Neumann CHF 19.20
This timeless book presents suggested bass lines for dozens of bluegrass favorites, offering the root and the fifth for each chord in the progression in guitar-friendly keys. No music, tab, or lyrics are included in this book, just the song titles and the author’s suggestion of a fundamental bass line in his own brand of shorthand. Perfect for the doghouse bassist wannabe!
MB99940BCD 50 Tunes For Bass, Vol. 1, Traditional, Old Time,Bluegrass & Celtic Solos - Mark Geslison, CHF 51.20
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Bass is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the bass.
The parts in this book range from beginner to advanced and are arranged in "basic," "active" and "solo" levels. Basic, a standard accompaniment mode is the simplest level of bass playing. Active bass is a mixture of basic accompaniment and "walking" which is common in jazz music. Solo bass--which involves fast, syncopated melodic phrases--is the most complex level of bass playing. All parts are written in standard bass clef notation and 4-line bass tablature. Companion CD’s included. Tunes recorded by full band, not all instruments featured in every song.