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  • Product Number: 30232
  • Make: Alfred
  • Barcode: 9780739052679
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The Total Blues Bassist is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of blues bass playing. The blues has influenced countless styles of music—including rock, jazz, pop, and country—and is loved for the depth of feeling it captures. This book will teach you all the skills you need to master the blues, such as various left- and right-hand techniques as well as advanced concepts like using silence and dynamics to help you create more interesting bass lines. Learn how to lock in with the drummer, guitarist, and singer, and even how to play without a drummer. You will also discover many styles such as delta blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues, rockabilly, funk, and jazz blues. You can build your own style on the bass as well as prepare for any blues situation you encounter. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
  • 12-Bar Minor Blues
  • 16-Bar Blues
  • A Note About Equipment
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Acoustic Blues
  • Altered Chords
  • Altered Dominant Chords
  • Anticipation
  • Augmented Chords
  • Basic Right-Hand Technique: Getting a Good Sound
  • Be There or Be Flat
  • Becoming a Total Blues Bassist
  • Bends
  • Billygoat Rock
  • Blues Bass Blues
  • Breezin' Blues
  • Candy Don't Want Me No More
  • CHAPTER 1: MUSIC NOTATION
  • CHAPTER 1
  • SCALES
  • CHAPTER 11: MORE RHYTHMIC VARIATIONS
  • CHAPTER 12: TURNAROUNDS
  • CHAPTER 13: CHORD SUBSTITUTIONS
  • CHAPTER 14: NON-12-BAR FORMS
  • CHAPTER 15: MINOR BLUES
  • CHAPTER 16: EXTENDED
  • ALTERED
  • AND AUGMENTED CHORDS
  • CHAPTER 17: BLUES STYLES
  • CHAPTER 18: GUITARISTIC TECHNIQUES
  • CHAPTER 19: READING GUITAR MUSIC
  • CHAPTER 2: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE BASS
  • CHAPTER 2
  • FRETLESS BASS
  • CHAPTER 3: BASIC TECHNIQUE
  • CHAPTER 4: THE MAJOR SCALE
  • CHAPTER 5: MORE MUSIC THEORY
  • CHAPTER 6: THE 12-BAR BLUES FORM
  • CHAPTER 7: RHYTHMIC VARIATIONS
  • CHAPTER 8: PATTERN-BASED BASS LINES
  • CHAPTER 9: 7TH CHORDS
  • Checking If My Train's on Time
  • Common Substitutions
  • Conclusion
  • Cowbell Burnout Blues
  • Crash Blues
  • Cut Time
  • Diatonic Harmony
  • Dominant 7th Chords in the Blues
  • Double Stops and Chords
  • Double-Stop Turnaround
  • Easy Does It
  • Eight-Bar Blues
  • Eighth-Note Triplets
  • Electric Blues
  • Extended Chords
  • Four-Bar Phrases
  • Freddie's Greenery
  • Fretboard Diagrams
  • Friendship Blues
  • Funky Blues
  • Funky Metamorphosis
  • Guitar TAB
  • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
  • Harmony
  • Holding the Bass
  • Hot for Substitute
  • I Would If I Could
  • Intervals
  • Introduction
  • I's a Blue Dog
  • James Brown-Style Funk
  • Jazz Blues
  • Jazz Cat Blues
  • Key Signatures
  • Leafing Through the Pages
  • Learning the Fretboard
  • Left-Hand Technique
  • Little Arms Blues
  • Lonely Little Inn
  • Mapping the Guitar Fretboard onto the Bass
  • Mixed
  • Not Shakin'
  • Modes of the Major Scale
  • More Substitutions
  • My Kinda Blues
  • Oh My
  • A Blues!
  • Old Dog
  • New Trick
  • One-Bar Patterns
  • Open and Closed Fingerings
  • Parallel Minor
  • PART 1: GETTING STARTED
  • PART 2: PLAYING THE BLUES
  • PART 3: VARIATIONS
  • PART 4: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
  • Patterns and Licks Using the Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales
  • Playing a 12-Bar Blues
  • Politically Correct
  • Possum Blossom
  • Relative Minor
  • Rough Bounce
  • Saturday Morning Blues
  • Scale Degrees
  • Showing Off My Lady
  • Shuff-a-Luff-a
  • Sing It Suzy!
  • Slides
  • Soloing and Improv
  • Some Sunny Sunday
  • Standard Music Notation
  • Straight Eighths and Quick Fours
  • Structure of a Jazz Performance
  • Syncopation
  • Syncopation Exercises
  • Tablature (TAB)
  • Tapping
  • Tapping the Blues
  • The Blues Is Everything
  • The Blues Scale
  • The Circle of 5ths
  • The Clave Rhythm
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale
  • The Major Scale
  • The Major Scales
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • The Minor Scale
  • The Mixolydian Mode Over a Dominant 7th Chord
  • The Pill Is Wrong
  • The Real Veal
  • The Shuffle Feel
  • This Bird Has None
  • Time
  • Too Hot to Bowl
  • Transposing Patterns
  • Transposing Patterns to IV and V
  • Treble Clef
  • Tuning the Bass
  • Uptempo Shuffle
  • Using an Amplifier
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bag
  • Vibrato
  • We Fit Together Real Nice

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Leading Specialist Supplier

We are one of the top suppliers of woodwind, brass and orchestral strings across Sussex and are main agents for most of the instruments we sell. We only list instruments we normally carry in stock.

Full Workshop Facilities

Our instruments are fully checked and set up through our workshop to ensure perfect playing.

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