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5-String Bass Method

by Brian Emmel
Besides discussing how to adapt to the differences in the 5-string versus 4-, this book explores the various ways of using the 5-string, practice tips, different techniques, and practical applications for various genres demonstrated through songs on the 37-minute accompanying CD.
00000134Book/CD Pack $17.95
 
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Art of the Slap

by Brian Emmel
This slap bass method book, designed for advanced beginning to intermediate bassists, is based on the understanding and application of modes. The focus is on the concept of groove sculpting from modes, and not on actual right- and left-hand techniques. The CD features recordings of all the examples, plus a split-channel option to let you practice your playing. Includes 13 songs.
00000229Book/CD Pack $16.95
 
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Bass Guitar Chords

by Ron Middlebrook
84 of the most popular chords for bass guitar. Covers: finger placement, note construction, chromatic charts, and the most commonly used bass scales. Also has a helpful explanation of the common 2-5-1 progression, and the chords in all keys.
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Blues Grooves

Traditional Concepts for Playing 4 & 5 String Blues Bass
by Brian Emmel
This book/CD pack has been designed to educate bass enthusiasts about the development of different styles and traditions throughout the history of the blues, from the 1920s to the early 1970s. Players will learn blues scales, rhythm variations, turnarounds, endings and grooves, and styles such as Chicago blues, jazz, Texas blues, rockabilly, R&B and more. The CD includes 36 helpful example tracks.
00000269Book/CD Pack $17.95
 
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Hip-hop Grooves for Bass

by Max Palermo
From the irresistible party jams of South Bronx to the urban sounds of today, hip-hop has maintained close links with its roots. Many of its characteristic sounds and beats come from funk, soul, and R&B origins. The electric bass plays a key role in creating the grooviní that gives hip-hop a unique, attractive feel. This book/CD set contains 90 authentic hip-hop licks that will lead you to the vibrant world of hip-hop style. All the bass lines are demonstrated on the CDís full-performance tracks and transcribed in standard notation and tablature. Jamming along with these patterns, you will improve your technique while you learn how to lay down the right groove. Just listen to the tracks and concentrate on playing with a good-time feel. Enjoy!
00001174 $14.95
 
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