Bass Technique 1

Bass Technique 1

The fundamentals of proper technique for the bass guitar.

Bass Technique 1 covers the fundamentals of proper technique. The techniques and exercises discussed will help to give you the foundation needed to perform with confidence, accuracy, and longevity. Topics include proper posture (including the position of your arms and hands), how to warm up and stretch to help prevent injuries, proper hand placement on the fretboard and the plucking hand, the notes on the fingerboard, tuning the instrument, different plucking techniques (including using your fingers and a pick), and playing in time and using a metronome. Theory topics include various scales, scale harmonization, key centers, diatonic triads, and more. Extensive diagrams and examples are included.

Page Count: 108 pages

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  • Irio O’Farrill
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