Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies))

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Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies))

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Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD!The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dumm

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What to Practice When I’m Practicing, December 13, 2010
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hadley
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I’ve been playing bass for a long time, and one of the things I always struggle with is what to do when I’m practicing. I have a few exercises that I can recall from various teachers, but playing the same things over and over again can only help me progress to a certain point.

I like Patrick Pfeiffer’s other books and his approach to teaching bass, so I picked up this book specifically because I wanted some exercises to practice on my own. I was pleasantly surprised to see the hand and shoulder stretches, and I love the modal content. Patrick combines the technical and musical aspects of playing bass into single exercises, which makes practicing much more enjoyable and helps you progress much more rapidly as a bassist. For each exercise, there is an easy-to-follow musical notation and tab, and for most (I think all) of the exercises past the third chapter or so, there is a track of Patrick playing the exercise in question on the accompanying CD. It’s easy to figure out how to play each exercise and then use a metronome to play it at the appropriate speed.

At the end of the book, Patrick lays out the ten essential elements of a good practice, which is exactly what I need. He sets out to provide the groundwork for a challenging practice session, but leaves it up to you to choose the specific exercises. I think this is a wonderful book for any bass player that is looking for practice tips that will help hone all aspects of his/her bass playing.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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Baddest man in the land!, November 26, 2010
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Jeff
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Bass guitar for dummies was a treasure trove of information for any bassist on any level! It has become a major resource point for me these days. Bass exercises for dummies will take your playing to new heights. I’m always asked by so many people how I play patterns on the bass at light speed precision and groove and obviously the secret is out! This book is a gold mine and no bassist should go without it! Stop playing those tired old scales and learn from a true bass guru. Thank you Patrick once again for sharing your wisdom…… can’t wait for the next book!

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A Mother of excercise books, November 23, 2010
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Leonid Tomilchik (Ridgewood, NJ USA) –
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This is an excellent exercise book that will help you become a better all-around bassist. Patrick Pfeiffer knows how to break down elements of playing – scales, chords, groove – and he tells you how to structure your practice routine to address each element, and then combine them in a meaningful way. Go straight to Chapter 14 – it has a blueprint for your daily exercise routine right there! Before I started taking lessons with Patrick I was literally spinning wheels – not really knowing what and how to practice to get better. The lessons – and this book, which very closely follows what Patrick teaches – made this easy. Starting with proper warm-up for both hands separately, through “light-touch” techniques and economical playing (no unnecessary hand movements!), through knowledge of scales, modes and arpeggios, through proper groove and rhythm, through different styles – to actual music-making. All in one practice session! This is very rewarding, I must tell you. Now with this book I no longer have a feel that I just spent an hour-and-a-half playing F major scale up and down at different speed – exercise became so much more productive.
Great job, Mr. Pfeiffer! Waiting for the next excellent book!

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