The Bass Player’s Handbook

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The Bass Player’s Handbook

  • Published by Berklee Press Publications 155 Pages
  • by Greg Mooter
  • Author: Greg Mooter

It’s your bass – take care of it! The Bass Player’s Handbook provides bassists with a complete guide to understanding the origin and workings of their instrument. Greg Mooter outlines fundamental concepts of proper fingering, tone production and good

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Friend To Have, February 24, 2004
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Spirit1 (Ontario Canada) –
This review is from: The Bass Player’s Handbook (Paperback)

It is impossible to learn anything without your feet being firmly grounded. That’s what this book offers. It will help build a grounded framework for the bass player. Greg Mooter invites the student to explore the intrument from the ground up. From cleaning the bass to polishing you techniques, all is inclusive. Whenever you read a paragraph, a page or a chapter, you’ll come out of your exercises saying, “now that’s much better”. Greg offers a map to good and sound techniques for your development as a new, intermediate or in some cases veteran players. I urge you to consider this book not just as a purchase but as an investment into furthering your knowledge of the bass. Whether you play the upright or a 4,5 or 6 stringer, The Bass Player’s Handbook must be an integral part of your learning and development. Develop your fingering, improve on listening to tones, make physical adjustments to your bass, how to warmup properly and without strain, of all these scenarios will improve day by day. This book is and will be very important to you within the first sitting. PLAY ON.

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4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Informative, But Dry, December 29, 2010
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This book is very wordy. Not in a verbose kind of way, but is richly informative. In fact, if you were to take it seriously and read every word, you would take a week to get from cover to cover. This is not really for the beginner as much of it is IMO appreciated only after you’ve played the bass for a while. I’d say, if you’ve been playing for at least a year or so, go ahead and get it. You’ll have a few revelations of things you never understood (or even knew about), and be reinforced in other areas. Great book.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Friend To Have, February 24, 2004
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Spirit1 (Ontario Canada) –
This review is from: The Bass Player’s Handbook (Paperback)

It is impossible to learn anything without your feet being firmly grounded. That’s what this book offers. It will help build a grounded framework for the bass player. Greg Mooter invites the student to explore the intrument from the ground up. From cleaning the bass to polishing you techniques, all is inclusive. Whenever you read a paragraph, a page or a chapter, you’ll come out of your exercises saying, “now that’s much better”. Greg offers a map to good and sound techniques for your development as a new, intermediate or in some cases veteran players. I urge you to consider this book not just as a purchase but as an investment into furthering your knowledge of the bass. Whether you play the upright or a 4,5 or 6 stringer, The Bass Player’s Handbook must be an integral part of your learning and development. Develop your fingering, improve on listening to tones, make physical adjustments to your bass, how to warmup properly and without strain, of all these scenarios will improve day by day. This book is and will be very important to you within the first sitting. PLAY ON.

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