Good book to learn bass on?

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Sterling94
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Good book to learn bass on?

Postby Sterling94 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:56 pm UTC

Hi all, I'm currently saving up for a bass, but while I'm waiting I'd like to have something to read through/study, so that I know at least the basics (ha.) of theory before I start.

Does anyone have any suggestions for good titles, or any general advice for a newbie for that matter?

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Re: Good book to learn bass on?

Postby commodorejohn » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:11 pm UTC

Rather than a book, here's a video with Billy Sheehan covering the basic stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3iCSlPbLxQ
Also, a video lesson from bass god Chris Squire, because why not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cprcYnffK_o

But really, there's no substitute for just getting an instrument and fooling around with it until you can find your way around. Bass is nice for this since nobody expect you to do complex chord fingerings :D

What kind of bass are you looking at? Rondo Music has some great options and offers excellent build quality for shockingly cheap - I have a 5-string Jazz Bass clone from them with a solid ash body that sells for only $200, and it's awesome.
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