Los Angeles, CA — December 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing proudly partners with the National Guitar Workshop to release the complete edition of its best-selling method to learning and mastering the electric bass, titled Electric Bass Method Complete, by David Overthrow.
This well-paced and comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques of playing electric bass. The book is designed for both those who are just starting to learn the bass as well as advanced players looking to give their playing more nuance.
Beginning concepts include the basics of the instrument, reading music, and building bass lines using scales, modes, and chord progressions. For the intermediate player, it takes you further into using scales, techniques such as slap & pop, string muting, walking bass lines, modes, tetrachords, passing tones, and varying rhythms. The book concludes with ideas designed to guide you into high-level bass playing, such as rhythm changes, tritone substitution, odd time signatures, chord playing, a study of Latin grooves, reggae, ska, and advanced funk bass lines.
The book also includes an MP3 CD demonstrating all of the musical examples. As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.
Electric Bass Method Complete is now available in book and MP3 CD format for $29.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com/bass.
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