Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New to the Open Library? — Learn how it works
Want to support Open Library? Until April 30, we'll double your donation! Help us build the great digital library.
Last edited by Mek
July 14, 2017 | History

The complete idiot's guide to playing bass guitar 1 edition

The complete idiot's guide to playing bass guitar
Davies Hodge

No ebook available.

Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries powered by WorldCat


Better World Books $3.98 (used)
Yikes! There's no description for this book yet. Can you help?
There is only 1 edition record, so we'll show it here...  •  Add edition?

The complete idiot's guide to playing bass guitar
by David Hodge.

Published 2006 by Alpha Books in Indianapolis, IN .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. Meet your new bass. The bass and the bassist ; Shopping ; Getting acquainted with your new friend
pt. 2. Facing the music. Reading directions ; Fascinating rhythm ; Getting to your roots
pt. 3. The great leap forward. The major scale ; Chords and arpeggios ; Other chords you'll need to know ; Using what you've learned so far
pt. 4. Movin' and groovin'. Home sweet home : the concept of keys ; Minor madness ; Wandering from home : chord progressions ; Further from home : more chord progressions ; Going modal with scales ; Progressive jamming
pt. 5. Moving on up. Spicing up your playing ; Further on up the neck ; Riffs to clip and save ; Going solo at the improv
pt. 6. Playing for life. Slap, crackle, pop...some more fun techniques ; The loud stuff : rock 'n' roll ; The blues ; The not-so-loud stuff ; All that jazz and some extra spice ; We are the world ; Taking care of your best friend.

Edition Notes

Companion CD contains demonstration tracks of examples and exercises in the book.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Complete idiot's guide, Playing bass guitar

The Physical Object

xxii, 308 p. :
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
Library Thing

History Created December 11, 2009 · 3 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

July 14, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: Internet Archive Wishlist
January 29, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add more information to works
December 11, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page