Mastering the Bass, Book 1

Bruce Gertz Book/2-CD

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This book and 2CD set is designed to provide the electric and/or acoustic bass student with a thorough study of obtainable musical goals as well as a strong rhythmic foundation upon which bass playing must be built. Contains hundreds of essential rhythms, techniques, chord progressions, and bass lines covering a wide range of styles along with short repeated grooves and vamps plus a myriad of open-string and first-position studies. 180 pages.

Contents:
What does it mean to be a bassist?
To Become a Master
Setting Goals
How to Practice/Practice Routine
Intro to Basics
 Fingering Hand
 Parts of the Bass Guitar
 Parts of the Upright Double Bass
 Standing/Sitting With the Bass Guitar 1
 Standing/Sitting Pizzicatto 1
 Right Hand Pizzicatto 1
 Thumb Placement,
  Left Hand (Upright Bass) 1
 Right Hand/Left Hand/Damping 1
 Left Hand Thumb
  Placement (Electric Bass) 1
 Damping With the Right Hand 1
 Muting With All Four Fingers 1
 Damping With Both Hands 1
 Good Technique 2
 Bad Habits, Things to Avoid 2
 Fingerstyle 2
 Using a Pick or Plecktrum 2
 Left Arm Almost
  Perpendicular to the Neck 2
 BowGrip 2
 Bow Placement, Drawing the Bow,
  Tone Production
 Standing ARCO Position 3
 BowArm 3:
 Tuning the Bass 3:
 The Value of Reading Music 4
 Learning to Read Music
 Basics 4:
 Note/Rest Values 4:
 Counting Notes/Rests in 4/4 44
 Triplets
 Sixteenth Rests  Open String Rhythm Studies.... 51

 Note and Rest Values Combined
 Open String Exercises
 Repeat Brackets Se
 Open Strings 5!
 Time Signatures 55
 Dotted Note Values 6(
 Dotted Rests 61
 TheTie
 G&D 6!
 The Beat or Groove 62
 Vamps 62
 Right Hand Exercise 7!
Time and Rhythm
Time
How to Practice Time
Time and Rhythmic Accuracy
Syncopations
Rhythmic Notation of Common Bass Grooves

Theory
Key Signatures
Circle of Fifths
Key Signature Chart
Intervals of the Chromatic Scale
Major Scale Construction
Minor Scale Construction
Intervals of a Major Scale
Interval Piece 

1st Position
First 5 Notes on the E String
Exercises on the E String
First 5 Notes on the A String
Exercises on the A String
A Major, Exercise on
the E and A String
Walking Blues, Bass Lines A & E..
First 5 Notes on the D String
Exercises on the D String
Walking Blues, Bass Lines D & A.
Crossing Strings
First 5 Notes on the G String
Exercises on the G String
Enharmonic Spelling
Enharm's Way
Walking Blues, Bass Lines G & D..
Tie Exercises
Oh What a Beautiful Morning
Drunken Sailor
Question and Answer
Battle of Jericho
1st Position 2nd Finger
Basic Slap Style, Right Hand
G Funk Blues
You Are My Sunshine
God Bless America
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Ear Training
Musical Ears  Ear Training: Rhythmic Dictation Exercise #1   Ear Training: Rhythmic Dictation Exercise #2
Ear Training: Pitch Exercise #1
Ear Training: Pitch Exercise #2
Ear Training:
Harmonic Rhythmic Dictation
Pentatonic Scales
E Major Pentatonic Scale Pentatonic Piece

Note Finder
Fingerboard Diagrams
Music vs the Fingering
Note Finder Diagrams
Variations on a Funky Theme

Roots, Sths, Octaves Basic Chord Chart Reading
Rhythmic Notation With
Chord Symbols
Intervals in Position
Roots and Fifths 
B6 Blues/Roots Only
B~' Blues/Roots and Fifths
Blues
Reading Basic Chord Charts
Intervals in Position
Roots, Fifths and Octaves
A Minor Bossa Nova
6/8 Latin/Roots, Fifths and Octaves.
GroovesNamps with
Roots and Fifths

110 Scales/1~'Iodes, 216 Chord Arpeggios in 1st Position
Major Scales in 1st Position
Minor Scales in 1st Position
First Position Chord Arpeggios From Open E
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 1st Fret F
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 2nd Fret F~
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 3rd Fret G
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 4th Fret A6
First Position Chord Arpeggios From Open A
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 1st Fret B6
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 2nd Fret B
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 3rd Fret C
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 4th Fret d
First Position Chord Arpeggios From Open D
First Position Chord Arpeggios From 1st Fret E~