This book by Bass Player contributing editor and columnist Ed Friedland teaches
electric or acoustic bassists of any style the musical skills essential in the
working world, survival tips for tackling any gig, and techniques for achieving a
competitive edge. It helps new working bassists hit the ground running, and pro
players grow stronger. Topics include time and groove, chord charts, ear training,
doubling, thumb technique, keeping time, faking tunes and many more, plus
ways to assess a gig and deliver the goods. Includes lots of musical examples
and exercises, both in the book and on the play-along CD.