Bass Bible

Paul Westwood

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The English bassist Paul Westwood is one of the most in demand bass players of our time. His boo/CD "Bass Bible" is the ultimate method book for every bass player. It contains a fascinating journey through the world of techniques, styles, grooves, and their evolution, using more than 1000 musical examples in all! This book is designed like a dictionary of musical phrases, which can be opened at the point that interests you. Learning a whole series of musical phrases, riffs, rhythms and patterns provides the basic language for performing within a group. Each section of the book captures the essence of a particular style, providing a springboard from which to start improvising. In notation and tablature for 4-string bass. 285 pages.
Contents:
Introduction

BOOK ONE
Techniques
Finger style
Soft/Hard Playing
Tone
Spanish Style
Plectrums & Picks
Nail Playing
Slap Bass
The Squeeze
Right Hand Tapping
Damping
Walking 4 and Damping
Patting
Harmonics
Pedals and Effects
49 Steps to Basic Theory
Walking Bass Lines
Scales, Arpeggios and Scale Exercises
Major Scales
Minor Scales
Diatonic Modes
Arpeggios (Major)
Arpeggios (Minor)
Scale Exercises
Swing 4 Basic Changes
Swing 4 with Chord Extensions
Swing 4 with Passing Notes
Triplet Fills
Chord Sequences and Improvisation
Pop
Latin
Ballad
Jazz

BOOK TWO
Basic Grooves
8th Note Basic Grooves
16th Note Basic Grooves
12/8 Shuffle Basic Grooves
Blues and R&B
12/8 Blues and R & B (Shuffle Feel)
4/4 Blues and R & B
Soul
JAMES JAMERSON and Motown
   Bass Fills
CHUCK RAINEY and Atlantic Records
JAMES BROWN and Funk
STANLEY CLARKE
Rock
Straight 8th Note feel
Syncopated 8th Note feel
16th Note feel
Shuffle feel

BOOK THREE
Latin Music
Latin Styles
Latin Riffs
Double Time Latin Riffs
Salsa
Spanish Flamenco
Mexican Mariachi
Cuban Mambo
Cuban Rock
Jamaican Reggae
   Even feel
   Even feel, no downbeat
   Shuffle feel
   Shuffle feel, no downbeat
Colombia
Brazilian Samba
Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia

BOOK FOUR
African Music
African Riffs
North Africa & the Middle East
Somalia
Mali
Guinea
Cameroon
Republic Congo (Zaire)
Zimbabwe
South Africa & Soweto


BOOK FIVE
Boogie Lines
Larry Graham & Mark King -- Slap Bass
Slap (Beginners)
Larry Graham -- Slap (Boogie)
Mark King -- Slap (Popping)
Jaco Pastorius -- Fretless Bass
Riffs
Fretless Bass Solos
Natural Harmonics
Chordal Harmonics
Arpeggio Chord Progressions with Harmonics
Synthesizer Bass
Modern Riffs -- Jazz & Progressive Lines
Modern Riffs
Jazz & Progressive Lines


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