There's more to rock bass playing than just following the guitarist's left hand! This book with audio demo exercises and full-length tunes available online for download or streaming gives you all the tools you need to construct your own bass lines, creatively and effectively, in a rock context. Learn to play the perfect line for any musical situation – on the spot! Topics covered include: tips on playing position and posture • warm-up exercises • essential scales and rhythms • building with octaves, appraoch notes, and fifths • box shapes, pentatonic scales and blues • and rhythmic variations.
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Ed Friedland has been at the forefront of bass education for over 30 years, having written 20 instructional books for Hal Leonard including: Building Walking Bass Lines, The Hal Leonard Bass Method, Blues Bass, Reggae Bass, Jazz Bass, Bass Improvisation, Bass Grooves, Slap Bass (DVD), Jazz Upright Bass (DVD), and many others. As a columnist and contributing editor for Bass Player magazine, Ed has written hundreds of instructional articles, several which have been compiled into his book, The Working Bassist’s Toolkit. Ed has taught at Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Arizona State University, as well as having performed clinics across the US.