Music Theory for Bass Players is a comprehensive workbook, focusing on elements that are key for bass players

For a lot of bass players, it can be difficult to find books that outline music theory specifically for them. Now, Hal Leonard aims to demystify the fretboard and help bass players find their full potential with the all-new Music Theory for Bass Players from acclaimed author Steve Gorenberg.


Music Theory for Bass Players is a comprehensive workbook, focusing on elements that are key for bass players. Chapters throughout the book cover: The Musical Alphabet - Learning the Fretboard - The Major Scale - The Minor Scale - Key Signatures - Arpeggios - Intervals - Pentatonic and Blues Scales - Harmonizing the Scales - Chord Progressions - Inversions - Non-Chord Tones - The Modes - Advanced Scales - Stylistic Bass Lines - and Play-Along Tracks.

In addition to a vast amount of information for players, hundreds of examples for studying and practicing are included throughout for players to jam to. The book also features over 200 demonstration and play-along audio tracks, and three bass fretboard theory video lessons.

Each book features a unique code giving students access to the audio and videos via the Hal Leonard MyLibrary website. Both are available to be streamed or downloaded directly to devices. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Steve Gorenberg is a transcriber of many popular guitar and bass notation and tablature books, including Metallica, Queen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

Music Theory for Bass Players retails for $24.99


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