Review: Chad Johnson "The Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery"

Whether we need another bass fretboard method—especially one that foregoes notation or tab—is up for debate, but Chad Johnson, who has written over 40 instructional books, has a style that’s clear and clean.
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[Hal Leonard]
Whether we need another bass fretboard method—especially one that foregoes notation or tab—is up for debate, but Chad Johnson, who has written over 40 instructional books, has a style that’s clear and clean. This 100-page tome also sets itself apart with nearly 30 quizzes (with answers), making the book a great way for absolute beginners to visualize and play intervals, scale patterns, triads, and 7th chords.

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