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  • Sheet music: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books (3 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879309253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879309251
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 711,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Ãrsell on 31 Aug. 2013
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Not much of real value. I can give you the essentials here: Check out your intonation. Don't try to sound like Jaco. The fretless has a singing quality to it. There you are! If you never read a word about the topic and have all the musical examples at hand, to listen to, you might be able to enjoy yourself for a while.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great book! 7 Aug. 2008
By Wes Watson - Published on
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While I may be a bit biased towards the fretless bass - this book is certainly very well done. Chris Jisi, from Bass Player, has assembled some of the most influential fretless players on the planet, to talk about technique, music, style, and technical aspects of fretless bass. The book is well organized, with some great information about music available, as well as who's playing what.

The book is rounded out by some great luthiers and builders discussing care & feeding of a proper fretless.

I also love the center section with some full page, and full color, Bass Player Magazine covers of great fretless players that have graced their pages. That's a very nice bonus.

If you are at all interested in fretless bass - this book is a keeper!

Wes Watson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Information 30 Mar. 2009
By William S. Hughes - Published on
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This book has a lot of information about top pro players and their approach to the fretless that is useful for fretless players of all skill levels. I've been playing fretless for 20 years, and still learned a trick or two. I did NOT like the 16 pages of Bass Player magazine covers inserted into the middle of the book - it felt like filler. Perhaps the best price is a discounted price for that reason.
Great book with inaccurate title 1 Aug. 2014
By Robert J. DeRosa - Published on
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If this book had been given a more accurate title, like "Fretless Bassists Speak," or "Interviews with Famous Fretless Bassists," it might not have received as many negative comments. "The Fretless Bass" implies a compendium of information, which the book is not. But for what it is, it's excellent, providing profound insights into the minds, histories, playing habits, and gear of famous fretless players.
Great inspiration 27 Oct. 2011
By tjones - Published on
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Great interviews from all the usual suspects (i.e., brilliant,flashy,and eccentric players from Wooten to Claypool),but I really appreciated the Bill Wyman interview.When I first picked up the Bass long ago,I first learned with his stuff in the Stones,for playing in sync with the drums,and now know it was done usually with a de-fretted Bass (who knew?).Playing in the Pocket.Great inspirational book!
Some real value, many glossy tales of greatness 5 Jan. 2015
By Trond Øverland - Published on
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Out of this stellar crowd Bailey and Manring in particular offer substantial guidelines and tips for concrete training. The list of recordings attached to each musician is probably useful as well to those who want to check out performers of various schools and eras of fretless playing.
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