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Beginning Bass Scales: Introduces You to Scale Theory and Application Paperback – 1 Jun 1992

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Product details

  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Amsco Publication; 1st edition (1 Jun. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825613426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825613425
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 0.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Width:7 cm, Height:2 cm, Depth:4.3 cm, Interfaces:1 x USB 2.0 - Type A ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 - Type B, Cables Included:2 x USB cable

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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 May 2003
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I would highly recommend this book to any bass player. Scales are a great way to improve your playing and ability to get across the fretboard. This book is particularly good because it discusses scale theory. Rather than blindly learning scales you can see how each group of scales follows set patterns, this helps improvisation skills and saves learning all the different scales.
If you only get one scale book, get this one, if you want two, get the Bass Scales Manual by Harvey Vinsen, these two book go really well together.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Halberg on 4 Jan. 2012
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This is a very useful accompaniment to your learning library and very good for practicing scales for warming-up and getting your fingers and hands in shape.
The book sits very easily on a music stand due to its shape - you can sit it in the middle of an open page on a music sheet - and it fits nicely inside my gig bag.
The title of the book is "Beginning Bass Scales" - not Beginning Bass - i.e. it is a book for anyone beginning to learn Bass "Scales" not necessarily a book for anyone beginning to learn Bass, having said that I would say I was an advanced beginner when I bought the book and have found it very useful to learn about scales and scale structure that wasn't in the lessons I was having at the time.
Don't be put off this book if you are an absolute beginner, as you will need to learn scales at some stage and this book will fit the job nicely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wino Trim on 16 July 2012
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The clue's in the title- Beginning Bass Scales not beginning bass guitar- therefore it assumes some basic knowledge; a tad more than one end of the fret board from the other kind of thing.
And it doesn't hang about- it moves through major scale theory, the circle of fifths, minor scales, past the modes (mixolydian anyone?), the blues with its minor pentatonics, its major thirds and flattened fifths and onto altered and diminished scales with an alacrity certified to petrify any tentative bass player.
Then again it's not an arcane subject- it's the bass guitar. Anyone serious enough about putting the hours into learning the nuts and bolts of the world's greatest instrument and want to do more than simply plod along on the root note in vain hope of pulling the birds/blokes after a gig, getting to grips with the basics shouldn't prove a problem.
Used in tandem with one of those scale books with bigger, easier to read diagrams and some basic music theory- information which can be found online- this book is a highly recommended and valuable source of information.
If the methods of practice, style and technique exampled and which take up the majority of this book are followed religiously, within six months you will probably have more knowledge and better grasp of the bass guitar than many a successful musician.
Lastly, You Tube is a good source of useful tips, tricks and general knowledge on all facets on playing this great instrument.
Be inspired....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Ellingford on 7 Sept. 2011
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I purchased this book a while ago and have mixed thoughts.
The title may be a bit confusing in that it is not a begginers book, it is designed for someone already playing Bass but moving to level 2/3 and already learning different scales. Hope that makes sense?

Anyway, a very useful reference book for scales for those progressing in Bass playing but don't buy if you are a complete beginner, learn the basic skills first then buy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alan Gibson on 9 Jun. 2013
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I have been playing bass for some 30+ years, but have never had a lesson. The odd theory book is very handy and I find to helps to challenge my understanding of the instrument and add a little difference to practice. At the price I paid this is a veritable bargain.
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By dave woyen on 3 Dec. 2013
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Very easy to use & full of stuff to get your teeth into. Very easy to use even for complete beginner or intermediate level.
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This book does what it says on the tin.
Recommend for those wanting to learn bass guitar techniques and scales.
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