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Bass Guitar for Dummies

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  176 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more

The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians-you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in "Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

"You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to pick up and which accessor
ebook, 360 pages
Published December 13th 2012 by For Dummies (first published November 1st 2003)
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Sort of read, sort of skimmed. I was hooping that this book would go deeper into the history of bass guitar, but it really only touched upon it in a few asides. Understandable, really, but alas. This means I need to find a more comprehensive text.

The exercises were good, and the information was helpful. Predictably, this book was more for people looking to play the guitar than for any research purposes. Which wasn't what I was looking for. This is more my fault (and trying to be lazy) than the f
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally read 'Dummies' book to get a kind of over all outline on a given subject as they tend to scratch the surface but not get into a great deal of depth. This book really surprised my both its overall content and its depth. I would have no problem highly recommending this book to either a beginning or an intermediate bass player. Good stuff!
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had not played bass in the last 6 years, although I am not a dummy at all in terms of bass playing I bought this to get back in the job. Although the author covers a whole variety of themes it simply is too brief on music notation/reading and harmony. Sometimes the explanations are too brief as well.

Edit: raised the rating to 4 stars, after reading it again when I need the necessary info this book is rather effective.
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Highly informative and well-written. The author definitely knows his chops. I learned a lot on the first read and will likely end up re-reading parts of this book. I'm sure there are things I missed.
Jeff Bookworm
Jan 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! helped my bass playing progress quite a bit.
Steve Hegge
Helpful in some ways, but no replacement for individual lessons.
May 23, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Gilles Desrosiers
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good beginner's guide. I looked at many bass guides and liked this one the best.
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not bad but hate the format of 'Dummies' books.
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