Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass

by Earl Gately
$14.99
sku: 02-93638
This method book for the upright bass addresses: tuning, hand positions, essential chord theory, legato technique, slap bass technique, and playing in positions 1-10. A handy chart is provided for transposing chord progressions from one key to another. Notation only. 42 pp.   More Details...
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Contents:

SECTION I

  • TUNING THE STRING BASS
  • TUNING THE ELECTRIC BASS
  • LEFT-HAND POSITIONS
  • RIGHT-HAND POSITIONS
  • BASIC THEORY
  • FIRST POSITION (with studies for all notes)
  • SECOND POSITION (with studies for all notes)
  • ROOTS AND 5THS (in all keys)
  • MAJOR, MINOR, AND 7TH CHORDS (in all keys)
  • CHART (transposing chord progressions from one key to another)
  • EIGHTH AND SIXTEENTH NOTES; TRIPLETS; TIES (how to play them)
  • HAMMER ON TECHNIQUE



SECTION II

  • THIRD POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
  • FOURTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
  • FIFTH POSITION (with studies for all notes)
  • SIXTH POSITION (with studies for all notes)
  • BASS LINES FOR ALL CHORDS (1 and 2 bar patterns)
  • SLAP BASS TECHNIQUE
  • BLUEGRASS RUNS
  • SEVENTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
  • EIGHTH POSITION (notes and application to chord progressions)
  • NINTH POSITION
  • TENTH POSITION