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A comprehensive approach to mastering the bass.
It's time to get down to basics!
Dan Dean teaches bass fundamentals.
A definitive approach to the theory, practice, and performance of electric bass guitar, revised and updated.
Teach yourself to play the easy way!
An exciting method that contains the most common grooves used in blues bands today for the beginning to...
The bass guitar sounds cool, looks cool and is played by some of the coolest musicians in the world. Whether you’re introducing a young musician to the smooth sounds of the bass guitar or looking to start slapping the strings yourself, you’ll need to have the right instructional tools available to kick start that life-long musical journey. Beginner bass guitar method books teach you the fundamentals of music from instrument care right through to reading and playing sheet music. Mastering the basics starts with really familiarizing yourself with your instrument. Getting to know your bass guitar, how it looks, feels and sounds will help you learn the essentials when it comes to plucking those first few notes. The Hal Leonard Bass for Beginners book covers topics that all players need to know to get started including proper left-and-right hand technique, reading standard tabs, scales and music theory and application. Another option for those that are brand new to the bass is the Alfred Ultimate Beginner Series Bass Complete book and DVD. This instructional set lets musicians explore different sound and equipment options while learning tapping, harmonics and slap techniques.
For younger musicians, there are beginner method books that cater specifically to the needs of kids, with tips to manage the instrument with smaller hands and how to grow into it over time. The Hal Leonard Bass for Kids book keeps new musicians motivated and brings a lot of fun into the learning process with the music for popular songs like Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne and With or Without You by U2.
We know that every great bass guitarist had to get their start somewhere. Whether you’re looking to learn everything there is to know about the bass or simply wanting to pick up another instrument, beginner instructional books are the perfect way to expand and develop your knowledge of the wicked world of the bass guitar.