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By Patrick Pfeiffer

Updated with the newest bass guitar expertise, add-ons, and more

The bass is the guts of tune. So depart middle degree to the opposite musicians—you have extra vital paintings to do. you will find every little thing you want to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, third Edition.

You'll get specialist recommendation at the fundamentals, like identifying what sort of bass to shop for and which components are helpful and that are simply great to have. Plus, you'll get step by step directions for purchasing all started, from find out how to carry and place your bass to analyzing notation and knowing chords, scales, and octaves to taking part in solos and fills.

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• New musical workouts in addition to updates to charts, illustrations, images, and resources

Whether you're a newbie picking out up a bass for the 1st time or an skilled participant seeking to increase your abilities, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that offers you simply adequate song conception to get you occurring your manner speedy!

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On Track 1, I play the open strings of a four-string bass, one at a time. Get used to the sound of those strings so you know how a correctly tuned bass sounds. You can use this track for tuning your own bass. However, you need to be familiar with some other useful techniques for tuning your bass. Whether you’re playing alone or with others, you need to use an aural reference source, called a reference pitch, for tuning your strings. A reference pitch is a note you use as the basis for tuning the strings on your bass.

The following steps explain how to tune your bass by using the 5th-fret method (see Figure 2-19): 1. Using one of the fingers on your left hand, press the tuned E string down at the 5th fret. Touch only the E string, because the open A string needs to vibrate freely. The place to press is actually between the 4th and 5th frets, slightly behind the 5th fret. 2. Strike the fretted E and the open A strings together with your right-hand index finger and let them ring. Chapter 2: Gaining the Tools and Skills to Play While you’re comparing the sounds of the two strings, keep your lefthand finger holding down the lower string at the 5th fret.

This position ensures optimum right- and left-hand coverage, and it works well regardless of whether you’re standing or sitting. Oh, and, yes, the strings should face the outside! Strapping on and adjusting a bass eventually becomes as natural as riding a bike, but when you first start out, you have to follow some basic instructions to get it right. If your left hand is strained when playing, try raising the height of the bass. If your right hand feels uncomfortable, try lowering the bass. You can achieve the ideal compromise position for both your left and right hands by following these steps: 1.

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