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Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Bass Guitar books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Bass Guitar For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (For Dummies Series) (2014)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 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, 3rd Edition. You’ll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have.
Author(s): Patrick Pfeiffer

Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom (2015)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionNote: To ensure to receive the latest version of this book buy from Amazon directly (not an Amazon marketplace seller).Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. This is a workbook, so have your bass and a pen ready to fill out the engaging Test Your Understanding questions! This version is revised for typos and to add video flags.
Author(s): Ariane Cap

Bass Guitar Primer Book for Beginners: with Online Video & Audio Access (2018)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionBass Guitar Primer Book for Beginners with Online Video & Audio Access by Bert Casey is the most complete and easy to understand beginning bass method available today. These beginner lessons cover correct left & right hand technique as well as parts of the bass, alternating bass notes, two beat, eighth notes, walking patterns, common rock & roll riffs, and complete discussion of theory as it applies to the bass.
Author(s): Bert Casey

Creative Bass Technique Exercises: 70 Melodic Exercises to Develop Great Feel & Technique on Bass Guitar (Play Bass Guitar) (2019)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo More Boring Bass Exercises!Session ace Dan Hawkins has recorded hundreds of sessions and knows what it takes to achieve flawless technique that stands up to the scrutiny of the studio. In he offers a set of technique-building workouts that will solve all common technical problems.Keep Your Bass Playing Fresh If you’re struggling with any of the above, then is for you.
Author(s): Dan Hawkins , Joseph Alexander , et al.

How to Play the Bass: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Basics of the Bass, Reading Music, and Playing Songs with Audio Recordings (2019)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionLearn everything you need to know about making music with this incredibly detailed and practical guide to mastering the bass guitar.The bass guitar is a completely underrated musical instrument but it serves an extremely important function. It gives music heart and depth.
Author(s): Jason Randall

Teach Yourself to Play Bass: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners (2015)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate Collection(Bass Instruction). Do you want to learn how to play the bass guitar quickly, but don’t read music or have little to no musical experience? If so, this book is for you! Instead of standard music notation, this method uses tablature combined with rhythmic symbols to make learning fast and easy!
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

Walking Bass for Jazz and Blues: The Complete Walking Bass Method (2016)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionA Walking Bass Method for BeginnersDiscover a Complete Method to Learn Jazz and Blues Walking Bass Have you tried playing walking bass lines but keep finding them not quite right?Do you find yourself thinking so much about note choice that you can’t get in the groove of the music?Do you dream of playing bass lines like legendary bassists like Ron Carter, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers or Jaco?Walking Bass for Jazz and Blues is a complete method to help beginners master each element of Blues…
Author(s): Mr Nick Clark, Mr Joseph Alexander

Martin Taylor Walking Bass For Jazz Guitar: Learn to Masterfully Combine Jazz Chords with Walking Basslines (2018)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionCombine Walking Basslines and Jazz Guitar Chords, with Martin Taylor MBEWalking Bass for Jazz Guitar distils over 40 years of virtuosity and skill into one beautiful jazz guitar book.
Author(s): Martin Taylor, Joseph Alexander , et al.

Bass Technique Finger Gym: Build stamina, coordination, dexterity and speed with essential bass exercises (2018)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate CollectionBuild and Master Essential Bass TechniqueThe Bass Technique Finger Gym is an instant ‘shot-in-the-arm’ for bass players of any level. It focuses on building a solid foundation of clean, usable, musical skills.Important, Effective ExercisesEach exercise is individually targeted to a common bass technique problem.
Author(s): Simon Pratt, Joseph Alexander

First 50 Songs You Should Play On Bass (2016)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate Collection(Bass). If you’re new to the bass, you are probably eager to learn some songs. This book provides easy arrangements in tab with lyrics for the most popular songs bassists want to play.
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

First 15 Lessons – Bass Guitar: A Beginner’s Guide, Featuring Step-By-Step Lessons with Audio, Video, and Popular Songs! (2018)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate Collection(Guitar Educational). The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you’ll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within.
Author(s): Jon Liebman

Sight Reading Mastery for Bass Guitar (Sight Reading for Modern Instruments) (2014)

 Best Bass Guitar Books: The Ultimate Collection104 pages of limitless sight reading exercisesEfficient, detailed lessons on how to read music the right wayExtensive rhythm reading sectionOver 2 hours of audio to download for freeIn a modern world where we have instant access to guitar tablature, YouTube videos, slowdown software, lesson apps and midi, what is the value in