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By Patrick Pfeiffer

Updated with the most recent bass guitar know-how, add-ons, and more

The bass is the guts of song. So go away heart degree to the opposite musicians-you have extra very important paintings to do. you will discover every little thing you must dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2d Edition.

You'll get specialist recommendation at the fundamentals, like finding out what sort of bass to choose up and which add-ons are worthwhile and that are simply great to have. Plus, you'll get step by step directions for buying begun, from how one can carry and place your bass to studying notation and realizing chords, scales, and octaves to taking part in solos and fills.
* New assurance of slaps, double stops, de-tuning, and fretless techniques
* New musical routines in addition to updates to charts, illustrations, pictures, and resources
* contains bonus CD with audio clips of all of the examples within the book

Whether you're a newbie choosing up a bass for the 1st time or an skilled participant trying to increase your talents, Bass Guitar For Dummies, second variation is an easy-to-follow reference that provides you simply sufficient tune idea to get you happening your means fast!

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The neck and the fingerboard usually are two separate pieces of wood, but not always. The body The body of the bass guitar falls under the dominion of the striking hand (usually the right hand). The following list describes the function of each part of the body: ✓ The pickups: The pickups consist of magnets that are embedded in a plastic bar that lies underneath and perpendicular to the strings. You can have two magnets for each string, or one long magnet for all the strings. The magnets form a magnetic field, and the vibration of the string disturbs (or modulates) that field.

Allow the strap (with the bass attached) to rest on your left shoulder and continue across your back until it connects with the bottom strap pin of the bass just below the right side of your rib cage. 4. Adjust your strap in length until the strings are in the area between your belly button and belt buckle, and then fine-tune it from there. You can find your own personal preference, but you want your bass to rest in this general area. Take a look at Figures 2-2 and 2-3 and note that the general position of the bass is the same whether you’re standing or sitting.

4. Settle the weight of your arm onto your thumb. This position may take some time to get used to, but it keeps your hand and shoulder in their most relaxed state. The thumb acts as a measuring device for your fingers and the individual strings. With this position, you can feel which string you’re playing instead of having to look to see where you are. 5. Reach for your high string with your index or middle finger (see Figure 2-6). Figure 2-6: Hand reaching for the high string. Your thumb has to bend a little more, and your hand must pivot out on it to reach the highest string.

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