Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Master the bass—it’s the heart of the band

The bass guitar provides the essential link between the instruments laying down the beat and the instruments carrying the melody of a song. With this book as your guide, you can become the bassist you want to be, whether it involves performing before screaming fans or just jamming with your friends. Discover how the bass is used in a variety of musical genres, gain knowledge and confidence from simple lessons, apply techniques the pros use, and polish your bass lines with online practice sessions.

• Develop solid rhythm and timing
• Build scales and modes into great bass lines
• Play a ton of grooves in a variety of styles



• Know what to look for when choosing your first bass guitar
• Set up your equipment
• Learn scales, modes, and arpeggios
• Combine harmony and rhythm into grooves
• Explore professional techniques
• Jam with online practice