Alfred introduces The Total Rock Bassist

Bass playing is a unique and technical art, but the bass is also a fun instrument that fills musicians with the desire to pick up their bass and really rock! With The Total Rock Bassist book and CD set from Alfred and the National Guitar Workshop, bassists everywhere will be able to pick up this comprehensive overview and start rocking out immediately!

The Total Rock Bassist is a fun and comprehensive overview of rock bass playing. From the blues-soaked sound of early rock 'n' roll to the frenetic thrash of modern metal, rock music has something for every kind of bassist. The Total Rock Bassist breaks down the music and playing of iconic players throughout history, with authentic-sounding examples in a variety of styles. A combination of technique, theory, and multiple song forms prepare bassists to take the stage in their own rock band, while the included CD provides demonstrations of all the examples in the book.

Special features: Examples in a wide variety of styles, including classic rock, metal, punk, blues, reggae, ska, and fun; Basic chord progressions used for thousands of songs; Essential techniques including fingerstyle, pick style, slap & pop, tapping, and double-stops; Important rock rhythms and odd time signatures; Many scales, triads, arpeggios, and modes.

The Total Rock Bassist is now available as a book and CD set for $19.95.

For more information, please visit www.alfred.com

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