"I didn't know you could get so many different styles and sounds from a bass"
Colette Kelly, Actress, and Singer.
This is a terrific book for anyone studying Bass Guitar. I am using this in conjunction with another teaching method as this book fills in many blanks with regard to musical stylesThis is not a theory book. A bit of theory is covered but that is not the main topic. The most wonderful part of the book.are the various styles from around the world with full illustrations that are also on the accompanying CDs.This truly is one book that should be in a beginner or advanced Bass player's library. Amazon Customer
I'm an amateur, self-taught player. Not an absolute beginner, but not very skilled either.
This book was perfect for me - it covers techniques in a way I could understand easily. And it covers lots of different styles of music - so it's helpful for musicians who only know one kind (e.g., if you are a metalhead who wants to broaden your playing).
Also, the author does not try to sound cool or condescending. He just covers what you need to know in a way that shows he loves music.
Better than the other introductory books I've seen. I'm not a music teacher, but it seems to me this would be a great accompaniment to lessons after someone has been playing for a few weeks.