Spanning Rock, Jazz, Funk and Blues to Latin, African and Reggae styles; Paul Westwood s Bass Bible has earned its reputation as the fundamental method book for bass. Designed to suit any skill level, the book can be used from cover to cover or can be opened at any page to learn a new riff or technique, with the historical background of each style covered throughout. The instantly accessible layout means that beginners will be able to learn basic grooves to play along with the 2 CDs that are included with the book. F or advanced players there are stylistic interpretations of Jaco Pastorius, Mark King and Larry Graham, where Westwood guides the reader through the use of dynamics, slap and pop, harmonics and soloing in both tab and written notation with chord symbols indicating the musical context of each example. CONTENTS: BOOK ONE Techniques - Finger Style - Soft/Hard Playing Tone - Spanish Style - Plectrums & Picks - Nail Playing - Slap Bass - The Squeeze - Right Hand Tapping Damping - Walking 4 and Damping Patting Harmonics - Pedals and Effects 49 Steps to Basic Theory - Walking Bass lines - Scales, Arpeggios and Scale Exercises - - Major Scales - Minor Scales - Diatonic Modes - Arpeggios (Major) - Arpeggios (Minor) - Scale Exercises - Swing 4 Basic Changes - Swing 4 with Chord Extensions - Swing 4 with Passing Notes - Triplet Fills - Chord Sequences and Improvisation - Contemporary Pop Latin Ballad Jazz BOOK TWO - Basic Grooves - 8th Note Basic Grooves - 16th Note Basic Grooves - 12/8 Shuffle Basic Grooves - Blues and R&B - 12/8 Blues and R&B(Shuffle Feel) - 4/4 Blues and R& B - Soul - JAMES JAMERSON and Motown - Bass Fills - CHUCK RAINEY and Atlantic Records - JAMES BROWN and Funk - STANLEY CLARKE Rock - Straight 8th Note Feel - Syncopated 8th Note Feel - 16th Note Feel - Shuffle Feel - BOOK THREE - Latin Music - Latin Styles - Latin Riffs - Double Time Latin Riffs - Latin Riffs - Salsa - Spanish Flamenco - Mexican Mariachi - Cuban Mambo - Cuban Rock - Jamaican Reggae - - Even Feel - Even Feel, No Downbeat - Shuffle Feel - Shuffle Feel, No Downbeat - Colombia - Brazilian Samba - Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia - BOOK FOUR - African Music - African Riffs -North Africa & The Middle East Somalia Mali Guinea Cameroon - Republic of Congo (Zaire) Zimbabwe - South Africa & Soweto - BOOK FIVE - Boogie Lines - LARRY GRAHAM & MARK KING - Slap Bass - - Slap (Beginners) - - Larry Graham - Slap (Boogie) - - Mark King - Slap (Popping) - JACO PASTORIUS - Fretless Bass - Riffs - Fretless Bass Solos - Natural Harmonics - Chordal Harmonics - Arpeggio Chord Progressions with Harmonics - Synthesizer Bass - Modern Riffs - Jazz & Progressive Lines - Modern Riffs - Jazz & Progressive Lines

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