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Learn to play bass fiddle with a bass fiddle book from PlayBetterBluegrass.com. The bass fiddle in bluegrass is plucked (pizzicato for you high brows) rather than bowed (arco). The bass fiddle is actually a bass violin, most commonly a 3/4 size bass violin. A full size bass is usually to large and cumbersome to be practical. While a very vital component of the modern bluegrass band, the bass fiddle is relatively easy to play, so get started today with one of our bass fiddle books.

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Bluegrass Bass Favorites
Bluegrass Bass Favorites
This timeless book presents suggested bass lines for dozens of bluegrass favorites, offering the root and the fifth for each chord in the progression in guitar-friendly keys. No music, tab, or lyrics are included in this book, just the song titles and the author's suggestion of a fundamental bass line in his own brand of shorthand. Perfect for the doghouse bassist wannabe!
Product# 20314
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Upright Bass Primer
Upright Bass Primer
Upright Bass Primer Book and Audio CD by Andy Howald is an instructional book that focuses on the beginning player and emphasizes proper playing technique. The book will guide the student through learning parts of the bass, proper playing position, tuning the bass, right and left hand technique, marking the positions, how to read tablature, playing notes, how to play with other instruments, and will also teach several songs. The book focuses on playing in a folk or bluegrass style and will teach the beginner how to play several bluegrass standards.
Product# UBP
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Fun With the String Bass
Fun With the String Bass
A collection of 47 easy-to-play, big-note, level-one solos on folk favorites for young students of the upright bass. Designed to build technique, range, and endurance while maintaining student interest. Fun to play and serves ideally as a supplement to any method.
Product# 93483
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A Bass Player's Guide To Jamming
A Bass Player's Guide To Jamming
This book presents everything a beginning or intermediate bass player needs to know to participate in a jam session. There are sections that describe the anatomy of a jam session, jam session etiquette and chords and keys for jamming. A play-along CD is included with 9 typical bluegrass jam tunes. The tunes are played twice: once with the tune played on the left channel and a verbal description on the right channel and once in stereo. Joining a jam session can be intimidating.
Product# 21289BCD
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All Star Bluegrass Jam Along For Bass
All Star Bluegrass Jam Along For Bass
These fabulous collections for players of all levels feature 21 must-know bluegrss songs & instrumentals, created especially for learning players by the genre's leading artists. The artist plays a basic solo that states the melody of the tune, then a more adventurous improvisation, and each solo is transcribed in detail.
Product# 641947
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Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass
Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass
A method book for the upright string bass . Although bluegrass bass has a style of its own, the knowledge gained through this method is applicable to virtually any musical genre. This book addresses the elements of tuning, hand positions, essential chord theory, slap bass technique, and playing in positions 1-10.

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Product# 93638
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50 Tunes For Bass
50 Tunes For Bass
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Bass is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the bass.
Product# 99940BCD
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String Bass Fundamentals
String Bass Fundamentals
John Reid teaches you the proper left and right hand techniques involved in sound production and playing of the string bass. Learn how to stand correctly with the instrument to prevent fatigue and other problems. Learn correct 'traditional' or 'classical' left hand fingerings through the use of exercises and scales.
Product# 96-60-R1
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Mastering the Bass, Book 1
Mastering the Bass, Book 1
Mastering the Bass is a thorough method for both electric and upright bass designed to guide bassists to mastery. It begins with building strong time and rhythmic skills. Following this, students learn a wide range of grooves and practice reading all styles of music:
Product# 96878BCD
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Easy Beginner Bass Guitar Book
Easy Beginner Bass Guitar Book
Easy Method to get started on the bass guitar. Includes care and tuning, finger symols and notation and easy songs with which to get started.
Product# EBBG
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