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Chuck Sher: Foundation Exercises for Bass

Chuck Sher: Foundation Exercises for BassChuck Sher has released Foundation Exercises for Bass, a new method book for beginner bassists looking to learn how to create bass parts through the intermediate level.

The 87-page book offers a well thought-out, foundational approach, helping conceptualize many overlooked aspects of playing, such as time and feel.

Foundation Exercises for Bass covers:

  • The basic scales and chords used in contemporary music
  • How to count rhythms and improvise around them
  • Correct hand positions, fingerings and shifting
  • Training your ear to identify music that’s inside you, or that others play
  • A painless way to learn to read music, starting with fingerboard diagrams
  • How to connect the roots of chord progressions to create a solid foundation for a band
  • Sample grooves in different styles of music, including the blues
  • A way to practice that lets you create your own music, in whatever style you want, right from the beginning

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XmusicianX

The list of the lessons looks great. I wish i had this in grade school. I might have held together my first jazz band a lil tighter.

XmusicianX

The list of the lessons looks great. I wish i had this in grade school. I might have held together my first jazz band a lil tighter.