Bassist, author and educator Dave Overthrow has released his latest instructional book, The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz. The book is designed for any bassist who has already learned the basics and wants to explore new styles and techniques.
The Bass Style Resource offers up bass lines from a variety of musical genres, including blues, reggae, funk, metal and others, and shares styles and recording details of the bassists who were pioneers in those genres.
The 95 page book also covers exercises in technique, focusing on fingerstyle, slap and pop, chords, muted notes and two-handed tapping. There’s even a section on the all-important topic of keeping time and locking in with a drummer.
A companion CD with demonstrations for the musical examples presented in the book is included as well.
Overthrow has a BA in Jazz from Western Connecticut State University and attended Berklee College of Music before kicking off a successful recording, performing and teaching career. He’s authored ten books and nine DVDs for electric bass.
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The Bass Style Resource Table of Contents:
- Getting Started
- the Groove
- the Major Scale
- Modes and Scales
- The Blues
- Rock Bass Lines
- Reggae/Jamaican Music
- Old School Funk
- Modern Funk Slap & Pop
- Jazz—Walking Bass
- Latin Bass Lines
- Playing Chords on the Bass
- Tapping Chords on the Bass
- Licks and Soloing