Don’t keep faking your way through songs. Learn how those great players created the sounds you love. Usually, it’s all about a technique — like Flea’s slapping, or Jaco Pastorius’ finger-style and harmonics. A new book aims to provide you with need-to-know techniques.
Essential Bass Guitar Techniques: 21 Skills Every Serious Player Should Master is a 74-page book that’s accompanied by library of 86 audio tracks and examples available online when you purchase the book, written by bassist Chris Kringel, who has performed with the bands Cynic, Portal and Aeon Spoke.
The examples provided are designed to inspire and are backed up with exercises.