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  • “DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

    “DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

    Do you know someone who would really love to play bass, but wants to learn in their own time and in their own way? Then DiY (Do It Yourself) Electric Bass: Learn to Play Anywhere and Anytime could be the book he or she needs. The book by Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger, is... »

  • Fretlight Introduces FB-525 Bass

    Fretlight Introduces FB-525 Bass

    Educational instrument maker Fretlight has introduced their first bass guitar, the FB-525. The bass is the four-string to feature the company’s built-in LED learning system that teaches you to play by lighting up dots on the fretboard. The FB-525 comes in right and left-hand models and features a P/J pickup configuration with a 3-way toggle... »

  • Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

    Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

    One of the important aspects of playing bass is your ability to groove. In this new lesson, I’ll offer up some beginner-level concepts to help you start down the path. We’ll explore keeping time and using percussive an ghost notes to make the lines come to life… the recipe for getting people out of their... »

  • Ibanez Introduces IJXB150B Jumpstart Electric Bass Package

    Ibanez Introduces IJXB150B Jumpstart Electric Bass Package

    Ibanez has everything covered for a beginner in their new IJXB150B Jumpstart Bass Package. The package centers around a GSR190 bass, but also includes a bass amp, a gig bag, a tuner, a stand, a cable, an accessories pouch, and a card good for online lessons. The bass, which comes in five colors, sports a... »

  • Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

    Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

    Alfred Music Publishing has introduced The New Basics – Rock Bass, a new method book, designed for beginner bassists. The premise, according to the publisher, is that playing bass isn’t about studying, it is about playing, and it should be fun. This line from the company’s release is worth mentioning too, just because it is... »

  • Bass Lesson: Getting to Know the Fretboard

    Bass Lesson: Getting to Know the Fretboard

    This is a lesson mostly for beginners, but it should serve as a great refresher for the rest of us. Unfamiliarity with the fretboard has a lot of downsides. It’ll slow your playing, because your mind has to figure out where your fingers should go, rather than just instinctively knowing where you need to be.... »