The Bassist’s Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco

The Bassist's Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco - 2nd EditionTim Boomer’s The Bassist’s Bible, originally published in 2009, has been updated and expanded in an all-new second edition. The expansive guide offers up 25 chapters, covering more than 100 musical styles. More than 400 bass lines are presented, which can be followed on each of the two CDs which are included.

In the new edition, 50 new grooves have been added, along with a DVD featuring videos of the proper way to play nearly 100 examples from the book, from three different camera angles.

Each bass line is presented in standard notation and tab, and include a detailed bibliography and discography for each section.

Boomer goes beyond the bass lines themselves with the historical information for each style.

Musical styles covered in The Bassist’s Bible:

  • Acid Jazz
  • African
  • Afro-Cuban
  • Blues
  • Brazilian
  • Cajun/Zydeco
  • Caribbean
  • Country
  • Disco
  • Drum & Bass/Jungle
  • Flamenco
  • Funk
  • Gospel
  • Hip Hop/Rap
  • Jazz
  • Klezmer
  • Latin Rock
  • Metal
  • Middle Eastern
  • Polka
  • Punk
  • Rock
  • Surf
  • Techno
  • Wedding Dances

Boomer has taught bass and performed in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years, and has released two albums.

The Bassist’s Bible – 2nd edition is available now.

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  1. Think I’ll stick with Paul Westwood’s ‘The Bass Bible’ :)