“DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

DiY (Do It Yourself) Electric Bass: Learn to Play Anywhere and AnytimeDo 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 structured so that anyone — even those without previous musical experience — can play. The book, which approaches the topic simply and clearly, also features video lessons and accompaniments that can be streamed or downloaded.

Check out all the areas the 48-page paperback book, available here, covers for the novice:

  1. Accented Notes
  2. Ties & Syncopation
  3. Syncopation in the Keys of C, G, F, & B-flat
  4. The Dotted Quarter Note
  5. Rock Licks with Syncopation
  6. High C-sharp (or D-flat) & D
  7. The Key of D Major
  8. The D Major Scale
  9. Pitch Pipes and Electronic Tuners
  10. The Basics of Reading Music
  11. The Staff
  12. The Bass Clef
  13. High D-sharp (or E-flat) & E
  14. Placing a Finger on a String
  15. Tuning Your Bass
  16. Using the Online Media
  17. Tuning to a Piano or Keyboard
  18. Tuning the Bass to Itself
  19. Time Signatures
  20. Measures (Bars)
  21. Reading TAB
  22. Counting Time
  23. Four Kinds of Notes
  24. The Slide
  25. Licks in the Keys of F & B-flat
  26. Notes on the 1st String G
  27. Notes on the 2nd String D
  28. Combining Notes on the G & D Strings
  29. Notes on the 3rd String A
  30. Notes on the 4th String E
  31. The 3rd Position
  32. The Key of C Major
  33. The C Major Scale
  34. The Key of G Major
  35. The 2nd Position
  36. The G Major Scale
  37. The Two-Octave E Major Scale
  38. Licks in the Key of E
  39. Bass Fingerboard Chart
  40. The Key of B-flat Major
  41. The B-flat Major Scale
  42. Eighth Notes
  43. Rests
  44. The A Natural Minor Scale
  45. Sharps & Naturals
  46. Notes on the 4th Fret
  47. The Right Hand
  48. Up-Stems & Down-Stems
  49. Proper Hand Position
  50. Good King Wenceslas
  51. The F Major Scale
  52. Key Signatures
  53. Note Finding Review
  54. Flats
  55. The Key of F Major
  56. Incomplete Measures
  57. Licks in the Key of A
  58. The Key of E Major
  59. The E Major Scale
  60. The Parts of the Bass
  61. How to Hold Your Bass
  62. Proper Hand Position
  63. Using Your Fingers
  64. Using a Pick
  65. The Left Hand
  66. Combining Dotted Quarter Notes, Accents, & Slides
  67. Joy to the World
  68. Rock Licks in the Keys of G, C, & D
  69. Sixteenth & Dotted Eighth-Note Rhythms
  70. Shuffle Rhythm Bass Lines
  71. The Key of A Major
  72. The A Major Scale

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  1. juicy j

    Is that actually the order it covers those things? Why would you need to learn accented notes 60 steps before learning how to hold your bass? Worrying.

  2. Rob

    hmmm I dont know about this. I mean its a bunch of stuff that may be hard for a newbie to put together. I mean there are so many video courses online that are better.

  3. Yep @Rob very good sites like Scottsbasslessons.com or talkingbass.net.
    I’m learning a ton with those two alone!!!

  4. Like Raphael I’m learning more from Mark J Smith and Scott Devine than ever before.
    I can play ghost notes just fine playing finger style but slap style I cant seem to get those ghost notes in on time. But its been much fun learning from Mark and Scott.
    Not that these books wont help but learning from a person online has helped me a great deal.

    When I was 17 in 1974 if someone would have told me when your 59 you will have a small TV screen you will be able to learn how to play bass called You Tube I would have thought they where crazy.