Janek Gwizdala has expanded his line of educational bass books to beef up your technique. The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder is split into two books: one for major and one for minor.
“Having chops is about being able to play anything you hear and seamlessly communicate that with your audience,” Gwizdala states. “The Ultimate Chop Builder series goes deep inside my process for reaching the status of being able to do just that. It’s not an unattainable dream, exclusive to great musicians around the world that you admire, it is a reality for you. With some hard work and dedication, these books will kick-start your journey to achieving that next level of fluency on your instrument.”
The books have exercises in all twelve keys (written in both music notation and tablature) that the author says range from the “simplest of beginner scales to a multitude of finger-twisting challenges.” It comes complete with an HD video companion featuring performances of every exercise at two tempos.