Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bass Guitarist is the book for the
bass guitarist who wants to advance beyond rote learning. Designed to
teach music reading skills to a player who already knows his or her way
around the instrument, this handsome new book by Steve Marks, will be a
great tool for moving a bass guitarist's playing to a new level of
musicianship. A vast array of exercises and songs are offered that will
build reading skills and speed. All the basic fundamentals of music are
touched on with a uniquely designed approach suited to the bass guitar.
Topics covered include: Position Studies, Rhythm Studies, "Rifftudes" -
etudes using standard bass riffs, Classical Etudes based on music by
Bach, Beethoven, Dvorák, Haydn, Mozart, Purcell and Tchaikovsky) and
Contemporary Etudes. Steve Marks is a well-known New York performer and
is comfortable in a wide variety of styles: Rock, Jazz, Classical,
Blues, Theater, Cabaret and World Music. He is associated with the Bass
Collective and the SOJ Jazz and Contemporary Music Center.
Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bass Guitarist (GT204 -