AMA Verlag Bass Bible

Paul Westwood Bass Bible

  • The ultimate know how for bassists
  • Playing techniques, grooves, improvisation
  • Over 1000 exercises
  • Language: German
  • Incl. two CDs

Further Information

Level Of Degree Intermediate
Suitable For Children No
Beginners tutorial Yes
Incl. Notes Yes
With Tabs Yes
Main Theme Blues Yes
Main Theme Jazz Yes
Main Theme Rock Yes
Bonus Audio Yes
Bonus Video No
German Language Yes
English Language No
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A good teaching book, but not for beginners
Dominik673, 12.02.2014
The Westwood Bass Bible is one of my first learning books for the bass. I bought it in the beginnings of my life as bass player to teach myself the fundamental things.

But as this point I get disappointed. The Bass Bible is a collection of different music styles (Rock, Blues, Soul to name some of them), but it is written for people with first experiences in bass playing.
For an absolute beginner it was to learn with and to gain a progress. Later on (and after some bass teaching lessons) it was easier to work with the Bass Bible. It is also nice, that most of the basslines are written as tabs, so it is not necessary to read notes.
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Ein Muss für Basser!
Yanneck, 01.11.2009
Die Bass Bible besteht grob aus 5 Büchern:
Den Basics (Skalen,Walking Bass und Improvisationen)
Blues und R&B
Lateinamerikanische Musik,Reggae
Afrikanische Musik
Boogie,Slap,Fretless,Obertonspiel,Jazz und progressive

Im ersten Buch sind die wichtigsten Skalen aufgeführt,danach kommen Leedsheets mit Akkorden worauf man improvisieren muss.Dann folgt der Walking Bass.
Was die Skalen angeht benötigt man schon ein wenig Vorkenntnisse,da nicht aus das "Warum?" eingegangen wird,es versteht sich mehr als Nachschlagewerk für Skalen.
Dann geht es im 2ten buch mit Shuffle,Achtel und Sechzehntel Riffs weiter,zunächst als Basic grooves und dann auf den Blues und R&B bezogen.
Dann kommt der Soul.Ab hier werden noch 3 wichtige Persönlichkeiten behandelt,nämlich James Jamerson,Chuck Rainey,James Brown und Stanley Clarke.Als letztes kapitel im Buch 2 geht es um Rock Riffs,nämlich Achtel,Synkopen,sechzehntel und Shuffle Riffs.

In den folgenden Büchern läuft alles nach den selben Schematas ab,es wird ein Vorwort zu jeder Musikrichtiung geschrieben,ein wenig die Geschichte dazu erklärt und dann allein durch die Soundsamples von selbst erklärt.Dazu gibt es nur ein paar Hinweise,deshalb ist das Buch auf keinen Fall was für Anfänger,sondern eher etwas für Fortgeschrittene.Deshalb sollte man auf jeden Fall dich die Basics der Musikwissenschaft (Taktarten,ein wenig Skalenkenntnisse,) drauf schaffen.
Sonst ist das Buch wirklich ein super Nachschlagewerk,es deckt so ziemlich alle Musikrichtungen (außer dem Heavy Metal) ab und führt den Leser somit in die Materie ein.
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Super Materialsammlung
Dennis aus G., 14.11.2009
Dieses Buch ist perfekt für Bassisten, die technisch schon ein wenig versierter sind, denn hierbei handelt es sich nicht um ein Buch was einem die Technik erklärt, sondern vielmehr um eine Materialsammlung unterschiedlichster Stile, von Afrikanischer Musik bishin zu Funk und Rock.

Dieses Buch ist perfekt für Bassisten die ihren Horizont durch unterschiedliche Stile bereichern wollen. Wenn man dieses Buch durcharbeitet, hat man aufjedenfall genug Stoff zum Improvisieren und natürlich auch um selbst interessante Linien zu kreieren. Für Leute die keine Noten Lesen können ist praktischer Weise auch nochmal alles in Tabulatur notiert, und man kann sich durch das Buch ebenfalls Schrittweise das theoretische Grundwissen aneignen.

Insgesamt empfehle ich dieses Buch jedem, der seinen Horizont beim Bass spielen erweitern will.
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Das Ultimative Handbuch...
Michael Suppan, 26.04.2020
Vom Anfänger bis hin zum Gott der tiefen Saiten... jeder Musiker, der weiß oder wissen will, was man aus einer Bassgitarre rausholen will, wird in diesem Machwerk etwas finden, um seine Technik, sein Wissen und seine Spielweise zu verbessern.
ABSOLUT ZU EMPFEHLEN!!!
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