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Can anyone recommend a good bass theory book? Ive been playing bass for about three years and guitar for about 6...I can learn by ear pretty well...so thats what ive been going with...ive finally hit a stand still where if I want to advance as a bass player I need to learn theory...or atleast thats what all the other posts say...so can anybody recommend a good book for learning bass theory and scales and how to form chords and such?
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#2
I like the Hal Lenard (sp?) books. The only issue is that he teaches the 124 method then later changes it to 1234 (one finger per fret)
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Music theory is music theory, no matter the instrument. My favourite book is "Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory".

However, Mel Bay has released a book called Essential Music Theory for Electric Bass by Robert Garner. It looks to be a good basic theory book that is geared for bass players.
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Can anyone recommend a good bass theory book? Ive been playing bass for about three years and guitar for about 6...I can learn by ear pretty well...so thats what ive been going with...ive finally hit a stand still where if I want to advance as a bass player I need to learn theory...or atleast thats what all the other posts say...so can anybody recommend a good book for learning bass theory and scales and how to form chords and such?


"Bass Guitar for Dummies" by Patrick Pfeiffer.
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"Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory".

Music theory for dummies is also a great help.


What I would recommend doing is starting off (Assuming you're a beginner) with a bass book, and then going on to a more general music theory book when you're ready.