#1
I was looking at some Bass Instructional books, and I came across this one.

http://ca.dummies.com/WileyCDA/store/product/Bass-Guitar-For-Dummies.productCd-0764524879.html

I posted about it on the bass DVD's thread, but I want more opinions on it.

Should I get it? Is it useful? Is there a lot about theory in there (I only know the basics (how to read the staff and shit, but I don,t even know where the notes are on the bass :P )

Thanks for your help!

EDIT: Ok, well that's not the most recent edition, this is:

http://ca.dummies.com/store/product/productCd-0470539615.html
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Last edited by Rancid Ivy at Dec 29, 2009,
#2
I have it. it's interesting. it works. didn't learn to read notes from it tbh.
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#3
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I have it. it's interesting. it works. didn't learn to read notes from it tbh.


I can read notes and everything, I just don't know where they are on the neck
"You have brains in your head,
You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose,
You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."

- Dr. Seuss
#4
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I can read notes and everything, I just don't know where they are on the neck

it dedicates a good sized part to that. I say yes.
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#5
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it dedicates a good sized part to that. I say yes.


Thanks, and btw, I'm not sure if you have the same edition i'm asking for, as I just saw the release date is planeed for january 2010

Unless the 2nd edition is already released wherever you're from. Anyways, thanks for the info I'm definately going to buy it with my gift card to the music shop haha
"You have brains in your head,
You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose,
You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."

- Dr. Seuss
#6
It dedicates a lot of pages for theory and notes and stuff. If thats what your looking for, get it. I got mine 3 years ago.
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#8
Fantastic book. I've had since I started a couple years ago, and it really helps. LOTS of info, history, and really good explanations of techniques and styles (except slap, not much there)

Good music theory information and explanations/examples of different styles and genres.

I would recommend that you get it. Great book that I still use even now.
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#9
Btw... I have the first edition, although I can't imagine a huge difference in the two
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#10
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Fantastic book. I've had since I started a couple years ago, and it really helps. LOTS of info, history, and really good explanations of techniques and styles (except slap, not much there)

Good music theory information and explanations/examples of different styles and genres.

I would recommend that you get it. Great book that I still use even now.

thanks, I'm definately get it now. Especially since in edition 2 (due jan 2010), it says they add detailed slap techniques or something
"You have brains in your head,
You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself,
any direction you choose,
You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."

- Dr. Seuss