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I'm using a book at the moment called The Total Jazz Bassist but it's not particularly good. It goes into loads of detail about theory but in terms of composition (which is ideally why I'm learning this, because I want to be able to compose jazz stuff from scratch) and also detail of different styles of jazz is pretty patchy, except for a few examples.

So does anyone know of a better book? I ideally want something pretty theory-heavy for reference but also with lots of examples and stuff to actually play and study.

Any ideas? Searchbarred already and didn't find anything and Google isn't too much use.
#2
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Quote by Fassa Albrecht
I'm using a book at the moment called The Total Jazz Bassist but it's not particularly good. It goes into loads of detail about theory but in terms of composition (which is ideally why I'm learning this, because I want to be able to compose jazz stuff from scratch) and also detail of different styles of jazz is pretty patchy, except for a few examples.
So does anyone know of a better book? I ideally want something pretty theory-heavy for reference but also with lots of examples and stuff to actually play and study.
Any ideas? Searchbarred already and didn't find anything and Google isn't too much use.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=jazz+composition+books&aq=2&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=jazz+composition&gs_rfai=
The Berklee Press book looks good.
#5
The first question I ask people who are looking for a good book on Jazz bass playing is, "How is your sight reading?" Most of the best Jazz bass books aren't written in TAB. Assuming your sight reading is good to great, try this:

http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=265

and this:

http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=51&bc=no

and the entire Ron Carter series of books - quite an investment, but if you are serious about playing Jazz you will be happy you spent the money.
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