Hal Leonard: "Advanced Rock Bass" • DVD/Book
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ADVANCED ROCK BASS is a complete guide to Mark's approach when composing basslines. Every single aspect of Mark's bassline writing process is covered: chord analysis, fretboard mapping, composing lines with harmonics and tapping, voicing chords, mixing different techniques together, and an entire chapter on Mark's personal philosophy for the role of the bass in modern rock and metal music.
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This particular chapter includes 10 bassless play-along tracks and goes track-by-track to demonstrate different ideas focusing on what to listen for, what aspects of other instruments' parts to latch onto, how to combine a guitar and drum part to form a bassline, creating independent lines with their own melody, what elements of a chord to play over, and so much more. It's your complete "A-Z" guide for composing thoughtful basslines for modern rock and metal music.
All exercises are playable on 4, 5, and 6-string basses.
1. Utilizing the Full Fretboard
2. Analyzing Chords
3. Voicing Chords on Bass
4. Mixing Fretted Notes and Harmonics
5. Mixing Chords and Tapping
6. Exploring Bass Line Options