Learning to play bass guitar has gotten easier through the years. There are many options for potential bassists to learn the basics or improve their skills. Not only can you go pick up a bass guitar book from your local music store, but you might also try playing along with some music or a YouTube video. Various CD’s, including those from some top bass players are also available for purchase and can be useful tools for those looking to become better bass players. The most important factor in learning to play bass is always going to be the student. The more you love it, the more likely you are to stick with it. Just keep picking it up and playing and your bass skills will continually increase.
Mahogany Neck and Body with “Synyster” Looks
This guitar delivers warm, defined tone and a ton of sustain, featuring a 25.5-inch scale mahogany set neck and mahogany body.
The slick ebony fretboard boasts 24 jumbo frets, and Schecter’s ‘Ultra Access’ cutaway means you can reach those ultra-high notes with ease.
As for looks, this axe has plenty. The Hellraiser body shape is a long-time winner. The black finish and silver pinstripes are both killer and classy, with black hardware to top it off. Custom “SYN” inlays and the the “Deathbat” at the 12th fret make it even better, for a unique and striking instrument.
The GA-40 is a dedicated, easy-to-operate guitar/bass tuner with automatic pitch detection. In Guitar mode it supports seven-string guitars (7B through 1E), and in Bass mode it supports six-string basses (Low-B and Hi-C). With the precision you expect from KORG, the GA-40 indicates the pitch quickly and accurately. The LCD needle-style display provides both the accuracy of an LCD as well as the easy viewing of a needle indicator, and the display has been enlarged for even better visibility. You can also use the built-in high-sensitivity microphone to tune an acoustic guitar.
Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians-you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
You’ll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to pick up and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills.
- New coverage of slaps, double stops, de-tuning, and fretless techniques