The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music – Beginner Level

This book is the first in the Reading Music series and starts from the absolute basics, covering simple rhythms and pitches, dotted and tied notes, using octaves, navigation, time signatures and key signatures.

ISBN: 978-1-912126-43-9
Number of Pages: 94


This book is the first in a series of three that will teach you everything you need to know in order to be able to successfully read music on the bass guitar. Starting with the absolute basics, this book introduces all of the fundamental elements of music notation one at a time, reinforcing all concepts with written and audio examples. Rhythms and pitches are introduced gradually, with all chapters containing ten exercises focusing on each new element. More complex aspects of notation such as time signatures, key signatures and navigation are also introduced to a basic level. The final part of the book contains ten ‘real world’ play-along tracks recorded with a full band. Audio files for all of the exercises are available to download from the FREE Stuff! section of the website.

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1 – The Basics
  • Chapter 2 – Rhythm
  • Chapter 3 – More Pitches
  • Chapter 4 – More Rhythms
  • Chapter 5 – Octaves
  • Chapter 6 – Ties & Dotted Rhythms
  • Chapter 7 – Navigation
  • Chapter 8 – Time Signatures
  • Chapter 9 – Thirds
  • Chapter 10 – Accidentals
  • Chapter 11 – Key Signatures
  • Exercise Area

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Weight 0.53 kg


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