VISUALLY Bass Guitar

VISUALLY Bass Guitar

(Parte 1 de 6)

Bass Guitar by Ryan Williams and Richard Hammond

01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page i

01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page iv 01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page iv

Bass Guitar 01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page i

Hear Audio Tracks from This Book at!

In case you need a little help in understanding how a particular piece is supposed to sound, we’ve included audio tracks from this book on our Web site. You can access those files via this link:

Here’s a list of the tracks that you’l find there:

Chapter 4 Tuning Notes

Chapter 7 The C Major Scale

Chapter 8 Simple Song in C Major Simple Song in A Minor Simple Song in G Major

Chapter 9 Chord Examples I-IV-V Progressions I-VI-IV-V Progressions I-V-I Progressions I-IV-I-V Progressions

Chapter 10 Quarter-note rhythms Eighth-note rhythms Sixteenth-note rhythms Walking Bass Blues Shuffle Rock Riffs R&B Reggae Country

Chapter 1 Slap Bass Examples

Chapter 12 Rock Bass Metal Bass Jazz and Blues Bass R&B and Funk Bass

01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page i

Bass Guitar by Ryan Williams and Richard Hammond

01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page i

Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Bass Guitar Copyright © 2007 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate percopy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 2 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax (978) 646-8600, or on the web at Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Legal Department, Wiley Publishing, Inc., 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, (317) 572-3447, fax (317) 572-4355, or online at

Wiley, the Wiley Publishing logo, Teach Yourself VISUALLY, and related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Wiley Publishing, Inc. is not associated with any product or vendor mentioned in this book.

The publisher and the author make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this work and specifically disclaim all warranties, including without limitation warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty may be created or extended by sales or promotional materials. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every situation. This work is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. If professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought. Neither the publisher nor the author shall be liable for damages arising here from. The fact that an organization or Website is referred to in this work as a citation and/or a potential source of further information does not mean that the author or the publisher endorses the information the organization or Website may provide or recommendations it may make. Further, readers should be aware that Internet Websites listed in this work may have changed or disappeared between when this work was written and when it is read.

For general information on our other products and services or to obtain technical support please contact our Customer Care Department within the U.S. at (800) 762-2974, outside the U.S. at (317) 572-3993 or fax (317) 572-4002.

Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronic books. For more information about Wiley products, please visit our web site at

Library of Congress Control Number: 2006926290

ISBN-13: 978-0-470-04850-4 ISBN-10: 0-470-04850-6

Printed in the United States of America 10 987654321 Book production by Wiley Publishing, Inc. Composition Services

01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page iv

Praise for the Teach Yourself VISUALLY Series

I just had to let you and your company know how great I think your books are. I just purchased my third Visual book (my first two are dog-eared now!) and, once again, your product has surpassed my expectations. The expertise, thought, and effort that go into each book are obvious, and I sincerely appreciate your efforts. Keep up the wonderful work!

—Tracey Moore (Memphis, TN)

I have several books from the Visual series and have always found them to be valuable resources.

—Stephen P. Miller (Ballston Spa, NY)

Thank you for the wonderful books you produce. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I discovered how I learn—visually. Although a few publishers out there claim to present the material visually, nothing compares to Visual books. I love the simple layout. Everything is easy to follow. And I understand the material! You really know the way I think and learn. Thanks so much!

—Stacey Han (Avondale, AZ)

Like a lot of other people, I understand things best when I see them visually. Your books really make learning easy and life more fun.

I am an avid fan of your Visual books. If I need to learn anything, I just buy one of your books and learn the topic in no time. Wonders! I have even trained my friends to give me Visual books as gifts.

—Illona Bergstrom (Aventura, FL)

I write to extend my thanks and appreciation for your books. They are clear, easy to follow, and straight to the point. Keep up the good work! I bought several of your books and they are just right! No regrets! I will always buy your books because they are the best.

—Seward Kollie (Dakar, Senegal)

01_048506 ffris.qxp 1/2/06 3:30 PM Page v


Acquisitions Editor Pam Mourouzis

Project Editor Suzanne Snyder

Copy Editor Lori Cates Hand

Technical Editor Scott Maxwell

Editorial Manager Christina Stambaugh

Publisher Cindy Kitchel

Vice President and Executive Publisher Kathy Nebenhaus

Interior Design

Kathie Rickard Elizabeth Brooks

(Parte 1 de 6)