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Everybody's Electric Bass Method 1
Michael Trowbridge and Philip Groeber

G1062 / 9.95

“There is something for everybody!”

This comprehensive book guides the beginning bass student from the music stand to the band stand by concentrating on two important concepts:

1) Enable beginning bass students to quickly learn to read music, using three valuable resources:

  • Use of tablature
  • Free downloads, 87 audio tracks
  • 10 informative videos

2) Provide the bassist practical tools they need to get on the stage as performers

  • Create your own bass lines
  • Study the three lessons on Chord Theory: Roots, Fifths, Primary Chords
  • Set up the Groove
  • Advanced Technique

Five informative icons are used throughout this book to help students zero in on important performance information that you need to know for musical success.

Discovery Encourages the student to get “off the page” and look into creative aspects of bass performance. Oftentimes new elements are introduced. Use of TAB is very helpful.

Know Your Bass Learn the information bassists need to know about their instrument.

Music Master Explains music terms and theory ideas.

Research Encourages students to do deeper Internet research on pertinent aspects of music.

Technique Tips Proper technique makes everything easier to play. Study these valuable tips.

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Track 36 Discovery (Chicago Blues)

Track 64 Jazz Walking Bass

Track 69 Rock Groove 1

Track 71 Motown Groove

Track 74 Reggae Groove 1

Track 81 Rhythm Changes


Everybody's Electric Bass: Scales and Arpeggios
Philip Groeber
Edited by Michael Trowbridge

G1063 / 6.50

This is the book that you have been looking for, an easy to play, systematic way to help you learn about playing scales and arpeggios on the electric bass. Although scales and arpeggios may seem complex, learning to play them is really quite simple, based on patterns. You will find yourself playing scales and arpeggios in no time, and you will see how this new knowledge helps you to learn new songs quickly!

Features of This Book:


  • major and minor scales are presented in one- and two-octave versions
  • create major scales and the three forms of minor scales
  • two-octave harmonic minor scales
  • learn secrets about scales, a little music theory, and the history of scales


  • major and minor arpeggios are presented in a one-octave version
  • movable arpeggios patterns for further study


  • ear and eye training tips
  • discover how to get the most out of your metronome
  • scale, arpeggio, and musicianship tips located throughout the book
  • a glossary that defines the musical terms you need to know

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Everybody's Electric Bass Manuscript Book

G1064 / 6.50

Here is the place to write down your grooves as you create them as well as improving your music notation skills. There are many bass reference charts included: Natural Notes Chart, Bass Fingerboard Chart, and a major scale page with TAB to help you keep your chops up!

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Way To Play: Jazz Guitar: Chord Melody 1
Mark Tonelli and Philip Groeber

G1056 / 6.50

Fill a room with the lush chords of a beautiful chord melody! Here is a famous quote from Joe Pass, a famous jazz guitarist known for his chord melody skills, “Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything!” Time to get busy!

The ability to play the chords and the melody of a song at the same time is one of the unique features of the guitar. In jazz guitar, it’s known as “chord melody.” Chord melody transforms the guitar into a one-man band: you play the melody, accompany, provide the bass line, and define the time.

The purpose of this book is twofold:

1. provide specific instruction on how to create your own chord melodies (pages 3-7)
2. show you the inner workings of chord melody through 13 jazz guitar songs in a variety of styles. (pages 8-29)

Not only are there 10 great tunes in this book arranged as very accessible chord melodies for the intermediate guitarist, the authors also carefully explain how to create your own arrangements, with “Seven Steps” to creating a chord melody. Learn how to take traditional chord changes, substitute jazz voicings, and then add the melody to create beautiful music.

Study the Glossary to further understanding the concepts and technicalities of performing the jazz guitar style.

Use the Free Downloadable Recordings to help you fine-tune your performance.

Above all, enjoy the music.

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Way To Play: Classical Guitar: Contemporary Concepts 1
Sean Thrower
Edited by Philip Groeber

G1070 / 6.50

Play the classical guitar and know what it is like to perform music in its entirety, not only a solo or a chord progression. Play the melody, harmony, and bass all at the same time!

The guitar has come a long way since its early beginnings in Western Europe with music by composers such as Fernando Sor, Matteo Carcassi, and Mauro Giuliani. As the audience broadened, thanks in part to the popularity of guitarists like Andrés Segovia (and later Julian Bream, Oscar Ghiglia,
and John Williams), so too did the repertoire and range of influences. Modern classical guitar performances may now feature music from a wide variety of styles and genres including flamenco, jazz, folk, and even rock. Research the references made in this book to other contemporary guitarists/composers: Tommy Emmanuel, Paco de Lucia, Eduardo Sainz de la Maza, and Joe Satriani. Listen to the wonderful music of other contemporary classical guitarists as well: Antigoni Goni, Johannes Möller, Matt Palmer, Andrew York, and many more.

This book leads the way for the intermediate classical guitarist to advance their skill level, showing them the way by developing new techniques, enabling them to play the exciting classical music of their time.

Each of the nine pieces is meant to introduce the intermediate level guitarist to a variety of techniques, compositional ideas, and musical influences. Prepare for each piece by reading the text and practicing any accompanying examples in the “About the Music” section. Use the Free Downloadable Recordings as a reference to ensure that you are capturing the right feel and expression.

You will see two icons throughout this book. They provide tips and ideas to get the most from what you are learning. They say what the notes and words on the page do not say, what the authors would say if they were there with you!

Tech Tip Offers helpful suggestions related to the technical aspects of performing on the classical guitar.

Music Master Provides historical facts and important information relating to the music.

Study the Glossary to further understanding the concepts and technicalities of the contemporary classical guitar.

Use the Free Downloadable Recordings to help you fine-tune your performance.

Above all, enjoy the music.

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