Single String Studies for Six String Bass by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Single String Studies for 6 String Bass Guitar Volume One

Develop four aspects of learning bass guitar at the same time with Single String Studies for 6 String Bass Guitar Volume One

There are four aspects of learning the guitar that are particularly difficult to master. These are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches found on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the bass guitar by feel, not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The Single String exercises help you learn all four of these difficult techniques simultaneously with one exercise.

The exercises found in the book look deceptively simple but mastering them is one of the hardest things to do for any musician no matter what level they are on. At the same time this book can be used by beginner, intermediate or advanced students, because it is the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm: a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problems with:

  • Learning all the notes on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the bass guitar fretboard without looking at it.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included in the downloadable version of this book and are downloadable from the muse-eek.com website for the physical version of this book. These files will help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the bass guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-783-2
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-97-1
  • 110 pages with midifiles included in digital download and downloadable for the physical edition via our member's area.

 

 

 

           
  • These exercises really helped me to master those two extra strings. Highly recommended W. Savchenko
  • The idea of mastering scales on one string at a time is so simple. I mean, it makes you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself... Guitarists and Bassists are so position oriented it was nice to find a book with a linear approach. J. Persson
  • These exercises really let you know whether you know the fretboard without looking at it. It took me weeks to read through even one of these exercises with making a mistake. The Midifiles are great you can throw those into Garageband pick your tempo and know whether you got the right pitch. J. Kastelic.

 

 

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  • Because this book is used for so many varied reasons it's recommend to contact Mr. Arnold at the email at the bottom of this page for further recommendations.

 

 

 

           
  • Because this book is used for so many varied reasons it's recommend to contact Mr. Arnold at the email at the bottom of this page for further recommendations.

 

 

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