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Bass Guitar For Dummies

Bass Guitar For Dummies

The fast and easy way to start playing bass guitar!
Retail Box - Macintosh/Windows -  $29.95 



Product Information

Bass Guitar For Dummies is a fun and easy way to learn bass quickly. Learn to play the bass at your own pace with techniques demonstrated in 30 full-motion videos. Have fun playing along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up. You'll be able to create a bass line for any song you like! Over 70 easy-to-follow lessons start with the basics, such as tuning the bass, and move on to playing simple bass lines and catchy rhythms with fills, syncopation, and shuffle rhythms. Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in bass lines so you can learn faster.

Your teacher is professional bassist and instructor John Arbo from the New School in New York City. The excellent teaching he offers in this method offers exceptional value and will get you playing quickly!

Features

Learn how to play songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan.
  • "Rock'n Me" by The Steve Miller Band
  • "Uncle John's Band" by The Grateful Dead
  • "Midnight Special" - Made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • "La Bamba" by Los Lobos
  • "Midnight Special" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Also included are popular songs, including "Scarborough Fair," "House of the Rising Sun," "Midnight Special" and many others.
Over 70 Set-by-Step Lessons

Over 70 Step-by-Step Lessons
The easy-to-follow lessons start with the basics, such as tuning the bass, and move on to playing simple bass lines and catchy rhythms with fills, syncopation, and shuffle rhythms.

Easy to Use Interface

Animated Fretboard
Displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a bass fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views.

Over 40 High Quality Videos

Over 30 High Quality Videos
Professional bass instructor John Arbo, guides you in over 30 videos with demonstrations of techniques, viewable at full-screen size!

Automatic Tuner

Automatic Tuner
Tune your bass quickly and easily! Play into your computer's microphone and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included.

Chord Dictionary

Chord Dictionary
Includes recorded sounds for over 250 guitar chords so you can easily check how you sound playing along with a guitarist.

Digital Metronome

Digital Metronome
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat with audio or visual feedback.

Plus...

Music Tracking

Music Tracking

Variable-Speed MIDI

Variable-Speed MIDI

Digital Recorder

Digital Recorder

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8, Pentium® Processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive. Macintosh® OS X 10.4 or later, Intel® processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive.