Ron Manus & L.C. Harnsberger - Alfred Music Publishing

Alfred's Basic Bass Method features clear, well-paced instruction covering popular styles like rock, blues, country, and jazz. Lots of photos and diagrams make learning easy, and the DVD includes iPod-compatible video that is perfect for the visual learner. Book 1 features all the necessities including how to hold your bass, tuning your bass, right-hand and left-hand technique, basics of reading music, notes on all four strings, scales, licks and songs, how to read tab, playing slides and accents, and photos and diagrams.