Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 1

(35 customer reviews)


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Hal Leonard; 2nd edition (April 1, 1996)

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Paperback ‏ : ‎

48 pages

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Item Weight ‏ : ‎

6.6 ounces

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9 x 0.13 x 12 inches


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#424 in Music Instruction & Study (Books)

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251 ratings

35 reviews for Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 1

  1. Kindle Customer

    Not what I had hoped for.

    I’m a 66 year old beginner. I ordered this book thinking it would have tabs, it doesnt! If you can’t read music this book is NOT for you.

    2 people found this helpful

  2. Edspyhill05

    How do download the audio files

    Learning to read standard bass notation is invaluable. How and where can I download the audio files.

  3. Ric


    Like it.

  4. Miss.yin


    I like it. It’s pretty much just like any other music book you’d see in an instrument class, easy to learn with. The only slight problem I had with it was that the handling wasn’t too nice as my book arrived with a wrinkled cover and some parts bent.

  5. FBO

    Recommended by instructor –

    Purchased based on recommendation of my daughter’s bass instructor. However, meant to buy the one with accompanying disc.Haven’t gotten through it yet, but on perusal, seems it goes over all the elementary components you’d expect from a music instruction book.

  6. Dorothy Cappiello

    Easy to read and affordable

    This was the book I was required to purchase for my bass lessons. It is very easy to read and proceeds step by step. It was very affordable.

    2 people found this helpful

  7. Amazon Customer

    Very Good Book it shows how to use the Left Hand …

    Very Good Book it shows how to use the Left HandVery Well I highly Recommend this BookBassist Ralphe Armstrong

  8. Lexi H.

    A Must for Beginner Bass Players

    My 15-year old daughter has been taking guitar bass lessons. Her teacher suggested she obtain this book to assist the learning process. I believe this book is considered the Bible of learning the important principles of beginning guitar. Her teacher also said there are two more continuing editions of this book that he will ask her to get as her lessons progress.

    One person found this helpful

  9. Patrick D.

    Know the basics.

    I purchased a bass guitar to play the game Rocksmith. Although the game is captivating, It doesn’t cover reading music. Heck, I’m playing the bass and don’t know what notes I’m playing. This method with the CD gives understanding and interest for aspiring bassists. It covers on a gradient scale, The instrument, reading music and music theory. I recommend it.

    4 people found this helpful

  10. Chewy

    Very satisfied.

    Great product for the price. Was exactly what I order. Very happy with the product. Would recommend.

  11. Victoria Morrison

    Five Stars

    This book is perfect for beginner bassists. I am learning 2x as fast as I was without it

    One person found this helpful

  12. Janet Taylor


    Love it

    One person found this helpful

  13. Susan Shockey

    Five Stars

    O love it. It shows me the cords plus the regular notes

    One person found this helpful

  14. Low Hertz

    Very mechanical book, not a musical book.

    It’s ok for new bass players. Only OK, it’s not taught in a logical musical manner, rathermechanical instead. And sadly, it also has tab, so that becomes a crutch to the studentslowing down learning to read the universal language of music.

    One person found this helpful

  15. Edgar M.



  16. Amazon Customer

    Four Stars

    Good job

  17. mark e.


    Exactly what I needed. Perfect sales,service and delivery

  18. Bass_Ninja

    Bass Method Book

    I am a freelance private instructor, and I always start with the Hal Leonard method books. They lay out the basics, and I feel they make it easier for students to grasp some of the important beginning concepts of playing.

    One person found this helpful

  19. smikel

    Good Book

    Good book. Sometimes the kindle interface is not the best. As the staff for the exercise and the play button end up in different pages, so you have to play with font size to get them back on the same page.

    2 people found this helpful

  20. Bill Martin

    Five Stars

    Good foundation to start studying the bass and understanding music.

  21. H. Weinkum

    great bass book!

    Ed Friedland is maybe the best bass educator of our time!

    One person found this helpful

  22. Glen Ritter

    Four Stars

    Good tool to help learn, to read music.

  23. McKinney’s

    As advertised

    As advertised

  24. Kamil

    Simply great

    I`m not going to repeat what every one says on the web…This book is great!Thing i love the most is: it does`nt have tabs…this will force you to start reading musical notation!!!Exercises are great: Ed Friedland in book one takes you on a trip through first second and third positions..(I didn`t have the time to have a really close look as I collected this book today…Before buying this book I would advice people to get Bass guitar for dummies!Ed Friedland is great…but what concernes me is that he starts with exercises in first position (widest frets) and this can be difficult for people who just started…other then that this book is great!

    One person found this helpful

  25. Santosh

    Very well laid out, get it!

    Bought this to teach my bass guitar students the basics of sheet music, and the content is well laid out. This is a must for anyone beginning to learn sheet music specific to bass guitar.He already plays as a professional bassist, but was looking at learning sheet music, this was a very good choice

  26. Poppy

    A good introduction

    I am not an expert but this book seems to me to be a great introduction to playing the bass guitar

  27. Andi White

    Good book

    Great book, as recommended by my daughters music teacher

  28. Erick

    Five Stars

    Excellent Book the book include songs for practice and is very interactive. I recommend it.

  29. Angela B.

    good book for first time learners

    Came before promised date and is as described. good book for first time learners. Bought for my 12 year old son.

  30. Abhishek

    Great Resource for budding bassists

    Absolutely effective and productive for musicians who are aspiring to be bassists. I have been following Ed Friedland for many years and his teaching is very simple in this material. I’m a teacher and this is an easy reference to teach my students.

  31. Lucmann Nicolas

    A book with a CD

    I didn’t, have what I’ve paied for or wrong item

  32. Amazon Customer

    Very Helpful

    It helped me very much. Now I can play my bass guitar in fluent manner. And thnx Amazon for such a good product. The packaging was great.

    One person found this helpful

  33. B.H.Mikael HAGTORN

    Une Methode qui fonctionne

    Je suis a l’exercise 49 et je sens que la methode est bien calé. Avant je faisais des tablatures mais la methode de Hal abvec les notes est plus efficace.

  34. Tejas

    A great guide of the basics to the beginners of bass

    All the content when thoroughly followed becomes invaluable in development of a novice to an intermediate player

    One person found this helpful

  35. giorgio.mcm


    tempi di consegna rispettati. prodotto rispondente alle aspettative

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