Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method – Complete Edition

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144 pages

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1.15 pounds

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9 x 0.35 x 12 inches


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40 reviews for Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method – Complete Edition

  1. Claudio Savina


    Consigliatissimo per chi comincia, esercizi progressivi (a partire dal semplicissimo), e consigli su come eseguirli. Ma anche per l’intermedio e l’avanzato: insomma si trovano esercizi per ogni livello.Ottimo se si vuole migliorare la lettura.A questo prezzo i tre libri, poi.Attenzione: non ci sono i CD audio e nemmeno i link per i file audio. Ma online è facilissimo trovarli.

  2. Alan Burns


    Simple to follow, makes learning tab or music reading very simple.

  3. Steve C

    Not much choice, so this is good enough to build a basic developmental path.

    There aren’t any ‘bibles’ for students of the electric bass as there are, for example, for trombone or trumpet. This isn’t a bible and will never become so revered, but it’s decent enough. There is insufficient attention to building a clean sound and in book 1, at least, a lot of the material is on open strings without any attention to sustain and other strings’ harmonics. As one of the only ones out there, though, it’s not terrible.

    2 people found this helpful

  4. miles

    Bass method

    Metodo validissimo, meglio la versione con esempi audio, solo che l’altro articolo, quello con i CD, ha un particolare ambiguo, cioè la copertina è quella di Friedland, ma sull’autore viene riportato Dean, errore di amazon, quindi ho optato per questo senza basi…fortuna c’è la rete…

    One person found this helpful

  5. submerged_photographer

    got this for a great price so my review is coloured by that

    got this for a great price so my review is coloured by that. Seems pretty comprehensive, like the guitar volume this one mostly uses notation rather than tabs which means the progress can be slow if you’re a beginner and just learning to read music. Other than that, good. Like the guitar volume this one has some pretty cheesy song choices. Would be more inspiring to include some better, more popular songs. If you’re a beginner like me, fun is a very important part of the learning process.

    One person found this helpful

  6. T. R.

    Great for beginners and teachers.

    Really good to start in good conditions with reading notes.I love it. I’m not a fan of tabs.

  7. Creed

    Stunning learning resource

    Having been trying to learn to play bass for over six months and making slow but steady progress I’ve been amazed at how much this book (the complete edition) has propelled my learning. It’s SO intuitive and easy to follow, I feel that I’ve come on leaps and bounds since picking it up, not only with my understanding and technique but also with reading bass clef, an added bonus I didn’t even think about when purchasing this.Don’t delay, what incredible value if you’re committed to learning to play this instrument!

    2 people found this helpful

  8. Robert Cook

    One version has CD and one does not

    Be careful when choosing this book. There are two listings at two different prices. I chose the cheapest of the two (who wouldn’t?). But the cheaper version comes without the CD. The only indication in the listings is by looking at the image of the front cover.

    14 people found this helpful

  9. Utente

    Libro molto utile e graduale.

    Il libro è perfetto per chi vuole approcciarsi gradualmente alla lettura. Ci sono gli esercizi preparatori per poter cominciare a leggere le note su ogni corda, nei primi tre tasti. Secondo me è molto utile. L’ho faccio comprare ad ogni mio allievo.

    2 people found this helpful

  10. Pro Photographer

    This is great

    My fav book to teach bass from.

    One person found this helpful

  11. James

    Four Stars

    Excellent book for begginners

    One person found this helpful

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  13. Barbara Montebugnoli

    Puntuali nella spedizione

    Ottimo prodotto

  14. Andrea V


    In ottime condizioni

  15. Tony Isac

    Highly recommended

    Perfect book for bass learners but this book is without CD’s

    One person found this helpful

  16. ten ton hammer

    Achtung! Enthält keinen Audiozugang = nutzlos | Attention! No audio access = useless

    Dieses Buch ist absolut nutzlos, wenn man nicht schon zufor alle drei Bücher gekauft hat. In dieser Version ist kein Audio Zugang enthalten. Dies ist nicht auf der Produktseite erwähnt. Eine absolute Unverschämtheit.This book does not contain the audio access. Do not buy if you dont have the three Books already.

    4 people found this helpful

  17. Mr. Richard J. Dunn

    Four Stars

    A good book for beginners

    One person found this helpful

  18. Dave


    This 3 volume edition DOES NOT include the CDs that are included when each volume is sold separately! Sold separately each volume has 45 tracks of music to practice with. This 3 volume edition is sold with out the accompanying CDs so it is pretty useless.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. FW

    Five Stars

    Good guide to playing bass

    One person found this helpful

  20. Luigi De Masi

    La copertina non è quella del libro!

    La copertina è quella del libro di Dan Dean mentre mi è arrivato quello di Ed Friedland. A parte questo nulla da dire

  21. 57LesPaulCustom

    Good Deal for All Three Books in One

    Got this for my son who is just starting to learn bass guitar. It’s great that it teaches reading staff and some basic music theory.

    One person found this helpful

  22. Anne

    Does not come with CDs

    This 3-book-in-one-spiral does NOT come with CDs, or with a link to the Hal Leonard site, where one could find the backing tracks. It is basically useless.This version should not even be sold. Selling it to save a bit of money does not help if the product at any price is basically useless.On a more positive note, I did find YouTubes with the backing tracks for each book; however, HL promised to sic their copyright attornies on the site. Go figure.

    2 people found this helpful

  23. Amazon Customer

    What I needed.

    The book provides great theory and training.

    One person found this helpful

  24. Dmo

    Order the book!

    This book is just what I needed to learn and practice with.

    One person found this helpful

  25. Dusti


    I’m able to follow the instruction book and now I am learning to play the bass.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Jeffrey

    Good Bass Book

    Was recommended by my instructor.

    2 people found this helpful

  27. Louise Ryan

    Hal leonard always come through for me.

    I love this product.

    2 people found this helpful

  28. john

    Five Stars

    Good book to get you started

    One person found this helpful

  29. Armando

    Muy buen producto

    Muy buen producto

    One person found this helpful

  30. Steplander

    Great book and value!

    Excellent collection for a great price!I teach and have always found HL books to be well designed.The binding is tight and the pages are not too thin so, it’s a durable book that will last.I recommend this to my students.

    2 people found this helpful

  31. strawbebe

    Quick Shipping, Great Quality.

    Came earlier than I thought, with not a dent in sight and great quality 🙂

  32. G

    this edition doesn’t have access to the audio tracks

    the book is very good as other reviewers say. ut i didn’t realize that this edition does not give access to the audio tracks, and the doesn’t list the track number that corresponds to each exercise or song.

  33. Donald F.

    Excellent book to teach you to play

    This book doesn’t just show you tabs but teaches you how to read music. Loving it. 5 stars

    One person found this helpful

  34. Acrion

    Excellent Electric Bass Instructional Method

    I have used this book successfully to help beginners become proficient playing the electric bass. It is bound with a plastic comb for easy handling of the pages when playing from the book.Book One covers the first five frets (positions), sight-reading, common bass lines, patterns and rhythms. It studies more than 100 songs, riffs and provides clear examples to assist the student complete any assignment at home.Book Two covers the box shape and how to move across the fingerboard, notes on the fifth position, the fundamentals of the major and minor scale, traditional blues lines and shuffle rhtyhm, as well as an introduction to reading tablature.Book Three covers more songs, riffs and other examples, sixteenth notes, chord symbols, hammer ons & pull offs, other styles and patterns.Eric Friedman does a thorough job with this instructional series.

    4 people found this helpful

  35. Amazon Customer

    Great product.

    This is a great starter book for bass players. A lot of information and techniques to learn. If you don’t try to get through this book to fast and really focus on the first part of the book slowly and patiently in a couple of months with daily practice, the next parts of the book will increase you playing.

    3 people found this helpful

  36. Jonathan

    Doesn’t Include Tabs

    This (aside from a few minor sections) is only sheet music, with no tabs. This probably makes you a better musician overall, but isn’t user friendly for more casual learners.

  37. Zack Huxel

    Perfect stepping stone

    This is a great start to getting familiar with that bass you bought weeks or months ago and is gathering dust in the corner. While I found the learning of sheet music less than necessary (you’ll almost certainly use tabs anyway), the descriptions of form and the introduction to chords is essential.

    2 people found this helpful

  38. Eric Rosemond

    Simple and to the fact.

    Very understandable

  39. Tippy Mueller

    Good seller

    Book was as des6

  40. Ramon lora

    the price.


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