Mel Bay’s Electric Bass Method by Roger Filiberto

A standard notation approach to reading solo and arpeggio studies for four-string electric bass. Included are the rudiments of playing, including reading bass clef, plus handy charts of arpeggios featuring major, minor, augmented, diminished, and seventh chords, plus upper harmonic extensions. Applicable to any style of music, this method has gained acceptance as the foundational text for electric bass study world-wide.


For a short video on the fundamentals of playing bass lines click here. Dix Bruce explains the incredibly useful positions and locations of the root and the five on the bass. Know where these notes are located, play them well, and you’ll be able to work in bluegrass, country, and dozens of of musical styles!