Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more. The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians-you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition. You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to pick up and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills. New coverage of slaps, double stops, de-tuning, and fretless techniques. New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resource. Includes bonus CD with audio clips of all the examples in the book Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast! ©2010, Book & CD, 346 pages.