Here is something for everyone, introducing students to many different styles of bass playing: rock "n roll, blues, swing, funk, reggae, classical, alternative, country, be-bop, ska, bossa nova, heavy metal, gospel, two-hand tapping, etc. Examples focus on basic patterns, chord progressions, and playing with a band. The companion CD features all examples recorded with a professional band. Audio includes band examples with and without bass; students can hear it and play along. 25 examples included, written in bass clef and tab. ©2005, Book & CD.