Hal Leonard Extreme Metal Bass

Textbook for Metal-Bass

  • By Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
  • Techniques and playing concepts for metal bassists
  • In 5-string notation, but also applicable for 4-string
  • In notation and tablature
  • Demo and play-along recordings for free download (code included in the book)
  • Format: DIN A4
  • Publishing house no. HL00696448
  • 64 Pages
  • Written in English

Further information

Level Of Degree Intermediate
Suitable For Children No
Incl. Notes Yes
With Tabs Yes
Main Theme Blues No
Main Theme Jazz No
Main Theme Rock Yes
German Language No
English Language Yes
Format A4

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Webster knows his stuff!

Immanuel F., 19.02.2014
Well, buying a book will not transform you into Alex Webster, but the pieces of Information contained in this book, are definitely of use to people like me, who are in (/or are interested in joining) a band in the extreme metal genre.

His approach is always very "hands on", and he does not explain very much about the theoretic background (there are more then enough books that cover this part), a fact that I appreciate a lot.

Topics covered are:

-Technique:
Important Chords and scales widely used in extreme Metal (with examples), Right hand techniques (3 finger), left hand technique (excercises to get you hand in shape), Tapping (just check those insane Blotted Science Licks, here the technique is explained)

-Application:
Rhythm Excercise, Triplet Grooves, Sixteenth Notes grooves (3 finger technique), Writing Bass lines, Doom/Sludge, Song examples.

AND there's a CD that comes with this book, with some awesome backing tracks to play to. (midi files are delivered as well, to change the tempo of the backing)
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Great Bass Lesson

Bogdan., 30.07.2017
This is a neat little instructional manual coming from the master of death metal himself; Alex Webster.

It teaches you the fundamentals and need-to-know basics for heavy/extreme metal.
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