Stephen Utting

The Completely Passionate Bassist Book 2

The Completely Passionate Bassist Book 2 by Stephen Utting
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nonfiction Arts, Education
For readers of:Music Education, Guitar Playing, Bass Playing, Music Theory and Songwriting
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Publication Date26/04/2019
About the Book

This book is the second in a series of five books that I believe will take you, the reader, on a journey to becoming a completely passionate bassist. Building on the foundation of good technique you begin to explore Scales, Arpeggios and Rhythm. Next you learn to combine them to make music. You are beginning to be creative and even though there is a long way to go you can start. When I first started playing bass in bands all I knew was one scale shape and how to move it around the fret board to make every scale. The best way to be a bassist is to take every little thing you learn and use it. The thing with bass is that it is primarily a support instrument so you don’t have to know everything to be able to play in a band. This book will give you a very good grounding in one key. Book 3 will expand that to all the keys played in music. Enjoy the next step on the journey and use what you learn.


About the Author

My name is Stephen Utting. I have loved music all my life. When I held my first guitar, at the age of 7, I had just watched BB King play on the TV. The TV belonged to a friend and it was the first time I had seen one, but that seemed to matter less as I watched BB King play. I tried to match what I heard on my half size classical guitar. I didn’t sound the same but I was hooked.
By the age of 21 I had been playing in a number of bands and styles. I then decided to go to London and make my fortune and find fame. I went from audition to audition and kept hearing the same thing – “We have so many guitarists auditioning we can’t see you all but we are struggling to find a bass player so if is interested in auditioning for bass that would be good.” I decided to get a bass and teach myself enough to audition. I went to my first audition as a bass player and I was the only one there. I got the job, went on a huge learning curve and haven’t looked back.
Soon other guitarists were asking me to teach them to play bass and my teaching career began. Now 30 years later this series of books are the result of my playing and teaching careers. Enjoy!

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