The Cyborg Bassist Volume 1: Scale Mastery For Bass Guitar
96 Etudes For Humans & Robots! (EBOOK and Accompanying Mini Course)
Important: This is an Ebook download. NOT a hard copy book.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Cyborg Bassist series of ebooks?
The Cyborg Bassist series provides a wide variety of etudes for the electric bass player that cover the entire bass fretboard. Many types of musical content are covered from scales to arpeggios to intervals and more.
By running these etudes in a drill-like manner you will develop many areas of your playing including your technique and fretboard knowledge while working on your overall harmony knowledge from a practical perspective.
What is The Cyborg Bassist Volume 1: Scale Mastery?
This is the first book in the Cyborg Bassist series. You will work on major scale etudes that run through multiple octaves in every key. Each key provides a different set of hurdles because of the positional, horizontal approach to playing over the entire fretboard. Many bass players learn a scale ‘pattern’ in one octave and move through keys very quickly. In this book you will be practicing a single key for a prolonged period and learning to play multiple melodic sequences, in that key, over the entire fretboard.
Is the book an Ebook or a hard copy?
The book is downloaded as an ebook PDF. This can be read on your computer, tablet, phone or printed. We will be looking to publish the book as a hard copy through Amazon at some point in the near future.
Can I see one of the exercises?
Sure. Click Here To See Etude #48. This is a melodic sequence working through A Major in two octaves.
Are there any video lessons?
Yes, you will have access to 8 video lessons in your My Courses page. The video lessons form a mini course teaching you how to approach the book from a practice perspective. Position shifting, technique and the exercise types are all covered in depth.
What level of player is the book aimed at?
The course is aimed at players of any level but I recommend at least a few months to a year of bass playing experience as a minimum. The exercises are not too difficult when learned in the correct way but they still require a basic grounding in bass technique.
What will I learn?
After completing the book and the course you will have a much better understanding of the major scale over entire instrument. You will have improved your position shifting to a high level and have the technical facility to move fluidly around the fretboard.
How long is the book and the lessons?
The book is 100 pages in length and the accompanying course contains 45 minutes of video content
How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything?
The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There are three sources for downloading the book. The book will be sent to your email as a PDF and you will also be able to download it as a PDF and Zip file from the course home page and your account page.
Are there any time limits on downloading the ebook or taking the video course?
No. You can take as long as want. There are no time limits
Do I Have Lifetime Access?
Yes, you have lifetime access to the ebook and course material.