Learning Ukulele with Curt

Instrument Specific Books

The majority of the books on the Learning Ukulele with Curt site are for `ukulele, guitar, and general music. However, a lot of concepts in the fingering and music books can be applied to any fretted stringed instrument like mandolin, banjo and bass guitar. Naturally, general music lessons can be applied to any instrument. The books with play-along tracks and songs can be used with any instrument.

Instruments

The Bass Guitar (also called electric bass or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Bass Guitar - Blues Scale

Updated: 21 Jan 2022

The "Blues" / "Minor" Pentatonic one octave scale fingering solutions with the blues scale chords are covered in all keys.

Learning the 4 String Bass Guitar Fingerboard

Updated: 29 Sep 2015

Learn the four string bass guitar fingerboard and finally get the names of the pesky notes under control. This is the same tuning that is used in the Kala UBass and instruments based on the original Road Toad bass created by Owen Holt and licensed by Kala.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm, The Foundation and Workbook 1

Updated: 08 Dec 2021

Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

Key Signatures - Circle of Fourths and Fifths - A4

Updated: 07 Sep 2022

A handy dandy A4 sized reference chart of all 15 Major and Relative Minor Key Signatures.

A Guide to Advanced Chord Series - Chord Building Chart

Updated: 26 Jul 2022

Luckily, chord names have the information you need, with a minimum of "Chord Theory" to build any chord you come across.

Key Signatures - Circle of Fourths and Fifths - ANSI A

Updated: 10 Nov 2021

A handy reference chart of all 15 major and relative minor key signatues. US Letter 8.5 x 11 sized.

All Books for bass can viewed on the Main Books Page and filtered by instrument

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Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

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