ISBN 9780739052679. The Total Blues Bassist is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of blues bass playing. The blues has influenced countless styles of music-including rock, jazz, pop, and country-and is loved for the depth of feeling it captures. The Total Blues Bassist will teach you all the basics you need to master the blues, such as more...left- and right-hand technique, but also advanced concepts like using silence and dynamics to help you create more interesting bass lines. Learn how to lock in with the drummer, guitarist, and singer, and even learn how to play without a drummer. You will also discover many styles, like Delta blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues, rockabilly, funk, and jazz blues. The Total Blues Bassist will help you create your own style on the bass as well as prepare you for any blues situation you encounter. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.