The Improvisor's Bass Method

The Improvisor's Bass Method

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Chuck Sher


Bass book


All Levels


The most comprehensive bass method book ever published!

A complete method book, over 200 pages, filled with information and exercises on all aspects of bass playing, for both acoustic and electric bass.

Plus transcribed bass lines and solos by:


  • Eddie Gomez
  • Ron Carter
  • David Friesen
  • Charles Mingus
  • James Jamerson
  • Ray Brown
  • Paul Jackson
  • Scott LaFaro
  • Marcus Miller
  • George Mraz
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Paul Chambers
  • Alphonso Johnson
  • Jimmy Garrison

... and more!


"What makes the book outstanding is how it covers both the basics and the more creative aspects of bass playing. Recommended for electric or upright bass players at all levels of musicianship.”
— Jazz Educators Journal

"Chuck Sher has put together a book that is informative, readily comprehensible, and highly imaginative. I recommend it for any bassist interested in expanding his awareness in the art of improvising.”
— Eddie Gomez, bassist with Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and many others

"...aimed at helping everyone, from novice to veteran, become more adept at handling either electric or acoustic upright bass... quite informative.”
— Guitar Player Magazine

"...a very comprehensive study of both the acoustic and electric basses. You are welcome to my endorsement.”
— Bob Magnusson, bassist with Joe Farrell, Sarah Vaughan, instructor at the Bass Institute of Technology

"This book is a wonderful contribution to the art of jazz bass playing.”
— Lennie Lasher, bassist with the San Francisco Symphony and jazz recording artist

"The book is great and Chuck Sher is to be congratulated. It is very thorough and gives a great deal of knowledge about both instruments. This is really an excellent theory book and a reference book too.”
— Rufus Reid, author of "The Evolving Bassist"