If you are New to the Bass - You are about to buy your first bass. Great, but be careful, don't use a million on a bad bass guitar. Read the chapter Choice of Bass and proceed to the technical stuff in Bass Technique. Learn to tune the bass and the basic finger techniques, scales and shapes. Catch up on picking patterns and harmonics and proceed to chapter "Playing in the Band". Learn how to play together with the drums in different styles and how to make good leading notes to the chord progressions. Well, now you are almost there. Oops! You are a Pro, right? Yes, there are lots of stuff for you, too. What about artificial harmonics and advanced jazz scales? Or what about a comprehensive chord dictionary? Or what about a complete description of modal scales? And best of all, an exciting collection of very, very tough bass exercises (more than 200 pages to be more precise) that will make you sweat for a while. This is certainly not just a beginner's book - we have the lots for advanced players as well. Last but not least: The last chapter, The Music Business, gives you an important insight into the real world of music down on its knees. In a humoristic tone, you are guided through the many pitfalls of profes-sional life, going to auditions, touring, and recording. This chapter can get you safer through the jungle. By the way, the bass tutor is packed with instructive drawings and colour graphics all the way. What you don't catch in the text, you will catch in the illustrations.