The Improvisor’s Bass Method by Chuck Sher




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!


Jazz Educators Journal – “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.”

Eddie Gomez (bassist with Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and many others) – “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.”

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

Lennie Lasher (bassist with the San Francisco Symphony and jazz recording artist) – “This book is a wonderful contribution to the art of jazz bass playing.”

Paul Jackson (bassist with Herbie Hancock) – “The only bass book you will need.”

Rufus Reid (author of “The Evolving Bassist”) – “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.”

International Society Of Bassists Newsletter – “Undoubtedly the finest book of its kind available today… Sher’s book demonstrates a profound understanding of the nature of improvisation… Recommended for any and all bassists, classical, jazz or rock. Teachers of improvisation will find it the only reliable and comprehensive text available.”

David Friesen (Inner City Records recording artist) – “Chuck Sher has sincerely made an honest and musical effort to bring to bass players a complete book on how to approach the bass violin as a creative instrument… used not as a means to an end, it may become a very valuable source of information to the serious bass player.”