Andrew Ford
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Bass books


The Evolving Bassist complete electric and upright bass instruction
The Improvisors Bass Method one of my two favorite bass books
Funkifying the Clave instruction in afro-cuban style bass
Mel bay’s Electric Bass Method my first book, beginning bass
The Music of Paul Chambers my favorite upright bass player
Beatles Bass McCartneys great bass lines 1967-70
101 bass tips Variety of useful bass tips by bassist Gary Willis
Modern Reading Text in 4/4 master every rhythmic combination


Equipment I use

Elixir strings my choice for bass strings
Warmoth simply the best bass necks and parts
TC Electronics bass amplification and effects
Yamaha basses I love
Comfort strapps very comfortable bass straps
Audient high performance audio interfaces


Music software

Transcribe my favorite transcription software
Band in a box tremendous resource for practicing
Reason user friendly digital audio workstation
Logic Pro music production software


My Favorite Artists

Lynne Fiddmont world renown artist and singer
Al Jarreau 7 time grammy award winning vocalist supreme
Robben Ford Outrageous guitar player and artist
Lakin Saucedo excellent singer-songwriter


Other helpful websites

Truefire.com great resource for instructional videos
Sher Music publisher of the best real books and other books
Aebersold industry standard for playalong learning books and more
Tune my bass online tuner
Artists house articles about all facets of the music business
Carole Kaye great tips from this bass legend
Bass set up guide instructions on setting up a bass
Online bass scales and modes hear scales and modes for bass
Bass Musicians Magazine great free online magazine for bass players
Talkbass.com online forum for bass players

Android Apps

Pitchlab tuner, tracks bass well, nice interface
Da tuner lite another tuner that tracks bass well
Maven metronome great interface and options
Metronome beats switches to 2 & 4 click using 50% option
Tempo perfect nice subdivisions, interface not as nice
iReal Pro fake book app