This book is the first in a series of three that will teach you everything you need to know in order to be able to successfully read music on the bass guitar. Starting with the absolute basics, this book introduces all of the fundamental elements of music notation one at a time, reinforcing all concepts with written and audio examples. Rhythms and pitches are introduced gradually, with all chapters containing ten exercises focusing on each new element. More complex aspects of notation such as time signatures, key signatures and navigation are also introduced to a basic level. The final part of the book contains ten 'real world' play-along tracks recorded with a full band. Audio files for all of the exercises are available to download from the FREE Stuff! section of the publisher’s website.