Shake the earth with deep, sonorous vibrations. Be the force that relentlessly drives the music. Rumble like the ominous thunder of an approaching storm. For you, it’s not enough just to be heard; you need to be felt, too. You need to play bass guitar.

Imagine your favorite music without bass. It doesn’t work, does it? The bass is the heartbeat of the music, the foundation of the groove, and the glue that holds together all the different instruments. You can feel the vibrations of the low notes – sometimes subtle and caressing, sometimes literally earthshaking – as they propel the song. The bass is the heart. So leave center stage to the other musicians – you have more important work to do. The limelight may be cool, but bassists rule!

You can find everything you need to dominate the bass in my books – whether you’re a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking for ways to improve.



The new CD…Soul of the City

 BassPlayer Magazine – January 2017Soul of the City

“Between penning educational books, teaching workshops and focusing his efforts on furthering the bass community, Patrick Pfeiffer makes records. His powerful concept album pays homage to New York while merging an eclectic blend of jazz and world music and displaying Pfeiffer’s absolute mastery of many styles. Pfeiffer’s bass serves as the protagonist of an album that changes vibes on every track, the only obvious reoccurring property being his tastefulness and virtuosity.”  — Jon D’Auria (BassPlayer Magazine – January 2017, page 23)





Bass Guitar For Dummies Volume 3


Bass Guitar For Dummies (Third Edition)

Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction
BassPlayer Magazine (January 2015-page 24):
“Never judge a book by its cover (or its title, for that matter), because you might overlook an extremely resourceful gem. The third edition of Patrick Pfeiffer’s extensive Bass Guitar for Dummies offers a surplus of tools for players of all levels, covering everything from playing techniques, scales, and modes to complex theory and grooving in every genre. Written with remarkable clarity, this is an expert guide to everything bass that is all-encompassing and extremely thorough.”
– Jon D’Auria (BassPlayer Magazine).





“Of the myriad tools available for bassists, Bass Guitar for Dummies is at the pinnacle of them all.”

- Will Lee, Legendary session player and bassist for the Late Night with Dave Letterman Show

Bass Guitar For Dummies (Second Edition)









“Patrick’s teaching method showed me how to connect the bits of technique I’d collected into a playing style.”

- Adam Clayton, Bass Player, U2

Bass Guitar For Dummies (First Edition)








“Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is a masterwork…an invaluable resource for all bassists and should be in every bassist’s library regardless of their level of ability. I wish I had this book 40 years ago!

- Mark Egan, Legendary Session bassist and solo artist

Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies







Daily Grooves For Bass

 “Written by New York City pro-bassist Pfeiffer, Daily Grooves for Bass is a much-needed method for intermediate to advanced bassists… Ultimately, Daily Grooves for Bass is a success, and fills a gap in materials and practice routines for bassists. The positive book is charged with Pfeiffer’s enthusiastic and realistic outlook, reflected in his statement, “Becoming a great bass player doesn’t happen overnight! It takes practice, discipline, and perseverance.” –V.C. –ASTA Journal, June 2011 (American String Teachers Association)







Improve Your Groove – The Ultimate Guide For Bass


“The concepts behind constructing effective, ostinato-laden patterns have been dissected and clearly defined. Once in proper command of Pfeiffer’s new terminology, Improve Your Groove serves as an excellent resource for explaining rhythmic integrity, practicing general timekeeping, and will have pupils playing in the pocket from the get-go.”

- Jazz Improv Magazine





…and the award-winning CD…Fruits and Nuts

“Pfeiffer brings finely articulated grooves, thoughtful ballad work, and head-turning solos to his debut solo release. Although his style and sound owe much to Jaco, Patrick puts his own worthy stamp on the legacy.”

- Bass Player Magazine


“Pfeiffer can take pride in having created a superb recording, bolstered by excellent contributions by his supporting cast of players, original compositions, and a forum for him to demonstrate his commanding abilities on electric bass.”

- Jazz Improv Magazine









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