As to the book itself then briefly:
Recently revised and updated it is designed for all bass players, from beginners to those professionals familiar with techniques such as slapping, double-thumbing, right hand damping, pick playing, finger picking and popping. The idea behind the exercises is to promote strength fluidity of playing and stamina – a kind of aerobics for bass. Mark King, Chris Squire, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten and the boys show the effortless flashy brilliance that comes from correct fingering over the fretboard and constant strengthening of the muscles using exercises similar to those in this book. These will prevent any stiffness and loss of ‘feel’ due to dragging through tiredness. Exercises will also prevent speeding into changes – choruses, or that ‘good bit’ that wows punters at a gig – know what I mean? Sure you do. Timing faults also come when changing from slap to fingering mid-riff, and I aim to cure that too!