When Al Grey's song Michael graduated from the Berklee College of Music and came back from a road tour with Ain't Misbehavin' he still did not have facility in playing the plunger. It was then that Al decided to write the Plunger Techniques book.

Contents of the Book

The book's contents contain:

  • The Dawning (Introduction)
  • The Equipment
  • Playing the Plunger
  • The Five Positions
    • Positions B-E
    • Position A
  • Seven Advanced Lessons
  • Ten Exercises for Individual or Class Study
  • Ten Exercises for Bass Section
  • Some Special Sounds
  • Your Own Sound