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NEW BOOK: JOHN COLTRANE OMNIBOOK - BASS CLEF !!!
52 works transcribed exactly from the recorded solos of John Coltrane!
288 pages, spiral bound. Written in Standard Notation. No TAB.

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SONGS:
Acknowledgement
Airegin
Alabama
All Blues
All Or Nothing At All
Bessie's Blues
Blue Train (Blue Trane)
Body And Soul
By The Numbers
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cattin'
Central Park West
Chasin' The Trane
Countdown
Cousin Mary
Crescent
Eclypso
Equinox
Giant Steps
Goldsboro Express
Grand Central
Impressions
In A Sentimental Mood
India
Just For The Love
Lazy Bird

Like Sonny (Simple Like)
Locomotion
Lonnie's Lament
Lush Life
Mary's Blues
Mr. P.C.
Moment's Notice
My Favorite Things
My One And Only Love
Naima (Niema)
Nita
Oleo
Omicron
Paul's Pal
Pursuance
Russian Lullaby
So What
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Some Other Blues
Spiral
Syeeda's Song Flute
Theme For Ernie
26-2
Velvet Scene
We Six
Witches Pit
JOHN COLTRANE OMNIBOOK - BASS CLEF
JOHN COLTRANE
OMNIBOOK - BASS CLEF

   
NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT: MY FIRST BASS BOOK !!!
My First Bass Book is a collection of 61 children's classics and family favorites arranged for the Bass guitar. Each title is arranged and presented on facing pages, the left-hand page with just the melody in notation and tab, the right-hand page with melody, accompaniment and the tab to the accompaniment. This gives only a single-part to work on for the page with the melody and a complete, two-part arrangement for the facing page. 

This book was written primarily as a collection of great duets that can be shared between teacher and student, but can also be a great tool for developing your improvisational skills as a soloist. We can promise you - if you memorize all these melodies that you probably already know how to sing and learn to play those phrases on your bass as easy as you can sing them, you will be amazed at how much your vocabulary as a soloist will improve. You might play a snippet of a melody from a children’s song as a wink and a nod to the audience, or even more likely, you might hear snippets of snippets coming out exactly as you visualized them in your head as your own individual phrases. Written in standard notation and TAB. 132 pages and 61 MP3 files.
MY FIRST BASS BOOK
MY FIRST
BASS BOOK

   
OTHER NEW TITLES ADDED THIS MONTH
Here's the other new titles added this month. Click on each of images below for complete details (along with samples and ordering information) for that particular title.
     
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG VOL. 44: MEGADETH
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG
VOL. 44: MEGADETH
  CHARLIE PARKER FOR BASS
CHARLIE PARKER
FOR BASS

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SOLID! BLUES BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
SOLID! BLUES BASS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 1

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR BASS

FRETBOARD ARCANUM
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
THE BASS PLAYERS GUIDE TO SCALES AND MODES
THE BASS PLAYERS GUIDE
TO SCALES AND MODES
     
BASIC ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II - BASIC REPERTOIRE
BASIC ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
BASIC REPERTOIRE

BASS
AEROBICS
DREAM THEATER BASS ANTHOLOGY
DREAM THEATER
BASS ANTHOLOGY
     
Fretboard Alchemy
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
ONE MINUTE LESSON: COMPLETE 11 LESSON BUNDLE - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
ONE MINUTE LESSON:
COMPLETE 11 LESSON BUNDLE

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ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
Comprehensive study covering the
60 most important arpeggios
encountered in modern music.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

BASSLINE 1 - DVD
2 hours and 43 minutes of comprehensive Bass study on over 15 areas of study.

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS
Gather the family around the amplifier
and share the Christmas spirit.

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     

CLASSIC GEMS FOR
ELECTRIC BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION

Includes seven Classical solos and one duet!

BEYOND BASSLINES
FROM BACH TO BRAHMS
11 solos and 5 duets great by composers such as Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Brahms and more.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
Comprehensive collection of 46 Classical Music pieces arranged for the Bass Guitar
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
An additional collection of 60 Classical Music pieces arranged for the Bass Guitar
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

DIATONIC MAJOR &
MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION

The Segovia scales for Electric Bass!

EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR
UNACCOMPANIED ELECTRIC BASS

Transcriptions of the 4 solo bass pieces from Chuck Bianchi’s CD Dreaming Out Loud.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 1
The practice material you need to
improve your music reading skills.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 2
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 2

The practice material you need to
improve your music reading skills.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 3
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 3

The practice material you need to
improve your music reading skills.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     

FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

A no nonsense comprehensive study of scales, modes, chords, arpeggios, extended and diagonal fingerings, functional harmony, theory and more.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

FRETBOARD ARCANUM
Comprehensive method written to help bassists with their "vertical" soloing skills.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

FRETBOARD
FLASH CARDS
FOR 6-STRING BASS

An exciting and important tool for every player regardless of age, interest or ability! Fretboard Flashcards may be used with any method, teacher or learning environment.
     

GROOVING LOW-ULTIMATE
GROOVES FOR BASS

100 examples and 6 arrangements introducing and demonstrating
several Latin styles.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

LATIN JAZZ DUETS
FOR BASS

10 Latin Jazz duet arrangements
written solely for 2 Basses
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

MAMBOS FOR THE SALSA &
LATIN JAZZ HORN SECTION

A study of salsa/Latin jazz arrangements, and playing within
the context of such an arrangement.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     

MODE SHAPES
FOR BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION

In depth look at mode structure and how to apply the knowledge.

PENTATONIC NOTE
SEQUENCE GRIMOIRIUM

The most comprehensive collection of Pentatonic Note Sequences ever assembled
PICKING HAND GRIMOIRIUM
PICKING HAND
GRIMOIRIUM

Complete picking hand development
for string instrumentalist of 4, 5, 6 or 7
string instruments.
     
RITMOS - SIGHT READING FOR THE LATIN BASS
RITMOS - SIGHT READING
FOR THE LATIN BASS

Sight reading studies of syncopated rhythms based on Latin styles and actual songs.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR BASS
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR BASS
Book/DVD package explaining the construction, fingering, and application of all the basic scales, arpeggios and modes.
The Number of The Beast
THE BEAST
OF THE BASS

18 of the most incredible heavy metal basslines ever recorded, spanning Iron Maiden's first five albums.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

99 examples of improvising over the fundamental 2-5-1 Jazz Progression . Each study is well explained to start, then each example is dissected, analyzed and explained in detail.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Ultimate Book of Jaco Pastorius
THE ULTIMATE BOOK
OF JACO

26 of Jaco's greatest performances,
note for note, from
the first note to the last.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Walking Basslines
WALKING BASSLINES:
A GUIDE TO CREATING AND IMPROVISING JAZZ BASSLINES

a working vocabulary of walking
basslines and concepts for improvising
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

 
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OPEN INVITATION:
Our offer still stands strong - We're always looking for original, lead Bass (or Bass heavy) tracks for the BassPod and Pod Casts. For a good idea of what we want to post, give a listen to the tracks currently included. Anyone with an MP3 (or two) the BassPod shouldn't be without, send us a copy!

We don't promise everything will be added, but we're looking forward to hearing what you have, so don't be shy. All MP3's should be emailed to us here.

Here's a complete list of the tracks included (in order):
 ARTIST  TRACK  WEBSITE
 Kenny Weydener  BlackHole  www.reverbnation.com/kennyweydener
 Jean-Luc Ponty (Randy Jackson)  As  www.BassBooks.com
 Ben Torrey  Guiliani Andante Part I & II  
 The Big Boppers  Wonderful World  www.BassBooks.com
 Gerardo Colon Ortiz  Regao  www.BassBooks.com
 The Pretenders  Back On The Chain Gang  

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UPDATES/ADDITIONS TO THE FREE STUFF SECTION
More free stuff! This month features the following:


VIDEOS, LESSONS & TRANSCRIPTIONS

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ - www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
Mastering The Double
Thumb Techninque - Part II
Welcome to the second part of the series of Bass Tips for Mastering The Double Thumb Technique. Last time, We were dedicated to work with the right hand, developing the sound and the application of the technique with the basic rhythmic figures. This time we will focus on the left hand. 
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 36
The Chromatic Scale
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates and discusses the Chromatic Scale.

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