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NEW TITLE BY STUART CLAYTON: ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR
Awesome new book by Stuart Clayton. Easily the most comprehensive study on tapping available.

Ultimate Tapping for Bass Guitar covers all elements of the tapping technique from the absolute basics through to advanced two handed contrapuntal techniques.The book also includes a detailed history of the tapping technique across all instruments and biographies and interviews of the main contributors to the technique. Written in standard notation and TAB. 256 pages.

OTHER TITLES ON THE STUDY OF TAPPING
TAP BASS VOL. 1: CHORD TAPPING - DVD
STU HAMM - SLAP, POP & TAP FOR THE BASS - DVD
50 TWO-HAND TAPPING WORKOUTS FOR ELECTRIC BASS
BILLY SHEEHAN: ADVANCED BASS - DVD
ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR
ULTIMATE TAPPING
BASS GUITAR

   
NEW PLAY-ALONG: IMPROVISING AND SOLOING: IN THE POCKET
Stretch your improvisation and play along with a 'first-call band'. In the Pocket offers nine original pieces in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you 'sit in' with the best.

An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players. In the Pocket is available for any instrument and can be enjoyed by soloists or small ensembles. Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy set the bar much higher in music education and play-along books with In the Pocket! Written in standard notation (no TAB). Includes Data DVD with MP3 versions of audio. 32 pages.

OTHER GREAT PLAY-ALONG TITLES
ULTIMATE PLAY-ALONG FOR BASS: LEVEL 1 – VOL. 1
SITTIN' IN WITH ROCCO PRESTIA OF TOWER OF POWER
IN SESSION WITH THE DAVE WECKL BAND
VOLUME 30B - RHYTHM SECTION WORKOUT - BASS & DRUMS
THE BREED IS FUNKIN - BASS CLEF EDITION
ULTIMATE PLAY-ALONG BASS TRAX: BILLY COBHAM CONUNDRUM
IMPROVISING AND SOLOING: IN THE POCKET – BASS CLEF EDITION
IMPROVISING AND SOLOING:
IN THE POCKET – BASS CLEF
EDITION

   
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.
     
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SOLOS
FESTIVAL
PERFORMANCE SOLOS
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG VOL. 49: EAGLES
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG
VOL. 49: EAGLES
MASTERING THE BOW PART 1
MASTERING THE BOW
PART 1

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THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
SIGHTREADING 101 FOR BASS: READING STANDARD NOTATION, VOL. 1
SIGHTREADING 101 FOR BASS:
READING STANDARD
NOTATION, VOL. 1
ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR
ULTIMATE TAPPING
BASS GUITAR
     
BEETHOVEN: THE TEMPEST FOR 5 STRING BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
BEETHOVEN: THE TEMPEST FOR
5 STRING BASS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

IMPROVISING AND SOLOING: IN THE POCKET – BASS CLEF EDITION
IMPROVISING AND SOLOING:
IN THE POCKET – BASS CLEF
EDITION

FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
Classical Masterpieces for Electric Bass
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
THE WORSHIP BASS BOOK
THE WORSHIP BASS
BOOK & DVD
GETTING AROUND THE BASS
GETTING AROUND
THE BASS
     
BERRY OAKLEY BASS LINES - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
BERRY OAKLEY BASS LINES
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Classical Masterpieces For Bass Vol. II
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

Check out the titles below, available only from your friends at BassBooks.com

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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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
 Hal Leonard Bass Play Along Vol. 49 Eagles  Hotel California  www.BassBooks.com
 Anthony Vitti - Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 2  Track #10  www.BassBooks.com
 Kenny Weydener  Smoothie  www.reverbnation.com/kennyweydener
 Roy Vogt  The Gables  www.BassBooks.com
 Hal Leonard - The Real Book Vol.1  Here's That Rainy Day  www.BassBooks.com
 Elton John  Grey Seal  

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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:
Practice All
What I'm talking about is to play a chord and then play a phrase, a melody, a riff, a motive, a lick, etc., using the chord tones, the scales and the modes. Of course, you can add the chromaticism and all the techniques that you want to use. The possibilities are
endless.
   
MIKE OVERLY - www.12ToneMusic.com
The Curved
Line Sign
Mike Overly, GRAMMY®-nominated Music Educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia reveals the origin and evolution of the Ligature: now known as the Tie, the Slur and the Phrase.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 33
Doctor Doctor and the
Gibson Les Paul
Signature Bass Guitar
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates the tone of the Gibson Les Paul Signature Bass to the famous UFO song Doctor Doctor. He then gives an overview and insight into his classic 1975 model.

To see all free stuff available, click here.

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