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Kevin SmithPLEASE HELP US WELCOME KEVIN SMITH TO THE BASSBOOKS.COM FAMILY !!!
We are real fortunate to welcome aboard a new member of the team here: Kevin Smith. Kevin comes to BassBooks.com after many years in publishing, writing mostly about cars and motorcycles and managing editorial teams. That was good fun and all but it was time for a change, and we're real excited he has decided to come become part of the team.

To start, Kevin will be taking over a good amount of the daily routine activities over here, freeing us up, and will grow into other responsibilities as he continues getting up to speed. You will see more of your email inquiries and support on orders being managed by Kevin. From there his role will continue to expand.

For those wondering, Kevin comes to us mostly as a guitar player (with a soft spot for electric 12-string guitars). But we'll fix that - and get him better focused on the Bass!

So please help us to welcome Kevin on board!
You can reach him directly at Kevin@BassBooks.com, and feel free to say hi anytime.

   
NAMM 2015NAMM 2015 !!!
It was that time of year again for NAMM. For those not in the know - NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), is a not-for-profit association that consolidates MANY organizations through the music products industry world-wide.

BassBooks.com has been a member for 10+ years, and their largest event (Winter NAMM) was in Anaheim, California, this past January 22-25.

We made our pilgrimage, met with a bunch of friends and overall just geeked out
on all things music for 3 days. It's always a blast, getting to see musicians, the instruments, new technology, and best of all - old friends.

Here's a link to the pictures we got up there - please check out and enjoy.

   
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.

BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
BACH CELLO SUITES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS

ROCKABILLY BASS
ROCKABILLY
BASS

Arriving Later this Month
THE REAL R&B BOOK - C CLEF EDITION
THE REAL R&B BOOK
- C CLEF EDITION
     
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG VOL. 48: JAMES BROWN
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG
VOL. 48: JAMES BROWN

KEITH FERGUSON – TEXAS BLUES BASS
KEITH FERGUSON
- TEXAS BLUES

!! CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE BEST SELLING TITLES OF THAT YEAR !!
2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006


Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 1

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Fretboard Alchemy
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR BASS
     
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
SOLID! BLUES BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
SOLID! BLUES BASS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
BERRY OAKLEY BASS LINES - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
BERRY OAKLEY BASS LINES
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS – EBOOK/PDF VERSION
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Bass Encyclomedia
BASS
ENCYCLOMEDIA
EADG 4
EADG 4

Check out the titles below, available only from your friends at BassBooks.com
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
Comprehensive study covering the
60 most important arpeggios
encountered in modern music.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Bassline 1
BASSLINE 1 - DVD
2 hours and 43 minutes of comprehensive Bass study on over 15 areas of study.
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS
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
CLASSIC GEMS FOR
ELECTRIC BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION

Includes seven Classical solos and one duet!
BEYOND BASSLINES FROM BACH TO BRAHMS
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 I
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 II
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
DIATONIC MAJOR &
MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION

The Segovia scales for Electric Bass!
EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR UNACCOMPANIED 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
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
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
Comprehensive method written to help bassists with their "vertical" soloing skills.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
FRETBOARD FLASH CARDS FOR 6-STRING BASS
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
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
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
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
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 BEAST OF THE BASS
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)

 
BASSPOD & PODCASTS UPDATES
The latest PodCast is posted, and the tracks are added to the BassPod as well. Check it out - and as always, thanks to everyone who participated and has jumped on board.

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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
 The Temptations  Cloud Nine  www.BassBooks.com
 Gerardo Colon Ortiz  Bossa  www.BassBooks.com
 Patrick Pfeiffer (Phoenix)  Amazing Grace  www.BassBooks.com
 Jamey Aebersold Play-Along Vol. 70  Afternoon In Paris  www.BassBooks.com
 Hal Leonard Play Along Vol. 31  All Right Now  www.BassBooks.com
 Mountain  Mississippi Queen  www.BassBooks.com

BASSPOD
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http://www.BassBooks.com/shopping/shopcontent.asp?type=basspod

PODCASTS
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http://www.BassBooks.com/shopping/shopcontent.asp?type=podcasts

 
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:
Double-Stops
on the Bass
What is a double-stop? A double-stop is when you play two notes at the same time. You can play a double-stop on adjacent strings or on nonadjacent string.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 16
Different Ways of
Playing the Scales
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4,  discusses and demonstrates various patterns to learn and practice scales. This video accompanies pages 92 through 94A of the textbook EADG4 Theory Textbook for Bass Guitar.

To see all free stuff available, click here.

Got something to contribute? - please contact us - we are looking for content to add and know there are a lot of you talented players and teachers out there. You get the credit - and you're helping out others along the way.


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