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JIMMY HASLIP: MODERN IMPROVISATION FOR BASS
JIMMY HASLIP:
MODERN IMPROVISATION
FOR BASS
SONIC RESOURCE GUIDE
SONIC RESOURCE
GUIDE
ESSENTIAL BASS GUITAR TECHNIQUES
ESSSENTIAL BASS
GUITAR TECHNIQUES
THE JOHN BENITEZ BASS METHOD
THE JOHN BENÍTEZ
BASS METHOD
John Coltrabe Omnibook
JOHN COLTRANE
OMNIBOOK
THE WHO BASS TAB ANTHOLOGY
THE WHO
BASS TAB
ANTHOLOGY

BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY MANAGEMENT,
PREVENTION AND
BETTER HEALTH
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

JAMIROQUAI BASS BOOK
THE JAMIROQUAI
BASS BOOK


JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS – EBOOK/PDF VERSION
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF -
ROCKABILLY BASS
ROCKABILLY
BASS

TECHNIQUE 101
TECHNIQUE 101
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
100 ROCK LESSONS
100 ROCK
LESSONS
     
BEST BASS LINES EVER: BASS PLAY ALONG VOL. 46
BEST BASS LINES EVER:
BASS PLAY ALONG
VOL. 46

STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
STANDING IN THE
SHADOWS OF
MOTOWN

MEGADEATH: BASS PLAY ALONG VOL. 44
MEGADEATH: BASS
PLAY ALONG, VOL. 44



PINO PALLADINO BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS – EBOOK/PDF
PINO PALLADINO
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF -
GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES
GROOVING WITH
HYBRID TECHNIQUES
CARL RADDLE BASS LINES
CARL RADDLE
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF -
     
THE JOHN BENITEZ BASS METHOD
THE JOHN BENÍTEZ
BASS METHOD
Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
BACH CELLO SUITES FOR BASS
BACH CELLO SUITES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
     
BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY MANAGEMENT,
PREVENTION AND
BETTER HEALTH
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

VERDINE WHITE BASS LINES - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
VERDINE WHITE
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF -
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 3
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 3

- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
EXTREME SLAP BASS - DICTIONARY OF GROOVES
EXTREME SLAP BASS:
DICTIONARY OF GROOVES
- EBOOK/PDF -
James  Jamerson Bass Transcriptions
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF -

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SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR BASS
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
FOR ELECTRIC BASS

Book/DVD package explaining the construction, fingering and application of all the basic scales, arpeggios and modes.

Ultimate Book of Jaco Pastorius
THE ULTIMATE BOOK
OF JACO

26 of Jaco's greatest
performances,
transcribed
note for note.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
99 examples of improvising over
the fundamental 2-5-1 Jazz
progression. Each study is dissected,
analyzed and explained in detail.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 1
Great practice material to improve your music-reading skills.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 2
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 2

Great practice material to improve your music-reading skills.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 3
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 3

Great practice material to improve your music-reading skills.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
Comprehensive study of the 60
most important arpeggios
in modern music.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Walking Basslines
WALKING BASSLINES:
A GUIDE TO CREATING AND IMPROVISING JAZZ BASSLINES

A working vocabulary of
walking basslines and concepts
for improvising.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR
SOLO BASS

Gather the family around the amplifier and share
the Christmas spirit.

- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     
Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
The definitive work for developing sight reading skills. Progresses from beginning to advanced levels.
BEYOND BASSLINES FROM BACH TO BRAHMS
BEYOND BASSLINES
FROM BACH TO BRAHMS
11 solos and 5 duets by Bach,
Haydn, Chopin, Brahms and more.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
46 classical-music pieces arranged
for Bass Guitar

- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass II
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
A second collection of 60 classical-music pieces arranged
for Bass Guitar
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
DIATONIC MAJOR & MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
DIATONIC MAJOR &
MINOR SCALES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
- EBOOK/PDF -

The Segovia scales for Electric Bass!
EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR UNACCOMPANIED ELECTRIC BASS
EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR
UNACCOMPANIED
ELECTRIC BASS

The 4 solo pieces from Chuck Bianchi’s CD Dreaming Out Loud.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     
Fretboard Alchemy
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4-, 5- & 6-STRING BASS

A comprehensive study of scales, modes, chords, arpeggios,
theory and more.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
Comprehensive method written to help bassists with their
"vertical" soloing skills.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
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 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.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
LATIN JAZZ DUETS FOR BASS
LATIN JAZZ DUETS
FOR BASS

10 Latin Jazz duet arrangements
written expressly for two Basses
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
MAMBOS FOR THE SALSA & LATIN JAZZ HORN SECTION
MAMBOS FOR THE SALSA &
LATIN JAZZ HORN SECTION
- EBOOK/PDF -

A study of salsa and Latin jazz arrangements, and playing within
that context.
     
MODE SHAPES FOR BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
MODE SHAPES
FOR BASS
- EBOOK/PDF -

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 players of 4-, 5-, 6- and 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.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Bassline 1
BASSLINE 1 - DVD
Two hours and 43 minutes of comprehensive Bass work in
over 15 areas of study.
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.
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     

 
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Updates and Additions to the Free Stuff Section
More Free Stuff! This month features the following:


Videos, Lessons and Transcriptions

ERIC BEAULE-www.playbasslines.com

Bass Transcription of
Stuck in the Middle
With You
by Stealers Wheel


This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com, and the titles we have available at BassBooks.com

Here's the fun and intricate bass line on this 1972 classic. Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan conceived of the song as a parody of Bob Dylan's style and everyone was surprised by its success. Written in standard notation and TAB.

   
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ-www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
Silence and Sound

Just as important as the notes you play, the spaces between them -- the rests -- give shape and feeling to your music.

   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 1
Bass Fundamentals

In this video lesson, John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, lays out the foundation for getting a good start on the bass.


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