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Happy New Year 2015!HAPPY 2015 TO EVERYONE!
Here we are again - wondering where last year went.....

Seems like every year I say this, but watching a child grow up in the house really helps benchmark the milestones on how fast things happen. Seeing it through his eyes makes it just that much more special.

2014 was a very rewarding year for everyone here, and we're real excited coming into the new year (entering year 17 in business), and we're as excited as ever. NAMM is in
3 weeks, and by then, the year will be off and running.

BassBooks has always been something real special to us, allowing us to do something we enjoy so much, and having the opportunity to help others who enjoy the same. So, to all our friends out there, thank you (as always) for your continued support through all these years. All is very much appreciated - and as an additional show of appreciation, the holiday discount rates are being extended through January 6, 2015.

We wish you and yours all the best through the new year!

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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.

SHREDDING BASS GUITAR
SHREDDING
BASS GUITAR


THE REAL BOOK VOLUME IV - BASS CLEF EDITION
THE REAL BOOK VOLUME IV
- BASS CLEF EDITION
     
THE WHO BASS TAB ANTHOLOGY
THE WHO
BASS TAB ANTHOLOGY

Available Later this Month

MILE DAVIS OMNIBOOK - BASS CLEF
MILE DAVIS OMNIBOOK
- BASS CLEF EDITION

Available Later this Month

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


#1 #2 #3
The Four-Fret Concept
THE FOUR-FRET
CONCEPT

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Sight Reading For The Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR BASS

Fretboard Alchemy For 4,5, and 6 String Bass
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

#4

#5

#6
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 1
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 2
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 2

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS – EBOOK/PDF VERSION
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

#7

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SIGHTREADING 101 FOR BASS: READING STANDARD NOTATION, VOL. 1
SIGHTREADING 101 FOR BASS:
READING STANDARD
NOTATION, VOL. 1
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 3
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 3

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR
ULTIMATE TAPPING
FOR BASS GUITAR

#10

#11

#12
Classical Masterpieces For Bass Vol. I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
VERDINE WHITE BASS LINES - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
VERDINE WHITE BASS LINES
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Fretboard Alchemy
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

#13

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Classical Masterpieces For Bass Vol. II
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
BERRY OAKLEY BASS LINES - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
BERRY OAKLEY BASS LINES
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

Fretboard Arcanum
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

#16

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ULTIMATE SLAP BASS
ULTIMATE
SLAP BASS
SOLID! BLUES BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
SOLID! BLUES BASS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Bass Encyclomedia
BASS
ENCYCLOMEDIA

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EADG 4
EADG 4
The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 1
THE FINGER FUNK
WORKBOOK VOL. 1
Ultimate Book of Jaco Pastorius
THE ULTIMATE BOOK
OF JACO

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

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MY FIRST BASS BOOK
50 R&B BASS GROOVES
YOU MUST KNOW - DVD
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG VOL. 49: EAGLES
HAL LEONARD BASS
PLAY-ALONG VOL. 49: EAGLES
BEETHOVEN: THE TEMPEST FOR 5 STRING BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
BEETHOVEN: THE TEMPEST FOR
5 STRING BASS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

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Sight Reading Funk Rhythms For Electric Bass
SIGHT READING FUNK
RHYTHMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS

ESSENTIAL STYLES FOR THE DRU
THE JAMIROQUAI BASS BOOK
THE JAMIROQUAI
BASS BOOK
ULTIMATE SLAP BASS
ULTIMATE
SLAP BASS

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DREAM THEATER BASS ANTHOLOGY
DREAM THEATER
BASS ANTHOLOGY

ESSENTIAL STYLES FOR THE DRUMMER AND BASSIST - BOOK 1FRETBOARD FLASH CARDS FOR 4
STRING BASS
FUNK BASS FILLS
FUNK
BASS FILLS

ESSENTIAL STYLES FOR THE DRUMMER AND BASSIST - BOOK 1FRETBOARD FLASH CARDS FOR 4
STRING BASS
The Beast of the Bass
THE BEAST
OF THE BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
ESSENTIAL STYLES FOR THE DRUMMER AND BASSIST - BOOK 1FRETBOARD FLASH CARDS FOR 4
STRING BASS

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
 Bireli Lagrene & Jaco Pastorius  Stuttgart Aria I  www.BassBooks.com
 Amy Winehouse  You Know I'm No Good  
 Hal Leonard Bass Play Along: Eagles  One of These Nights  www.BassBooks.com
 Hal Leonard Real Book Backing Tracks  So Nice (Summer Samba)  www.BassBooks.com
 Odetta  Hit Or Miss  
 Oingo Boingo  Skin

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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:
The Hammer-On &
The Pull-Off
When we're playing our basses, there are a lot of techniques that we can use, but there are two basic techniques that are very useful for grooving and soloing. These techniques are the hammer-on and the pull-off.
   
MIKE OVERLY - www.12ToneMusic.com
Teaching Bass
at Home
Mike Overly, author of Bass EncycloMedia suggests that before your child asks you to teach them to play bass, be sure to read this article so you know what to say and do.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 31
Radar Love and the
Danelectro Longhorn Bass
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, discusses and demonstrates the tone, function, and use of the Danelectro Longhorn Short Scale Bass. John demonstrates the tone of the bass as he plays along with Radar Love by Golden Earring.

To see all free stuff available, click here.

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