BASS BOOKS AND MUSIC -- FUN AND LEARNING!
Here's what has caught our attention lately.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ON THE COVER OF BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Player, instructor and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is the handsome dude on the cover of Bass Musician magazine this month. In a thorough video interview, he discusses his playing and his career.
JAMES WHITON INTERVIEW
"I love being in trios. A trio really allows the bass a certain amount of freedom that disappears as you add players."
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TOP SELLERS OF THE MONTH
These best-sellers were favorites among our player-customers over the past 30 days. Click for details, sample pages and prices.
Learn to create more melodically interesting bass lines and solos.
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
46 classical pieces arranged for electric bass, with audio tracks.
A pro reference: thousands of diagrams, charts, illustrations and fretboard patterns.
A comprehensive study covering the 60 most important arpeggios.
21 examples of the use of chord tones over many genres of music.
Music is a language. Learn its alphabet and you can play anything.
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Here is our library arranged by subject matter. Browse the "shelves" and find what resonates for you.
BEGINNERS / BANDS / ARTISTS
EBOOKS / TRANSCRIPTIONS
Eliminating Tension to Make Playing Easier
These special items are available only from your pals at BassBooks.com. Click for details, sample pages and prices. (See all titles published exclusively by BassBooks.com)
Amazingly comprehensive: over 700 note sequences based on the major pentatoic scale and associated modes.
FOR THE BASS
One of THE standard texts in the sight reading canon. Build your skills no matter your experience level.
BOOK OF JACO
A compendium of the genius of Jaco Pastorius: 18 of his greatest songs, note for note.
A study in going it alone! Comprehensive analysis of four solo pieces and the techniques behind them.
You need to know about all the basic scales and their corresponding arpeggios. Here it is. Includes DVD.
A GUIDE TO CREATING AND IMPROVISING JAZZ BASSLINES
A vital guide for the jazz bassist; simple to complex, with examples and exercises, and scales and modes identified.
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Here's what we have added to the Free Stuff library this month:
|Bass Transcription of
Rockin' Down the Highway
from The Doobie Brothes,
as played by Tiran Porter.
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.
Here's a free preview of Eric's ebook Tiran Porter, The Doobie Brothers Bass Transcriptions. Rockin' Down the Highway is a Tom Johnston composition that appears on the group's 1972 album, "Toulouse Street."
|JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Chords and Arpeggios
Jaime shows how the notes may be the same but the playing is not.
| BASS LESSON:
Bass Tone Rows
In this video lesson, GRAMMY® nominated music educator Mike Overly, author of Bass Encyclomedia, presents 13 iconic bass riffs used in the songs of Eric Clapton, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, SRV, Elvis, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Albert King and others.
|EADG 4: Part 49
Memorizing an Order for
the Circle of Fifths
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, offers a neat pattern for practicing scales (played musically!) following the Circle of Fifths.