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CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY TITLES
Here's 5 new downloadable song transcriptions added this month by Paul Wolfe. Click on each of images below for complete details (along with samples and ordering information) for that particular title.

Christmas Classics For Solo Bass
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
FOR SOLO BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS FOR 5-STRING BASS
ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS
FOR 5-STRING BASS
CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR BASS
CHRISTMAS SONGS
FOR BASS
     
CHRISTMAS CLASSIC FOR BASS
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
FOR BASS
THE REAL CHRISTMAS BOOK
THE REAL CHRISTMAS BOOK
- BASS CLEF EDITION -

CHRISTMAS HITS - BASS PLAY ALONG VOLUME 33
CHRISTMAS HITS - BASS PLAY
ALONG VOLUME 33


HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
Gift Certiicates
As provided by our friends at the United States Postal Service, here's the shipping deadlines for
the holiday season.

USPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES:
Shipping within the US, here are the dates to remember so your order arrives in time:
MEDIA MAIL - The cutoff date for Media Mail delivery is 12/17/2014
PRIORITY MAIL - The cutoff date for Priority Mail delivery is 12/20/2014
EXPRESS MAIL - The cutoff date for Express Mail delivery is 12/23/2014

Shipping outside the US, here are the dates to remember so your order arrives in time:
INTERNATIONAL AIR MAIL - The cutoff date for International Air Mail delivery is 12/02/2014
INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY MAIL - The cutoff date for International Priority Mail delivery is 12/10/2014
INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS MAIL - The cutoff date for International Express Mail delivery is 12/12/2014
INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS MAIL (CANADA) - The cutoff date for Express Mail delivery is 12/17/2014

UPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES:
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UPS GROUND - The cutoff date for Media Mail delivery is 12/17/2014
UPS 2ND DAY AIR - The cutoff date for Priority Mail delivery is 12/20/2014
UPS NEXT DAY AIR - The cutoff date for Express Mail delivery is 12/21/2014

Shipping outside the US, here are the dates to remember so your order arrives in time:
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD - The cutoff date is 12/12/2014
INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED/EXPRESS SAVE - The cutoff date is 12/18/2014

We will continue to ship out every order within 24 hours (or next business day) throughout the holidays.

SHIPPING EXEMPT TITLES: EBOOKS, DIGITAL DOWNLOADS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES
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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.


TODOS LOS BARRIOS (SPANISH ONLY) - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
TODOS LOS BARRIOS (SPANISH ONLY)
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -

 
     
INCUBUS - MORNING VIEW
INCUBUS
MORNING VIEW

25 ALL-TIME ROCK BASS CLASSICS
25 ALL-TIME
ROCK BASS CLASSICS


THE BEATLES - ABBEY ROAD
THE BEATLES
- ABBEY ROAD -

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



Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS – EBOOK/PDF VERSION
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass II
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
50 R&B Bass Grooves
50 R&B BASS GROOVES
YOU MUST KNOW - DVD
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR
ULTIMATE TAPPING
BASS GUITAR
     
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE FOR BASS
SLY & THE
FAMILY STONE
FOR BASS
Fretboard Alchemy
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
FOR SOLO BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
ULTIMATE SLAP BASS
ULTIMATE
SLAP BASS
EADG 4
EADG 4
JOHN COLTRANE OMNIBOOK - BASS CLEF
JOHN COLTRANE
OMNIBOOK - BASS CLEF

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
 Curtis Mayfield  Superfly
 Anthony Vitti  Funk Bass Fills R&B Bass Lines  www.BassBooks.com
 Hal Leonard Real Book Backing Tracks  Four  www.BassBooks.com
 Hal Leonard Aerosmith Play-Along  Walk This Way  www.BassBooks.com
 Rude Mood (John Falstrom)  Jesus Just Left Chicago  www.BassBooks.com
 The Cure  Friday I'm In Love

BASSPOD
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PODCASTS
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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:
Scale Shapes On
The Fingerboard
For every scale and mode there are a variety of shapes on the fingerboard. Shapes are patterns and is very important to know and understand every shape and their fingering.
   
MIKE OVERLY - www.12ToneMusic.com
Bass Clef
Note Reading
Mike Overly, GRAMMY®-nominated Music Educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia introduces you to the essential elements of reading Staff Notation in the Bass Clef.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 29
Breaking the Law
and the Fender
Precision Bass
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates the tone and features of the Fender Precision Bass to the Judas Priest hit 'Breaking the Law'. John then discusses and gives insight into this essential piece of musical equipment

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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