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NEW EBOOK: JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS!!!
Welcome to this collection of James Jamerson transcriptions. There’s also some bonus Motown transcriptions at the end of the book too - including the Bob Babbitt line on Band Of Gold and Stevie Wonder’s awesome keyboard bass line on Isn’t She Lovely.

Now Jamerson’s work has become widely appreciated thanks to Allan Slutsky’s groundbreaking book ‘Standing In The Shadow Of Motowns.’ And whilst that book presents around 50 or so transcriptions - either complete songs, or song fragments - that is barely scratching the surface of Jamerson’s prodigious output.

So over the years I’ve been trying to fill in some of the massive holes that exist in the transcribing of the body of work that Jamerson left behind. Some of these transcriptions are relatively easy - and some are infernally difficult!

One of the great things about Jamerson’s musical genius is that the study of even the simpler lines can often be rewarding in terms of getting further understanding of how Jamerson created these bass lines.

The transcriptions themselves are a compilation of material that mostly appeared in my weekly subscription magazine First Bass And Beyond. This includes note-for-note transcriptionS, one written in standard notation and TAB, and the other in just standard notation. 242 pages altogether.

OTHER GREAT JAMES JAMERSON TITLES
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
R&B BASS MASTERS - THE WAY THEY PLAY
MARTHA REEVES - FORGET ME NOTS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
MARTHA REEVES - HEATWAVE - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
STEVIE WONDER: SHOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO-DA-DAY - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
THE FOUR TOPS: I'LL TURN TO STONE - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
THE TEMPTATIONS - CLOUD 9 - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
THE FUNK BROTHERS - THE FLICK - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS – EBOOK/PDF VERSION
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

   
NEW EBOOK SONG TRANSCRIPTIONS BY PAUL WOLFE!!!
Here's 6 new ebook song transcriptions added this month, each written by Paul Wolfe. Each includes accurate note-for-note transcription, one written in standard notation and TAB, and the other in just standard notation. Click on each of images below for complete details (along with samples and ordering information) for that particular title.
     
STEVIE WONDER – ISN'T SHE LOVELY - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
STEVIE WONDER
ISN'T SHE LOVELY
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS - SOUTHBOUND - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS
SOUTHBOUND
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
STEELY DAN – GLAMOUR PROFESSIONAL - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
STEELY DAN
GLAMOUR PROFESSIONAL
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     
TOTO - AFRICA - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
TOTO
AFRICA
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
ROBERT CRAY – SMOKING GUN - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
ROBERT CRAY
SMOKING GUN
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
ELVIS COSTELLO – ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
ELVIS COSTELLO
ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
     

   
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.
     
101 UPRIGHT BASS TIPS
101 UPRIGHT
BASS TIPS
BOSTON – HITCH A RIDE – EBOOK/PDF VERSION
BOSTON – HITCH A RIDE
– EBOOK/PDF VERSION -
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG VOL. 46: BEST BASS LINES EVER
HAL LEONARD BASS PLAY-ALONG
VOL. 46: BEST BASS LINES EVER

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SOLID! BLUES BASS - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
SOLID! BLUES BASS
- EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS - VOL. 1

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS VOL. I
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     
Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR BASS

FRETBOARD ARCANUM
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
THE BASS PLAYERS GUIDE TO SCALES AND MODES
THE BASS PLAYERS GUIDE
TO SCALES AND MODES
     
BASIC ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II - BASIC REPERTOIRE
BASIC ELECTRIC BASS VOL. II
BASIC REPERTOIRE

BASS
AEROBICS
DREAM THEATER BASS ANTHOLOGY
DREAM THEATER
BASS ANTHOLOGY
     
Fretboard Alchemy
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4,5 & 6 STRING BASS

(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
ONE MINUTE LESSON: COMPLETE 11 LESSON BUNDLE - EBOOK/PDF VERSION
ONE MINUTE LESSON:
COMPLETE 11 LESSON BUNDLE

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ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
Comprehensive study covering the
60 most important arpeggios
encountered in modern music.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

BASSLINE 1 - DVD
2 hours and 43 minutes of comprehensive Bass study on over 15 areas of study.

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

Includes seven Classical solos and one duet!

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 VOL. I
Comprehensive collection of 46 Classical Music pieces arranged for the Bass Guitar
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)
     

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

The Segovia scales for 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
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
Comprehensive method written to help bassists with their "vertical" soloing skills.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

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

100 examples and 6 arrangements introducing and demonstrating
several Latin styles.
(AVAILABLE AS EBOOK HERE)

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

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

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 Number of The Beast
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)

 
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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):
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 Bootsy Collins Legendary Licks  Landshark intro  www.BassBooks.com
 Tuckman, Carter and Dee Monique  Valerie  www.BassBooks.com
 Michael Dimin  Footprints  www.BassBooks.com
 Robert Reigler  The Four-Fret Concept Track 04  www.BassBooks.com
 Pat Travers  Outside Woman Blues  
 Van Morrison  Moondance  www.BassBooks.com

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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:
3/4 Swing
All swing music is not written in 4/4 time, sometimes it is written in 3/4 time. Some examples of famous jazz standards in 3/4 time include "Bluesette" and "Footprints".
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 24
Highway Star and the
Rickenbacker Bass
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, plays the bass line from the Deep Purple Classic Highway Star. John then explains the Rickenbacker Bass Guitar and the tone that it brings to rock music.

To see all free stuff available, click here.

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