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NEW AND NOTABLE
These selections include new additions as well as familiar titles worth a fresh look. Click for details, sample pages and prices.

THE MUSIC LESSON BY VICTOR WOOTEN
THE MUSIC LESSON:
VICTOR WOOTEN
AUDIO BOOK
-7 CDs-

JAMES BROWN BASS PLAY-ALONG
JAMES BROWN:
BASS PLAY-ALONG


MUSIC THEORY FOR BASS THE BASS PLAYER
MUSIC THEORY
FOR THE
BASS PLAYER


THE LEVEL 42 BASS BOOK
THE LEVEL 42
BASS BOOK

LOW DOWN
LOW DOWN:
CREATING
SUPPORTIVE
JAZZ BASS LINES

POWER WARM-UP FOR THE DOUBLE BASSIST
POWER WARM-UP
FOR THE
DOUBLE BASSIST



HAPPENINGS
Here's what has caught our attention lately.

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY

JACO FILM POSTER

The cinematic tribute to the life and music of Jaco Pastorius, created by Metallica's Robert Trujillo, has just been released.

The documentary is available from us as a two-disc set on DVD here and on Blu-ray here.

See the film's official trailer here.

As noted, "There are few musicians who fundamentally change their instrument, and even fewer still who transcend their instrument altogether. Jaco Pastorius did both."

Order the film now:
JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY -- DVD
JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY -- Blu-ray

Books about Jaco and his style:
THE BOOK OF JACO
JACO PASTORIUS BASS METHOD
A PORTRAIT OF JACO
JACO: THE EXTRAORDINARY, TRAGIC LIFE

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL JACO TITLES


TOP SELLERS OF THE MONTH
These current best-sellers are favorites among our player-customers. Click for details, sample pages and prices.

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also available:
-ONLINE COURSE-

CHORD TONES BASS BOOK
CHORD TONES
BASS BOOK
-EBOOK/PDF-
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

SIGHT READING FOR BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR BASS


JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY
JACO: THE
DOCUMENTARY
2-DISC SET
-DVD-


CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR  ELECTRIC BASS
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 1
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

PINO PALLADINO BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PINO PALLADINO:
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES
GROOVING
WITH HYBRID
TECHNIQUES


See the best-selling titles of past years:
2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014

THE CATEGORIES
Here is our library arranged by subject matter. Browse the "shelves" and find what resonates for you.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
--ARPEGGIOS
--BASS & DRUMS STUDIES
--BEGINNERS
--CHORD STUDIES
--FINGER PICKING
--FRETBOARD STUDIES
--EAR TRAINING
--FRETLESS
--GROOVES
--HARMONICS
--IMPROVISATION
--MUTING
--SCALES AND MODES
--SIGHT READING
--SLAP
--SOLOING
--TAPPING
--TECHNIQUE
--THEORY
--TIME SIGNATURES

MUSIC STYLES
--BE-BOP
--BLUEGRASS
--BLUES
--CLASSICAL
--CONTEMPORARY
--COUNTRY
--CUBAN
--DISCO
--DIXIE
--FLAMENCO
--FUNK
--GRUNGE
--HEAVY METAL
--HIP-HOP
--HOLIDAY, CHRISTMAS
--INDIAN/RAGAS

--JAZZ/FUSION
--LATIN
--AFRICAN
--AFRO-CARIBBEAN
--AFRO-CUBAN
--SALSA
--METAL
--MULTIPLE STYLES
--R&B
--REGGAE
--ROCK
--ROCKABILLY
--SWING
--WALKING BASS LINES
--WORLD
--WORSHIP

BEGINNERS        BANDS        ARTISTS and AUTHORS        EBOOKS        ALL CATEGORIES

DVDs: "BOOKS" THAT YOU WATCH AND LISTEN TO!
These entertaining and instructive DVDs let you enjoy great performances, get to know the players and advance your skills.

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY
JACO:
THE
DOCUMENTARY
2-DISC SET
-DVD-


SLAP BASS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
SLAP BASS:
THE ULTIMATE
GUIDE
-DVD-


LEFT HAND BASS TECHNIQUES
LEFT HAND
BASS
TECHNIQUES
-DVD-

FLEA: ADVENTURES IN SPONTANEOUS JAMMING
FLEA:
ADVENTURES IN
SPONTANEOUS
JAMMING
-DVD-


EFFORTLESS MASTERY
EFFORTLESS
MASTERY
-DVD-


LEARN ROCK BASS, INTERMEDIATE
LEARN ROCK
BASS,
INTERMEDIATE
-DVD-


BILL DICKENS: THE COLLECTION
BILL DICKENS:
THE
COLLECTION
-DVD-

BASSLINE
BASSLINE 1
-DVD-


See all available DVDs here.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOOK
Here are some cool programs to help your knowledge, technique, composition and performance.
Software
Online Course
Online Course

GUITAR PRO 6

SLAP IT! ONLINE
CRACKING THE DETROIT CODE
CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE

FREE STUFF
BassBooks.com offers a vast collection of videos, lessons and transcriptions, absolutely free, purely for the benefit of the bass-playing community.

Click here to see all Free Stuff available.
Click here to see free Transcriptions.
Click here to see free Lessons.
Click here to see free Videos.
Click here to see (and hear!) the BassPod.

Here's what we have added to the Free Stuff library this month:

ERIC BEAULE-www.PlayBassLines.com
Bass Transcription of
Ziggy Stardust
by David Bowie
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry. It is the line played by Trevor Bolder on the David Bowie hit from 1972's album, "The Rise of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars."
 
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ-www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
The Bass Clef
Player and educator Jaime David Vazquez (www.jaimedavidvazquez.com) offers a basic introduction to the notes of the bass clef.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 19
The Fretless Bass
In this video, John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, examines the special tones and playing quality of the fretless bass. Its "strings on wood" character makes it especially suited to the blues.
Do you have something to contribute? Please contact us. We are always looking for good content to add and know there are lots of you talented players and teachers out there.

BASSBOOKS.COM EXCLUSIVES
These special items are available only from your pals at BassBooks.com. Click for details, sample pages and prices.

SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR BASS
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
FOR ELECTRIC BASS

Ultimate Book of Jaco Pastorius
THE ULTIMATE BOOK
OF JACO

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 1
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 1

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 2
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 2

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

Essential Sightreading Studies For Electric Bass Vol. 3
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. 3

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Arpeggio Woodshedding
ARPEGGIO
WOODSHEDDING

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
BEYOND BASSLINES: FROM BACK TO BRAHMS
BEYOND
BASSLINES: FROM
BACH TO BRAHMS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS

Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass I
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. I

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Classical Masterpieces For Electric Bass II
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. II

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR UNACCOMPANIED ELECTRIC BASS
EXPOSED: SOLO
MUSIC FOR
UNACCOMPANIED
ELECTRIC BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE BEAST OF THE BASS
STEVE HARRIS:
THE BEAST
OF THE BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Walking Basslines
WALKING BASSLINES:
A GUIDE TO CREATING AND IMPROVISING JAZZ BASSLINES

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

Fretboard Alchemy
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4-, 5- & 6-STRING BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
FRETBOARD ARCANUM
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
FRETBOARD FLASH CARDS FOR 6-STRING BASS
FRETBOARD
FLASH CARDS
FOR 6-STRING BASS