NEWSLETTER: February 2013

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Here's the latest at BassBooks.com.
- NAMM 2013 IN REVIEW!
- NEW (TO US): THE HAL LEONARD BIG BAND PLAY-ALONG SERIES
- OTHER NEW TITLES ADDED THIS MONTH
- BASSPOD & PODCAST UPDATES
- UPDATES/ADDITIONS TO THE FREE STUFF SECTION
- SUSBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE INFO

 
NAMM 2013 IN REVIEW
NAMM 2013
For those not in the know - NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants, is a not-for-profit association that consolidates MANY organizations through the music products industry world-wide.

BassBooks.com has been a member for almost 10 years now — and their largest event (Winter NAMM) was in Anaheim, California, this past January 24-27.

We made our annual pilgrimage and just able to geek out on all things music for 3 days. It's always a blast, getting to see musicians, the instruments, new technology, and best of all - old friends).

Here's a link to video we caught of 2 guys jamming - there is this stuff all over the place. We also made a photo album on all we saw, posted on Facebook. Kind of a virtual tour. Click here to check it out, and enjoy.

 
NEW (TO US): HAL LEONARD BIG BAND PLAY-ALONG SERIES

This is a new line (to us) that we're pretty excited to be adding to the mix. Click on each of images below for complete details (along with samples and ordering information) for that particular title.

     
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND PLAY ALONG: VOL. 1: SWING FAVORITES
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND
PLAY-ALONG: VOL. 1:
SWING FAVORITES
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND PLAY ALONG: VOL. 1: DUKE ELLLINGTON
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND
PLAY-ALONG: VOL. 3:
DUKE ELLINGTON
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND PLAY ALONG: VOL. 1: JAZZ CLASSICS
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND
PLAY-ALONG: VOL. 4:
JAZZ CLASSICS
     
  HAL LEONARD BIG BAND PLAY ALONG: VOL. 1: LATIN
HAL LEONARD BIG BAND
PLAY-ALONG: VOL. 6:
LATIN
 

 
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.

     
INTERGALACTIC BASS
INTERGALACTIC
BASS
  BASS FRETBOARD WORKBOOK
BASS FRETBOARD
WORKBOOK

 
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.

To visit us on iTunes, click on the image below:

Itunes

Here's a complete list of the tracks included (in order):

 ARTIST  TRACK  WEBSITE
 Paul Simon  You Can Call Me Al  
 Sylvain Bolduc  Groove 101  www.BassBooks.com
 Tyrone Brown  Matador  www.BassBooks.com
 Eric Beaule (Heavenknox)  Rockin' The Streets  www.BassBooks.com
 Jordi Gaspar  Bad News  www.myspace.com/jordigaspar
 The O'Jays  Give The People What They Want  

BASSPOD
Click on this link: http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/shopcontent.asp?type=basspod

PODCASTS
Click on this link: http://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/shopcontent.asp?type=podcasts

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.


 
UPDATES/ADDITIONS TO THE FREE STUFF SECTION

More free stuff! This month features the following:

LESSONS

Here's a list of what's been added this month.
EADG 4: Part 1 -
Bass Fundamentals
(YouTube)
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explains the overall basic theory of the Bass guitar on a 2002 Fender Precision Bass. It's the beginning chapter of his educational videos available on his Youtube channel.

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Here's a list of what's been added this month.
Bass Transcription
during solo of The Beatles'
Lovely Rita
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com., and the titles we have available at BassBooks.com

This includes both the Bass transcription during the solo section of The Beatles Lovely Rita, as well as the MP3 of the isolated Bass line!
   
Bass Transcription to
' So What'
by Paul Chambers
This transcription is compliments of Peter Bierma, at www.The BassCase.com and author of SIGHT READING PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR BASS,and SIGHT READING WORKOUT FOR BASS: ACCIDENTALS and SIGHT READING WORKOUT: 101 BASS LINES.

This transcription features the 9+ minute opening track on the best selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis 1959 Kind of Blue, titled “So What.”

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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