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- 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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The BassBooks.com Crew

 
 

NEW PROJECT: THE 20 GREATEST BASS LINES

20 GREATEST BASS LINES OF ALL TIME
HELP US CHOOSE!

We're asking the Bass community to tell us the 20 GREATEST BASS LINES OF ALL TIME for an upcoming book of transcriptions.

Click here for full details and to send in your vote!

BOOKSELLER'S CHOICE

THE BEST OF YES FOR BASS
THE BEST OF
YES FOR BASS

JAMES BROWN: BASS PLAY-ALONG
JAMES BROWN:
BASS PLAY-ALONG
MILES DAVIS: KIND OF BLUE
MILES DAVIS:
KIND OF BLUE

STEVE BAILEY'S FRETLESS BASS
STEVE BAILEY'S
FRETLESS BASS
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HYMNS
THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL HYMNS
-EBOOK/PDF-


DIY ELECTRIC BASS
DIY ELECTRIC
BASS
CRACKING THE DETROIT CODE
CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE
-ONLINE COURSE-


SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
BERRY OAKLEY BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BERRY OAKLEY
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


HEARING BASS LINES
HEARING
BASS LINES,
COMPLETE
BUNDLE
-EBOOK/PDF-

THE RICKENBACKER ELECTRIC BASS
RICKENBACKER
ELECTRIC BASS


HOFNER BEATLE BASS
HOFNER VIOLIN
BEATLE BASS

BASS ENCYCLOMEDIA
BASS
ENCYCLOMEDIA

THE SWING OF THE LATIN BASS
THE SWING OF
THE LATIN BASS

EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR BASS
EXPOSED:
SOLO MUSIC FOR
UNACCOMPANIED
ELECTRIC BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET
CONCEPT
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
TODD JOHNSON ELECTRIC BASS TECHNIQUE BUILDERS
TODD JOHNSON
ELECTRIC BASS
TECHNIQUE
BUILDERS


THE COUCH POTATO BASS WORKOUT
THE COUCH
POTATO BASS
WORKOUT
ABBEY ROAD TO ZIGGY STARDUST
ABBEY ROAD
TO
ZIGGY STARDUST

NATHAN EAST: THE BUSINESS OF BASS
NATHAN EAST:
THE BUSINESS
OF BASS
-DVD-


THE JOHN ENTWISTLE BASS BOOK
THE
JOHN ENTWISTLE
BASS BOOK

ADVANCED STUDIES FOR BASS GUITAR
ADVANCED
STUDIES FOR
BASS GUITAR

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
-ONLINE COURSE-

MOTOWN BASS CLASSICS
MOTOWN
BASS CLASSICS
GUNS N' ROSES FOR BASS
GUNS N' ROSES
FOR BASS
CHARLIE PARKER FOR BASS
CHARLIE PARKER
FOR BASS

GROOVE 101
GROOVE 101
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

MUSICIANSHIP FOR THE CONTEMPORARY BASSIST
MUSICIANSHIP
FOR THE
CONTEMPORARY
BASSIST

SLAP 101
SLAP 101
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

INDIAN BASS: 72 RAGAS
INDIAN BASS:
72 RAGAS
-EBOOK/PDF-


TECHNIQUE 101
TECHNIQUE 101
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

BEGINNING FUNK BASS
BEGINNING
FUNK BASS
-DVD-

25 ESSENTIAL ROCK BASS CLASSICS
25 ESSENTIAL
ROCK BASS
CLASSICS

NIRVANA: THE BASS GUITAR COLLECTION
NIRVANA:
THE BASS GUITAR
COLLECTION
JACO PASTORIUS
JACO
PASTORIUS

THE BEST OF VICTOR WOOTEN
THE BEST OF
VICTOR WOOTEN

WALKING BASSLINES
WALKING BASSLINES
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

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

THE BEATLES: 1967-1970
THE BEATLES:
1967-1970


STANLEY CLARKE COLLECTION
STANLEY CLARKE
COLLECTION
EADG 4
EADG 4

BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR
BACH CELLO
SUITES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

101 BASS TIPS
101 BASS TIPS

SLAP BASS LINES
SLAP BASS LINES
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS -- GREATEST HITS
RED HOT
CHILI PEPPERS:
GREATEST HITS


BUNNY BRUNEL'S POWER BASS: SOLOING SECRETS
BUNNY BRUNEL'S
POWER BASS:
SOLOING SECRETS

100 BLUES LESSONS
100 BLUES
LESSONS

100JAZZ LESSONS
100 JAZZ
LESSONS

100 ROCK LESSONS
100 ROCK
LESSONS


100 FUNK/R&B LESSONS
100 FUNK/R&B
LESSONS

AFRO-CUBAN SLAP BASS LINES
AFRO-CUBAN
SLAP BASS LINES

BASS TAB WHITE PAGES
BASS TAB
WHITE PAGES

BASS STANDARDS
BASS
STANDARDS

BERKLEE PRACTICE METHOD: BASS
BERKLEE PRACTICE
METHOD: BASS
MAMBOS FOR THE SALSA AND LATIN JAZZ HORN SECTION
MAMBOS FOR
THE SALSA AND
LATIN JAZZ
HORN SECTION
-EBOOK/PDF-


THE BASSIST's GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

SIGHT READING FUNK RHYTHMS
SIGHT READING
FUNK RHYTHMS

OTEIL BURBRIDGE
OTEIL
BURBRIDGE
-DVD-


CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL I
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. I
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL II
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. II
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE SCOTT LAFARO BOOK
THE SCOTT
LAFARO BOOK


HOW THE FENDER BASS CHANGED THE WORLD
HOW THE
FENDER BASS
CHANGED
THE WORLD


STEVE HARRIS: THE BEAST OF THE BASS
STEVE HARRIS:
THE BEAST OF
THE BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FRETBOARD
ALCHEMY
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

KEITH FERGUSON: TEXAS BLUES BASS
KEITH
FERGUSON:
TEXAS BLUES
BASS
EDLY'S MUSIC THEORY FOR PRACTICAL PEOPLE
EDLY'S MUSIC
THEORY FOR
PRACTICAL
PEOPLE


ESSENTIAL STYLES FOR THE DRUMMER AND BASSIST, BOOK ONE
ESSSENTIAL
STYLES FOR
THE DRUMMER
AND BASSIST,
BOOK ONE

ESSENTIAL STYLES FOR THE DRUMMER AND BASSIST, BOOK TWO
ESSENTIAL
STYLES FOR
THE DRUMMER
AND BASSIST,
BOOK TWO
KEY RETENTION BUILDER
KEY RETENTION
BUILDER


JAZZ MUSICIAN'S GUIDE
JAZZ MUSICIAN'S
GUIDE TO
CREATIVE
PRACTICING

THE FUNKMASTERS
THE FUNKMASTERS:
THE GREAT
JAMES BROWN
RHYTHM SECTIONS

MUY CALIENTE!
MUY CALIENTE!
AFRO-CUBAN
PLAY-ALONG

THE FINGER FUNK WORKBOOK, VOL 1
THE FINGER
FUNK WORKBOOK,
VOL. 1


SLAM STEWART
SLAM STEWART:
134 ARCO SOLOS
FOR THE
DOUBLE BASS

CONCEPTS FOR BASS SOLOING
CONCEPTS
FOR BASS
SOLOING
JAMIROQUAI BASS BOOK
THE JAMIROQUAI
BASS BOOK

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BACH 2-PART INVENTIONS
BACH 2-PART
INVENTIONS FOR
4-STRING BASS

5-STRING BASS
6-STRING BASS
Brand new and very cool: Danny Hall has created this set of transcriptions: all 15 of Bach's Two-Part Inventions, arranged for 4-String, 5-String and 6-String bass. Available in both print and ebook formats. The classics are good for you!

QUOTE -- UNQUOTE

"I try to make sure my part is notable -- that it's not only right for the song, but also represents the bass in the highest light."
--Nathan East

"Even when playing the simplest song with just whole notes, make sure that they're very good whole notes!"
--Larry Paxton

"It's the bass that makes them dance."
--Darcy Wright

"Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin."
--Suzi Quatro

"Learn to read your ass off. Seriously. There's no upside to being uninformed."
--Stu Hamm

"Black Sabbath was written on bass. I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it."
--Geezer Butler

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