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This lavishly produced volume -- large format and hardcover -- is a wondrous celebration of the instrument, including its origins and history, and the weird and wonderful shapes it has taken. For bass enthusiasts, this is the definitive work.

In this great interview with Louder, Geddy Lee explains why he had to make this incredible book.

GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS



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BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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ART POP BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
ART POP
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 14 songs from 14 artists who brought innovation to pop music.



MILES DAVIS, KIND OF BLUE BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
MILES DAVIS
KIND OF BLUE
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
60 years on: the best-selling jazz album of all time was not even rehearsed!


HERBIE HANCOCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
HERBIE HANCOCK
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The creative Jazz-Fusion composer and performer has won 14 Grammy Awards!



YACHT ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
YACHT ROCK
-EBOOK/PDF-

Good playing and good listening: bass lines for 12 super-smooth rock songs from various artists.


THE BEATLES:
SGT. PEPPERS

BEST OF ELVIS

BEST OF
NATHAN EAST


PAUL SIMON

BOB DYLAN

STEVIE WONDER
VOL. 1


STEVIE WONDER
VOL. 2


BILLY JOEL

QUEEN

FRANK SINATRA

JAMES BROWN

PINK FLOYD

BEST OF
RADIOHEAD


THE BEATLES:
1965-1970


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THRILLER


MICHAEL JACKSON:
OFF THE WALL


MICHAEL JACKSON:
BAD


BEST OF
DIRE STRAITS


BEST OF
DURAN DURAN


ELTON JOHN

FLEETWOOD MAC

ABBA

TOTO

BEST OF
PRINCE


'70s SOUL

'70s FUNK

'80s ROCK

BEST OF
THE EAGLES


STEELY DAN

BERNARD EDWARDS

BEST OF
OASIS


MARVIN GAYE

BEST OF
VAN HALEN


NEW WAVE

GREATEST STUDIO
BASS PLAYERS
VOL. 1


GREATEST STUDIO
BASS PLAYERS
VOL. 2


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BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Eric Beaulé

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BOWIE GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
DAVID BOWIE
GREATEST HITS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Accurate bass lines for 15 of David Bowie's best, taken from nine of his albums.



PINO PALLADINO BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PINO PALLADINO
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
This collection of 10 songs takes a look at the early bass work of this legendary session player.


STU COOK, CCR ANTHOLOGY BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
STU COOK
CCR ANTHOLOGY
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

A collection of 15 classic hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival, as played by bassist Stu Cook.

TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TOM PETTY
GREATEST HITS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 15 favorite songs from this humble, genuine guy and his Heartbreakers.


BOZ BURRELL,
BAD COMPANY


BOSTON:
FIRST ALBUM


ERIC CHURCH

NEW COUNTRY
FAVORITES


TIRAN PORTER,
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS


STEVE MILLER BAND

CLASSIC ROCK
VOL. 1


CLASSIC ROCK
VOL. 2


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BASS BOOKS for all reasons

BERKLEE JAZZ BASS
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JAZZ
titles

The scope and styles of Jazz span the entire range of human emotions. Studying it is a commitment, playing it is a joy.



STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOL 2
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STEVIE WONDER
titles

The creative genius of Stevie Wonder lives in the bass lines of his many big hit songs.


THE LATIN BASS BOOK - A PRACTICAL GUIDE
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LATIN
titles

Authentic Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin Jazz styles are rich with expression and history.



THE FUNKMASTERS: THE GREAT JAMES BROWN RHYTHM SECTIONS, 1960-1973
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JAMES BROWN
titles

For 50 hard, fast years, the Godfather of Soul contributed to the development of rap, disco and funk.
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titles


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titles


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titles


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ESSENTIAL SECRETS
Here's the latest in a series of free tips from performance coach/bassist David Motto and his ebook, THE 10-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO: An Insider's Guide to Transforming Your Bass Playing in Ten Minutes a Day.

THE TEN MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO
SECRET 79:
PUSH BEYOND YOUR TARGET TEMPO


Making Performing Easier Than Practicing

Every song has a performance tempo—a target you want to hit. After days or weeks of work, you will finally reach it. At that point, you’ll need a new goal: the ability to control the music at your target tempo consistently under any circumstances.

It’s one thing to work up to this tempo in your practice room. But, it’s quite another to have the poise needed to play at this speed during a performance.

If you’ve been diligently practicing and have just barely gotten your music up to speed, you are not yet ready to perform. You never want your performance to be at the very peak of your abilities, a level of bass playing that you only sometimes achieve. You need to be in your comfort zone onstage, fully in control of your music and ready to give your all.
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SECRET 80:
USE YOUR INNER VOICE WISELY


Avoiding self-criticism

It’s important to use your inner voice carefully. The inner voice often acts as a critic, stating everything you’re doing wrong.

If this voice says anything about you, then you have gotten outside the music and have started to think about yourself while you play. Your job as you play bass is just that—to play the bass. You shouldn’t be thinking about yourself.

Turning off the inner voice is next to impossible. But, you can control this voice and use it to your benefit. The key is to focus your inner voice on the process of playing the bass itself.
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ONLINE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

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You love his BASS TIPS, so now get in on a free online clinic! Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on THE SYNCOPATED BASS on Tuesday, September 24. Time will be 9:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at basseducinc@gmail.com.



See all Jaime David Vazquez' BASS TIPS in our FREE STUFF section


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


ERIC BEAULÉ
www.PlayBassLines.com

This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.

Bass Transcription of a
Fun Funky Groove in G


Bass Play-Along video

This bouncy funk line in G sounds good and looks impressive!



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Augmented Intervals


Next in his study of intervals, Jaime looks at the augmented intervals, which cry out to be resolved!



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Key vs.
Tonal Center


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, helps clear up some confusion in naming.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 71
The Climb

John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, introduces a technique exercise that gives your fingers a fun workout.





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