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BassBooks.com offers a special price on the spectacular vintage-bass book by Rush frontman: GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS

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



FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

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BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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BLUES BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
THE BLUES BROTHERS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Donald "Duck" Dunn played on the sound track for this musical-comedy cult classic, and even portrayed himself in the film. Songs included favorites from James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin and more.



BEST OF STING BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF STING
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Former Police frontman and 10-time Grammy winnner, this singer-songwriter-bassist is one of the most popular rock stars ever. Here are his basslines to 12 hits.


BEST OF FRANK ZAPPA BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF FRANK ZAPPA
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
This profoundly creative composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist self-produced more than 60 albums.


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!



JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

One of the most influential bass players ever, he accompanied the likes of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and many more. Here are basslines to 14 beloved hits.



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


MICHAEL JACKSON:
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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JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
JOHN COUGAR
MELLENCAMP
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 15 hits from one of the founders of heartland rock.



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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TEACH ME BASS GUITAR: DIGITAL MASTER COURSE by Roy Vogt

This may be the most comprehensive, effective, and entertaining self-paced bass-instruction course ever created. TEACH ME BASS GUITAR is a one-of-a-kind master class in bass guitar taught by Roy Vogt, head of the Bass Department at Nashville's prestigious Belmont University for 30 years.

This digital-download course is available from the TEACH ME BASS GUITAR website, where we will send you for ordering.

Among the many features designed to help you learn:
▪ 16 hours of video instruction
▪ More than 100 video play-along tracks with professional studio musicians
▪ 162-page 4-color fully illustrated ebook
▪ All original music
▪ Impressive loop library
▪ Animated fretboard naming and showing every note Roy is playing

Three separately available print books -- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced -- follow the course structure but can also be used standalone.

Beginners and old pros alike will learn and grow in their bass playing with this unique digital course, now offered at just $79.95.

Go to the TMBG website for full course details and ordering



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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

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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 89:
TUNE OUT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY


Staying on the Path to Success

Musicians often receive critical comments from family, friends, and roommates. These people always mean well. Unless they are musicians themselves, however, they have little understanding of what makes a successful practice session.

To the untrained ear, hearing a bassist work on a specific skill in no way resembles what music “should” sound like. Long tones and loops, for instance, are important parts of practicing. However, someone hearing you practice these for minutes at a time may think you have lost your mind.

Unintentional criticism from friends and family is often in the form of questions. They may ask, "Why are you playing that one thing over and over? Can't you just play real music?"
(Read more)


SECRET 90:
PRACTICE FOR YOURSELF


Focusing on Internal Goals

Performers spend a lot of time trying to impress other people and win their approval. They worry about parents, spouses, friends, audiences, or colleagues and what these people think of their playing.

These external concerns interfere with your ability to perform naturally and at a peak level. Thinking about other people’s opinions of the success or failure of your next public appearance can lead to performance anxiety and disappointment.

Instead, try concentrating on the daily process of achieving your personal and technical goals.
(Read more)


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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 BREAKING OUT OF THE BOX on Monday, February 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


FREE STUFF
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Click here to see all Free Stuff available.
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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
Closer to the Heart
by Rush


Eric offers Geddy Lee's transcribed bass line for the Rush hit, Closer to the Heart. This song is off the band's A Farewell to Kings album of 1977.


JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
3-Note-per-String Technique


Jaime offers 3-note-per-string exercise patterns based on the major scale and the natural minor scale.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Learning Levels

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, proposes a much more detailed list of experience levels than simply Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Where do you fall?



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 74
Double-Octave Major Scales


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, challenges you to "play horizontal," up the fretboard, using double-octave scales.



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.
See all our
CHORD STUDIES
titles


See all our
JAMES JAMERSON
titles


See all our
EAGLES
titles


See all our
MUSIC THEORY
titles


See all our
SLAP
titles


See all our
SCALES AND MODES
titles


See all our
JACO PASTORIOUS
titles


See all our
CLASSICAL MUSIC
titles


See all our
FRETBOARD STUDIES
titles


See all our
SIGHT READING
titles


See all our
TAPPING
titles


See all our
BLUES
titles




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