BASS BOOKS AND MUSIC -- FUN AND LEARNING!
Here's what has caught our attention lately.
STING TALKS LIFE, MAKING MUSIC AND AN OLD P-BASS
"(T)he bass seemed to offer a kind of quiet heroism. . . . To play a contrapuntal bassline against the singing is much different to strumming along four in the bar, you know."
MIKE OVERLY LAUNCHES A NEW WEBSITE
Bass player, instructor, GRAMMY® nominee and author of several excellent books we carry, Mike Overly has an impressive new website. The focus is on the educational products and programs Mike offers, but there's a lot to see and enjoy. Check out basstruth.com.
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TOP SELLERS OF THE MONTH
These best-sellers were favorites among our player-customers over the past 30 days. Click for details, sample pages and prices.
From jazz chord solos to heavy-funk power riffs: an exploration of chords.
Bass lines for 15 of David Bowie's best, taken from nine of his albums.
Bass lines for 10 of The Doobie Brothers' big hits, as played by Tiran Porter.
A systematic solution to learning the fretboard, without reading music.
Slim enough to tuck in your case, with virtually every chord you will ever need.
A dozen songs from this founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.
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Here is our library arranged by subject matter. Browse the "shelves" and find what resonates for you.
BEGINNERS / BANDS / ARTISTS
EBOOKS / TRANSCRIPTIONS
UNDERSTAND THE 80/20 RULE
Putting In the Time on What Matters
These special items are available only from your pals at BassBooks.com. Click for details, sample pages and prices. (See all titles published exclusively by BassBooks.com)
Amazingly comprehensive: over 700 note sequences based on the major pentatoic scale and associated modes.
FOR THE BASS
One of THE standard texts in the sight reading canon. Build your skills no matter your experience level.
BOOK OF JACO
A compendium of the genius of Jaco Pastorius: 18 of his greatest songs, note for note.
A study in going it alone! Comprehensive analysis of four solo pieces and the techniques behind them.
You need to know about all the basic scales and their corresponding arpeggios. Here it is. Includes DVD.
A GUIDE TO CREATING AND IMPROVISING JAZZ BASSLINES
A vital guide for the jazz bassist; simple to complex, with examples and exercises, and scales and modes identified.
BassBooks.com offers a vast collection of videos, lessons and transcriptions, absolutely free, for the benefit of the bass-playing community.
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Here's what we have added to the Free Stuff library this month:
|Bass Transcription of
Down on the Corner
from Creedence Clearwater Revival,
as played by Stu Cook
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.
Here's a free preview of Eric's latest ebook Stu Cook, Creedence Clearwater Revival Bass Transcriptions. Down on the Corner is a John Fogerty composition from the 1969 album, "Willy and the Poor Boys."
|JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Practicing Synchopation with Scales
Jaime shows how playing scales can be turned into an effective exercise for practicing 16th-note synchopation.
Minor Scales of
In this great lesson, Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, presents the major scale and its relative natural minor scale, clarifies the major pentatonic scale and minor pentatonic scale, and reveals the minor pentatonic scale's relation to the minor hexatonic scale.
|EADG 4: Part 43
The Modal System
Up Close: Aeolian
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explores the Aeolian Mode.