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BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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MICHAEL JACKSON: BAD
NEW!
MICHAEL JACKSON:
BAD
-EBOOK/PDF-

The artist was in his prime for this huge 1987 album. Here are bass lines for all 11 songs.


YOU TUBE TRANSCRIPTIONS
NEW!
YOU TUBE
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
See and hear: This collection of bass lines for 12 hits from a variety of artists includes links to You Tube videos of Aidan Hampson playing the lines.


BEST OF ALBERTO RIGONI
NEW!
BEST OF
ALBERTO RIGONI
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 11 inventive works from the Italian bass player and composer.


GUNS N' ROSES: LIVE ERA
NEW!
GUNS N' ROSES:
LIVE ERA '87-'93
-EBOOK/PDF-
This huge double album collected years of rolicking live performances. Here are bass lines to all 20 songs.


BEST OF DIRE STRAITS FOR BASS
BEST OF
DIRE STRAITS
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The London rockers were a huge act from the late '70s into the mid '90s. Here are bass lines for 11 of their hits.



MARVIN GAYE BASS
MARVIN GAYE
BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 beloved hits from one of the pioneers of the Motown sound.


GREATEST STUDIO BASS PLAYERS, VOL. 1
GREATEST STUDIO
BASS PLAYERS, VOL. 1
-EBOOK/PDF-

A dozen popular hit-song bass lines laid down by the very best.
GREATEST STUDIO BASS PLAYERS, VOL. 2
GREATEST STUDIO
BASS PLAYERS, VOL. 2
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are 12 more bass lines recorded by the legendary studio masters.


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ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ BASS CLINIC JUNE 2018

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 HOW TO PRACTICE EFFECTIVELY on Wednesday, June 27. Time will be 9:00 pm in Jaime's native Puerto Rico; that's 8:00 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


NOTABLES - JACO PASTORIUS
Any discussion of the best-ever bass players will surely include Jaco Pastorius. Brilliant talent, supreme skills, and a robust recording history mean studying Jaco's playing will always be time well spent. Click for details, sample pages and prices.

JACO PASTORIUS BASS PLAY-ALONG
JACO PASTORIUS
BASS PLAY-ALONG

Eight great Jaco hits plus an audio download. Listen to how the bass should sound then play along to a backing track.


JACO PASTORIUS: MODERN ELECTRIC BASS
JACO PASTORIUS:
MODERN
ELECTRIC BASS

-ORIGINAL DVD-
The book/CD package was derived from the original DVD, which contains solo and group performances and interviews with Jaco explaining his technique, study concepts and more. Order either or both.


PLAY LIKE JACO PASTORIUS
PLAY LIKE
JACO PASTORIUS

Practical and useful study of the trademark songs, licks, tones and techniques. Gear and styles are analyzed.


JACO PASTORIUS BASS METHOD
JACO PASTORIUS
BASS METHOD
Lessons, tips, techniques and wisdom from Jaco's private teaching archives, imparted by one of his students.


JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY
JACO:
THE DOCUMENTARY
-2-DISC DVD-

-BLU-RAY-
A compelling story of prodigious talent, personal adventures and raw human vulnerability, this wonderful film was produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Choose standard DVD or Blu-Ray.


THE BOOK OF JACO
THE BOOK
OF JACO

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
A BassBooks.com exclusive no fan should be without: transcriptions of 26 of Jaco's greatest performances, note for note.


A PORTRAIT OF JACO
A PORTRAIT
OF JACO

The Solos Collection: highly detailed analysis of 12 of Jaco's epic bass solos.



JACO PASTORIUS
JACO PASTORIUS
The Greatest Jazz-Fusion Bass Player: Precisely transcribed bass lines from 14 of his biggest songs.


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ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR BASS, 3 Vol. set
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR BASS
3-VOLUME SET
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
These three books from David Motto make up one of the great sightreading resources.


MARVIN GAYE BASS
MARVIN GAYE
BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 beloved hits from one of the pioneers of the Motown sound.


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

Here are bass lines for 15 of Creedence Clearwater Revival's big hits



SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
Ron Velosky's excellent work gives any player a solid sight-reading foundation.


JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Pure gold: His bass lines on 21 of the greatest hits from the greatest artists.

MICHAEL JACKSON: THRILLER
MICHAEL JACKSON:
THRILLER
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for all nine songs on this 1982 creative-milestone album.



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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 49:
STRETCH OUT BEFORE YOU WORK OUT


Bassists as Athletes

Physical comfort when playing your instrument is crucial. And, your actions before and after you play can be just as important. Too often, bassists just pick up their instrument, play something really difficult, and then walk away with no regard to the demands they place on their bodies.

You may not regard your bass playing as an athletic endeavor. After all, your heartbeat generally won’t rise to its target exercise rate, and you may not sweat while you play. But, your muscles, joints, and spine are all being taxed. Make sure your body is ready for this physical demand before you start playing music.

Like all good athletes, bass players should stretch out before practicing or playing. It’s a great idea to stretch afterwards also.
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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)


PENTATONIC NOTE SEQUENCE GRIMOIRIUM
PENTATONIC
NOTE SEQUENCE
GRIMOIRIUM
-EBOOK/PDF-

Amazingly comprehensive: over 700 note sequences based on the major pentatoic scale and associated modes.



Sight Reading For the Bass
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS

One of THE standard texts in the sight reading canon. Build your skills no matter your experience level.


Ultimate Book of Jaco Pastorius
THE ULTIMATE
BOOK OF JACO

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
A compendium of the genius of Jaco Pastorius: 18 of his greatest songs, note for note.


EXPOSED: SOLO MUSIC FOR UNACCOMPANIED ELECTRIC BASS
EXPOSED: SOLO
MUSIC FOR
UNACCOMPANIED
ELECTRIC BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
A study in going it alone! Comprehensive analysis of four solo pieces and the techniques behind them.


SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR BASS
SCALES AND
ARPEGGIOS FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

You need to know about all the basic scales and their corresponding arpeggios. Here it is. Includes DVD.

Walking Basslines
WALKING BASSLINES:
A GUIDE TO CREATING AND IMPROVISING JAZZ BASSLINES

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
A vital guide for the jazz bassist; simple to complex, with examples and exercises, and scales and modes identified.

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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
Hell on the Heart
by Eric Church

This is the bass line for Eric Church's popular Hell on the Heart, off the 2009 album Carolina.

See lots more Eric Church bass lines in Eric Beaulé's ebook:

ERIC CHURCH BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 1


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues to build on his previous rhythm lessons by introducing the 1:4 rhythm ratio, one beat with four counting parts.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Grooving with the Root


Jaime demonstrates how rhythmic variations allow grooving on a single note, the root.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 58
Scale Patterns: The Bird


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates and discusses an athletic scale pattern he calls, "The Bird."



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