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NEW EBOOK: TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS



TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TOM PETTY
GREATEST HITS BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


Tom Petty lived a humble, genuine life -- not something most universally adored rock stars can manage.

In tribute to Petty's four decades of great music-making with the Heartbreakers, Eric Beaulé has transcribed the bass lines for 15 of the band's hit songs. Ron Blair was the main bassist in the group.

Included here are Breakdown, Refugee, The Waiting, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin', Mary Jane's Last Dance and many more.

Tom Petty was a true American rock treasure, and these songs are a big part of the reason.


BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

BEST OF ELTON JOHN FOR BASS
BEST OF
ELTON JOHN
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 12 of your favorite Elton John hits.



ABBA BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
ABBA BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 12 of your favorite ABBA hits.


BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC FOR BASS
BEST OF
FLEETWOOD MAC
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 11 of your favorite Fleetwood Mac hits.
BEST OF AEROSMITH FOR BASS
BEST OF
AEROSMITH
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 12 of your favorite Aerosmith hits.


BEST OF COLDPLAY FOR BASS
BEST OF
COLDPLAY
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 13 of your favorite Coldplay hits.


BEST OF DREAM THEATER FOR  BASS
BEST OF
DREAM THEATER
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 10 of your favorite Dream Theater hits.


THE STONE ROSES
THE STONE ROSES
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for all nine songs on The Stone Roses' debut album.


INCUBUS: MAKE YOURSELF BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
INCUBUS:
MAKE YOURSELF BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for all 13 songs on Incubus' Make Yourself album.


METALLICA: THE FIRST TEN YEARS
METALLICA: THE
FIRST TEN YEARS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The Cliff Burton and Jason Newstead lines on 11 hits from the early '80s into the '90s.
BEST OF DURAN DURAN FOR BASS
BEST OF
DURAN DURAN
-EBOOK/PDF-

The driving, funky bass lines John Taylor played on 12 of the band's hits.



THE BEATLES: SGT PEPPER'S BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
THE BEATLES:
SGT PEPPER'S BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Paul McCartney's bass lines from one of the most important albums of all time.
PAUL SIMON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PAUL SIMON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines to 12 of this prolific songwriting talent's great works.



NOTABLES
New additions and familiar titles worth a fresh look. Click for details, sample pages and prices.

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOl 1
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 1

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
A comprehensive compilation of 46 classical pieces arranged for bass guitar.



CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOl 2
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 2

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
60 more of the greatest classical pieces ever attempted on the electric bass.


HEARING BASS LINES, COMPLETE SET
HEARING BASS LINES,
COMPLETE 3-VOL. SET
-EBOOK/PDF-

Learn to identify chord, scale, rhythm and style in this hugely comprehensive course.
JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
A big collection of some of the greatest songs from one of the greatest players.


ERIC CLAPTON BASS PLAY-ALONG
ERIC CLAPTON
BASS PLAY-ALONG
Transcriptions of some all-time favorites, complete with enhanced CD audio tracks.


ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR BASS, 3 Vol. set
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR BASS
3-VOLUME SET
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
This set of three volumes makes up one of the great sightreading resources.



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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.

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also see the
-ONLINE COURSE-
One of the well established resources for learning more about slap bass lines.


STEVE MILLER BAND BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
STEVE MILLER BAND
GREATEST HITS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Distinctive bass lines from 10 of the band's hit songs.



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

A strong collection of 15 favorite hits pulled from nine albums.


SOUL FINGERS: DONALD 'DUCK' DUNN
SOUL FINGERS:
DONALD "DUCK" DUNN

The life and music of one of the greats, including 57 transcribed bass lines.
SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS

Great exercises to develop your sight reading skills.



BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Player Dr. Randall Kertz helps you avoid and manage physical problems.

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THE CATEGORIES
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 35:
WRITE IN YOUR MUSIC


Remembering Today's Details Tomorrow

Some bassists treat their sheet music like an ancient manuscript to be displayed in a museum. They keep it in perfect, pristine condition. Sheet music—whether it’s standard notation or tab—is just a tool to help you learn faster. And, tools rarely stay in brand-new condition when used.

Writing in your music is one of the best ways to help you improve as quickly as you can. There are several items to write in your music:

· Tough Stuff: You need to clearly define the small areas of difficult music that will need to be worked on. Use a very light pencil mark to circle these sections. Once you have mastered a section, erase your pencil marking.

· Technical Details: Put in fingerings, shifts, positions, and any other information to remind you of what to play. These markings will constantly guide you as you play through your music.
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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.

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

ERIC BEAULÉ
www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
I Won't Back Down
from Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers


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

Tom Petty, a true American rock treasure, just left us. This is the bass line from one of his great hits, played by co-writer Jeff Lynne.

This song is included in Eric's ebook,
Tom Petty Greatest Hits Bass Transcriptions.


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

BASS LESSON:
Repeat Repeatedly


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, explores a new layer of complexity in following repeat signs.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 61
Chord Arpeggios:
First Inversion


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, defines the "first inversion" in playing chord notes, and stresses how important and commonly used it is.

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