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BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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70s FUNK BASS  TRANSCRIPTIONS
NEW!
'70s FUNK BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The decade when Funk was born: bass lines for 11 funky hits.



STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOL 2
NEW!
STEVIE WONDER BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOL 2
-EBOOK/PDF-
The hits keep coming: bass lines for 11 more songs from Stevie.


BEST OF VAN HALEN, 1978-1984, BASS
NEW!
BEST OF VAN HALEN
1978-1984, BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bassist Michael Anthony's lines on 11 hits from the David Lee Roth era.
ESSENTIAL COVER BAND SONGS, POP
NEW!
ESSENTIAL COVER
BAND SONGS, POP
-EBOOK/PDF-
Pop songs you should know how to play: 16 hits from 16 artists.


BEST OF AEROSMITH FOR  BASS
BEST OF
AEROSMITH
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
The bass lines Tom Hamilton played on 12 of the band's big hits.


BEST OF DREAM THEATER FOR BASS
BEST OF
DREAM THEATER
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
John Myung's epic bass lines from 10 Dream Theater classics.


BOB DYLAN BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BOB DYLAN
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines to 11 of this legendary songwriter's great hits.


THE BEATLES: SGT PEPPER'S BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
THE BEATLES:
SGT PEPPER'S BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Play Paul McCartney's bass lines to all the songs on one of the most important albums of all time.


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ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ CLINIC

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 LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE on Tuesday, April 24. 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.



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NOTABLES - CLASSICAL MUSIC ON ELECTRIC BASS
The bass guitar wasn't around yet, but much of the music composed in the classical era sounds beautiful on the instrument. Expand your technique and phrasing horizons! Click for details, sample pages and prices.

BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
BACH CELLO
SUITES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

All six of J.S. Bach's essential suites for unaccompanied cello are arranged here for bass guitar.


BEETHOVEN: THE TEMPEST FOR 5-STRING BASS
BEETHOVEN:
THE TEMPEST FOR
5-STRING BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
A wonderful masterpiece, but also a source of all kinds of arpeggios, that can improve everybody's bass technique


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 by Mike Cornelison for the bass guitar.


CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 2
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC
BASS, VOL. 2
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Another collection with 60 of the greatest classical pieces ever attempted on the electric bass.


6 CLASSICAL PIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
6 CLASSICAL PIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

A number of ideas on how to treat a bass guitar as an instrument capable of melody as well as accompaniment.



JS BACK FOR BASS
J.S. BACH
FOR BASS

While improving technique and developing the ear, these pieces will open up a new world of phrasing.


BACH TWO-PART INVENTIONS FOR 4-STRING BASS
BACH TWO-PART
INVENTIONS FOR
4-STRING BASS

5-STRING BASS
6-STRING BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

A set of mini-masterworks that can be key to the development of any musician.



CLASSICAL GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS
CLASSICAL GEMS FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Playing these great sounding arpeggios will bring much emotional and musical joy: includes seven solos and one duet.


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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.

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.


VERDINE WHITE BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
VERDINE WHITE
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Groove, energy and drive charactrerize the bassist for Earth, Wind & Fire. Here are bass lines for 10 hits.


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



STEELY DAN COLLECTION FOR BASS
STEELY DAN
COLLECTION
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
A hybrid style and sophisticated studio production distinguished this '60s duo. Here are 13 hits.


TOTO BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TOTO BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Funk-based grooves, jazz-influenced harmony and soaring melodies: bass lines for 13 of their best songs.

BEST OF THE EAGLES FOR BASS
BEST OF
THE EAGLES
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 13 hits from this true American-original band.



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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 45:
OVERCOME THE FEAR FACTOR


Gaining Confidence and Control

Many bassists are afraid to tackle music that seems impossible to play. This is the Fear Factor, and it’s very real. When fear rises up, your natural “fight or flight” response takes over. By avoiding difficult music (essentially a “flight” response), you avoid the fear. The only problem with this approach is you never learn your music!

The essential trick to overcome the Fear Factor is simple: Make any difficult section seem easier by eliminating the difficulty.
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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.

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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
Long Train Runnin'
from The Doobie Brothers

Here's the bass line as played by Tiran Porter. This song was included on the band's 1973 album, The Captain and Me.

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

TIRAN PORTER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:2 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 3


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, shows three ways to tie three eighth notes:
Equivalence, Preferred and Traditional.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Syncopated Eighth Notes


Jaime presents exercises in synopated rhythms.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 57
Scale Patterns:
Peddle/Point


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates and discusses the peddle/point scale pattern and gives additional tips on improving technique.



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