BASS BOOKS AND MUSIC -- FUN AND LEARNING!

Want to learn the Bass?
Play it better?
Enjoy it more?

We are the only bookseller dedicated to the bass. Browse over 1000 titles, including music books and DVDs, transcriptions, artist profiles and more. Many are Ebooks for quick download. Feed your passion!

All Categories / Styles
Skills / Bands / Artists
Beginners / Ebooks
Transcriptions / Free Stuff

BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks

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.


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

Bass lines for 12 of your favorite Elton John hits.



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

America's minstrel has created some great songs. Here are bass lines to 12.



BEST OF NATHAN EAST FOR BASS
BEST OF
NATHAN EAST
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

These tracks showcase Nathan East's versatility across styles and genres.


LELAND SKLAR BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
LELAND SKLAR
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Nine popular hits from one of the most recorded bass players ever.


ELVIS FOR BASS
BEST OF ELVIS
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The King created rock history, gave us memorable hits and played with some great bassists.



STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
STEVIE WONDER
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
His creative genius shows in these bass lines from 13 hit songs.


BILLY JOEL BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BILLY JOEL
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 12 of the Piano Man's most-loved hits.


See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks

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

SOUL FINGERS: DONALD 'DUCK' DUNN
SOUL FINGERS:
DONALD "DUCK" DUNN
Duck's life and music, with audio demos, gear info, and transcriptions of 57 songs.


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.


HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Understanding how to analyze any chord progression will change your musicianship.
STU COOK, CCR ANTHOLOGY BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
STU COOK
CCR ANTHOLOGY
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 15 of Creedence Clearwater Revival's big hits


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.



All Categories / Styles
Skills / Bands / Artists
Beginners / Ebooks
Transcriptions / Free Stuff

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.

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


In tribute to Petty's four decades of great music-making, here are bass lines for 15 of his hit songs.


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.



SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS

Great exercises to develop your sight reading skills.



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


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.

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


See the best-selling titles of past years:
2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015

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

BEGINNERS / BANDS / ARTISTS
EBOOKS / TRANSCRIPTIONS

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.
(Read more)



BASSBOOKS.COM EXCLUSIVES
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.

FREE STUFF
BassBooks.com offers a vast collection of videos, lessons and transcriptions, absolutely free, for the benefit of the bass-playing community.

Click here to see all Free Stuff available.
Click here to see free Transcriptions.
Click here to see free Lessons.
Click here to see free Videos.
Click here to see (and hear!) the BassPod.

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.

Do you have something to contribute? Please contact us. We are always looking for good content to add and know there are lots of you talented players and teachers out there.