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NEW EBOOK: STEVE MILLER BAND

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

Unsung bassist Lonnie Turner hooked up with Steve Miller in 1966 and was one of the longest serving members of the band. You can hear Lonnie's command of the blues genre throughout his playing and choice of notes on these songs. Turner was particularly at ease playing the upper registers of the bass with nimbleness and accuracy.

Here are 10 of the familiar hits from the Steve Miller Band, including Fly Like an Eagle, Take The Money And Run, Space Cowboy and Jungle Love. On two of the songs, The Joker and Abracadabra, the bass lines were handled by Gerald Johnson.


BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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.



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.



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


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.


PAUL SIMON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PAUL SIMON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines to 12 of this prolific songwriting talent's great works.


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

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




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

CLASSIC FUNK AND R&B GROOVES
CLASSIC FUNK AND
R&B GROOVES

Not "exercises," but 101 actual bass grooves to learn and play. Covers techniques and concepts, but puts them to work in real playing.



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.


THE MUSIC OF OSCAR PETTIFORD
THE MUSIC OF
OSCAR PETTIFORD

80 bass solos presented in chronological order, to show how this master evolved.
KEY RETENTION BUILDER
KEY RETENTION
BUILDER
Develop a strong sense of key to make many aspects of ear training easier


THE TRUE CUBAN BASS
THE TRUE CUBAN BASS
Exercises and transcriptions to improve your relationship with the Latin rhythm section. English and Spanish text.


COMPLETE BOOK OF SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR BASS GUITAR
COMPLETE BOOK OF
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
FOR BASS GUITAR

The structure and function of scales, presented entirely in fretboard diagrams.



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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.

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

The life and music of one of the greats, including 57 transcribed bass lines.
BERRY OAKLEY BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BERRY OAKLEY
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The distinctive lines from 12 Allman Brothers hits.



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


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

Accurate transcriptions of 15 hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival.



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

BEGINNERS / BANDS / ARTISTS
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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 33:
MAKE YOUR EXERCISES INTERESTING


How Smart Warm-ups Help You

You can end up playing exactly the same warm-up exercises day after day if you’re not careful. Not only will this be boring, but you’ll be missing an opportunity to maximize your use of time.

When you always play the same warm-ups, you eventually stop paying attention. Bad habits and sloppy technique may even develop.

If you’re going to play bass for just a few minutes a day, make each precious minute count. Listen carefully to every detail of your sound from the very first note you play during warm-ups.
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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
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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
Living In The USA
from the Steve Miller Band


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

This is the bass line Lonnie Turner played. It is also included in Eric's ebook,
Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits Bass Transcriptions.



Bass Transcription of
Reelin' In The Years
from Steely Dan


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

Steely Dan's bass player, Walter Becker, passed away recently, and as a tribute, Eric offers this free transcription of Walter's bass line from one of the band's big hits.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

BASS LESSON:
1-1 Rhythm Ratio


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, explains how to practice the basic building blocks of rhythm: the 1-1 ratio has one beat to one counting part.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 54
Scale Patterns:
Pattern in Thirds


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explains how scale patterns can be healthy exercises and creative inspiration.

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