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BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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BEST OF THE EAGLES FOR BASS
BEST OF
THE EAGLES
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 13 hits from one of the best and most popular American rock bands.



BEST OF THE FOO FIGHTERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF THE
FOO FIGHTERS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Learn the bass lines to 12 of the band's familiar hits.


BEST OF THE POLICE FOR BASS
BEST OF
THE POLICE
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 11 hits, as played by frontman and bassist Sting.
U2 BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
U2 BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 of the band's popular, driving hits.


BEST OF BON JOVI FOR BASS
BEST OF
BON JOVI
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines from 12 of the band's favorite hits.
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.


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

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



STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
STEVIE WONDER
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

His creative genius lives in these bass lines from 13 of his big hit songs.


BEST OF DURAN DURAN BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF
DURAN DURAN BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are John Taylor's bass lines for 12 of the band's big hits.


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


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

STEVE HARRIS: THE BEAST OF THE BASS
STEVE HARRIS:
THE BEAST OF
THE BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
From Iron Maiden's first five albums come 18 of the most incredible heavy-metal bass lines.


HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-
A massive study that will change your musicianship. 48 HD videos and a 72-page ebook.


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.


10 BASS SOLOS FOR JAZZ STANDARDS
10 BASS SOLOS
FOR JAZZ STANDARDS
A springboard for improvisation: solos written for the most common jazz standard progressions.


CLASSIC GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS
CLASSIC GEMS FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Timeless classics from the great composers, to aid technique on the modern instrument.



THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD
THE BEATLES:
ABBEY ROAD

Note-for-note transcriptions of Sir Paul's bass parts from all 17 tracks on the classic album.



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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.

70s SOUL BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
'70s SOUL BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The bass played a huge role in the evolving Soul sound. Here are 12 iconic 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-

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



BEST OF BON JOVI FOR BASS
BEST OF
BON JOVI
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 hits from the American rock icons, still going strong.


VERDINE WHITE BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
VEDINE WHITE
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are the driving bass lines for 10 hits from Earth, Wind & Fire.

GEORGE MICHAEL and WHAM! BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
GEORGE MICHAEL
AND WHAM! BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 13 of his hits, from both the WHAM! duo and his solo days.



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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 41:
WORK ONLY ON RHYTHMS


Controlling the Placement of Every Note

Sometimes there’s just too much to think about. If you're learning a new section of music, you may feel overwhelmed with finding the notes, counting difficult rhythms, and phrasing the line. You’ve got to work on all these individual details while simultaneously overcoming the technical challenges needed to play everything together. Given these complexities, many bassists find themselves getting nowhere quickly.

In order to make forward progress, an essential strategy is to work on rhythms all by themselves. When you focus on a particularly challenging rhythm, you can completely forget the high notes, your fingerings, and which frets to play. Leaving these pitch worries behind, you’ll be much more efficient in making the rhythm perfect.
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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

These transcriptions are compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.

Bass Transcription of
an original Blues Bass Solo in E


Play-Along Video

Here Eric presents an original composition you will find fun to learn and play. The video shows the bass line playing over the transcription (standard notation and TAB).


Bass Transcription of
Interstate Love Song
from Stone Temple Pilots


Play-Along Video

Here's the bass line as played by Robert DeLeo. This song was included on the band's 1994 album, Purple. Check out the play-along video.

MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:2 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 2


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, expands on a previous lesson and goes deeper into the 1:2 Rhythm Ratio.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 56
Scale Patterns:
Scales in Seconds


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explains the tricky technique of adding seconds to the notes of a scale.

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