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BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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GREEN DAY: DOOKIE
NEW!
GREEN DAY:
DOOKIE
-EBOOK/PDF-

The punk rockers had their breakout album in 1994. Here are Mike Dirnt's bass lines for all 14 songs.



FRANK SINATRA BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
NEW!
FRANK SINATRA
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Ol' Blue Eyes was one of the most popular singers ever. Here are bass lines for 11 of his iconic hits.


BEST OF PARAMORE FOR BASS
NEW!
BEST OF
PARAMORE
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 15 hits from this Tennessee alt/pop rock band.
BRUNO MARS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
NEW!
BRUNO MARS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
This singer-songwriter works in a range of styles. Here are bass lines for 13 songs.


MICHAEL JACKSON: BAD
MICHAEL JACKSON:
BAD
-EBOOK/PDF-

The artist was in his prime for this huge 1987 album. Here are bass lines for all 11 songs.


YOU TUBE TRANSCRIPTIONS
YOU TUBE
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
See and hear: This collection of bass lines for 12 hits from a variety of artists includes links to You Tube videos of Aidan Hampson playing the lines.


BEST OF ALBERTO RIGONI
BEST OF
ALBERTO RIGONI
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 11 inventive works from the Italian bass player and composer.


GUNS N' ROSES: LIVE ERA
GUNS N' ROSES:
LIVE ERA '87-'93
-EBOOK/PDF-
This huge double album collected years of rolicking live performances. Here are bass lines to all 20 songs.


STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOL 1
STEVIE WONDER BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOL 1
-EBOOK/PDF-
Learn the creative bass lines from 13 of his big hit songs.


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


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ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ BASS CLINIC JULY 2018

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 HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN STYLE on Friday, July 27. 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.



See all Jaime David Vazquez' BASS TIPS in our FREE STUFF section


NOTABLES - IMPROVISATION
There's nothing quite like the controlled freedom and structured creativity of musicians improvising together. These titles will help develop your sense, feel and confidence. Click for details, sample pages and prices.

BASS IMPROVISATION
BASS
IMPROVISATION

A guide to improvisation over jazz tunes, aimed at players ready for advanced techniques.


JIMMY HASLIP'S MODERN IMPROVISATION FOR BASS
JIMMY HASLIP'S
MODERN
IMPROVISATION
FOR BASS

This inspirational resource for jazz and fusion musicians expands the possibilities of creative expression.


PATTERNS FOR IMPROVISATION -- BASS CLEF
PATTERNS FOR
IMPROVISATION:
BASS CLEF

Here's a broad collection of 81 different improvisational patterns in many meters and feels.


PLAYING THE CHANGES: BASS
PLAYING THE
CHANGES: BASS
A linear approach to improvising and creating more expressive solos.


IMPROVISOR'S BASS METHOD
IMPROVISOR'S
BASS METHOD
This complete method book is over 200 pages of information and exercises.


THE PATH TO JAZZ IMPROVISATION
THE PATH TO
JAZZ
IMPROVISATION
This book for all instrumentalists offers an innovative, scholarly approach to improvisation.


JAZZ BASS IMPROVISATION
JAZZ BASS
IMPROVISATION

Discover new ways to advance your skills through practice techniques, chord/scale studies and theory.



BEYOND TIME AND CHANGES
BEYOND TIME
AND CHANGES

Hal Crook guides the advancing improviser through the uncharted territory of free jazz.


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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.


PAUL SIMON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PAUL SIMON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
This is a special collection of bass lines for 12 favorite songs, as played by an amazing array of bassists.


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



SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
Ron Velosky's excellent work gives any player a solid sight-reading foundation.


BEST OF DURAN DURAN
BEST OF
DURAN DURAN
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are John Taylor's driving lines on 12 of the band's big songs.

STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS VOL. 2
STEVIE WONDER
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
VOL. 2
-EBOOK/PDF-
The hits just keep on coming. Here are bass lines for 11 more favorites.



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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 51:
USE A TIMER


Freeing Yourself from Watching the Clock

Timers have a bad reputation with musicians. You may have visions of parents putting a timer on top of a piano and telling their young child to keep practicing until the timer goes off. This technique is a sure way to take the joy out of playing music.

One positive use of a timer is to decide exactly how long you want to practice and to set your timer when you start. Unlike the parent scenario above, you are making the decision to play the bass. It’s not being forced on you. This is a crucial difference. Setting a timer for the duration of your practice session does wonders for your concentration if you are very busy, easily distracted, or just unmotivated.

Another timer technique helps you develop the high level of focus needed to have major breakthroughs in your bass playing. Here’s how this technique works:

1. Pick one item to work on. This could be a single scale or exercise, a very specific section of a song, or something you’ve been avoiding. Choose just one item.
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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.

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


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
All Summer Long
by Kid Rock


This is the bass line for Kid Rock's song, All Summer Long, off the 2007 album Rock n Roll Jesus.

See nine more great country hits in Eric Beaulé's ebook:

NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 2


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues with the 1:4 rhythm ratio by presenting two sixteenth notes beamed to one eighth note, and one eighth note beamed to two sixteenth notes.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Recording the Bass


Jaime offers an introduction to recording with modern technology.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 66
Modes


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, walks you through scales in the various modes, and shows how they will tell you the key.