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BassBooks.com now offers a special, Amazon-beating introductory price on the spectacular new vintage-bass book by Rush frontman: GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS

This lavishly produced volume -- large format and hardcover -- is a wondrous celebration of the instrument, including its origins and history, and the weird and wonderful shapes it has taken. For bass enthusiasts, this is the definitive work.

In this great interview with Louder, Geddy Lee explains why he had to make this incredible book.

GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS



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BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Aidan Hampson

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INCUBUS: S.C.I.E.N.C.E. BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
NEW!
INCUBUS: S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for all 12 songs on their 1997 breakout album.



MILES DAVIS, KIND OF BLUE BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
MILES DAVIS
KIND OF BLUE
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
The best-selling jazz album of all time, from one of the towering figures in American jazz.


HERBIE HANCOCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
HERBIE HANCOCK
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The creative Jazz-Fusion composer and performer has won 14 Grammy Awards!



YACHT ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
YACHT ROCK
-EBOOK/PDF-

Good playing and good listening: bass lines for 12 super-smooth rock songs from various artists.


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BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS from Eric Beaulé

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BOWIE GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
DAVID BOWIE
GREATEST HITS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Accurate bass lines for 15 of David Bowie's best, taken from nine of his albums.



PINO PALLADINO BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PINO PALLADINO
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
This collection of 10 songs takes a look at the early bass work of this legendary session player.


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

A collection of 15 classic hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival, as played by bassist Stu Cook.

TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TOM PETTY
GREATEST HITS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 15 favorite songs from this humble, genuine guy and his Heartbreakers.


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BASS BOOKS for all reasons

BERKLEE JAZZ BASS
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JAZZ
titles

The scope and styles of Jazz span the entire range of human emotions. Studying it is a commitment, playing it is a joy.



STEVIE WONDER BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOL 2
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STEVIE WONDER
titles

The creative genius of Stevie Wonder lives in the bass lines of his many big hit songs.


THE LATIN BASS BOOK - A PRACTICAL GUIDE
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LATIN
titles

Authentic Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin Jazz styles are rich with expression and history.



THE FUNKMASTERS: THE GREAT JAMES BROWN RHYTHM SECTIONS, 1960-1973
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JAMES BROWN
titles

For 50 hard, fast years, the Godfather of Soul contributed to the development of rap, disco and funk.

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--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
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--GRUNGE
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--METAL
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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 77:
HAVE FUN


Enjoying What You're Doing

Mastering the technical demands of the bass, learning challenging music, and having the discipline to practice every day require work, dedication, and perseverance. And, you may have to give up other activities to make time for bass.

However, if practicing feels like drudgery, something is wrong. Playing bass should be fun.

One element of having fun is realizing that, out of all the activities you could take part in, you have chosen to play bass. Think about that for a minute. You have countless other ways you could spend your time. Something has made you decide to be a bass player. Make sure you’re enjoying this time!
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SECRET 78:
VISUALIZE THE PERFORMANCE


How to Feel Completely At Ease on Stage

Visualization is the process of seeing and feeling what a situation will be like before you’re actually in that situation. An earlier secret, Practice Without Your Bass, discusses using visualization to learn music more quickly and to practice anywhere at any time. Successful bassists also utilize visualization to improve upcoming performances.

This is how it works:

Begin by picturing yourself on stage playing a concert. First, focus on your senses. Pay attention to what you see and hear from the stage. Acknowledge the other musicians. Notice the audience, the lighting, and the temperature. Feel yourself holding your bass.
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ONLINE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

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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 BENEFITS OF THE ETUDES on Tuesday, August 27. Time will be 9:00 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


FREE STUFF
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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 a
Blues Rock Solo


Bass Play-Along video

Eric offers (and demonstrates!) a catchy, fast-moving bass solo that he calls Texas-style.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Diminished Intervals


Next in his study of intervals, Jaime looks at the dark, dissonant diminished intervals.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Unlimited vs.
Limited


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, discusses the surprisingly liberating effect of creative constraints.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 12
Beginner Bass

John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, shows how to approach the bass for the first time, and how to coach someone just starting out.





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