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JOSQUIN DES PRES
Bass player, author, songwriter, record producer


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JOSQUIN DES PRES

French-American bass player, record producer, songwriter, and TV composer Josquin Des Pres is also known for his contributions to bass instruction.

Josquin has written a whole library of music-technique books for bass, music studies, and various collections used by music teachers in private studies and schools internationally.

Des Pres is also a collaborative songwriter with English lyricist Bernie Taupin of Elton John fame. And he writes musical scores, trailers and themes for dozens of TV shows.

Josquin des Pres is the author of the world acclaimed bestseller BASS FITNESS and the BASS FITNESS App for iPhone and iPad. BassBooks.com is proud to offer his books.


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BOOKS BY JOSQUIN DES PRES

BASS FITNESS
BASS FITNESS
200 exercises to help increase your speed, improve your dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence.



CLASSIC FUNK and R&B GROOVES FOR BASS
CLASSIC FUNK AND R&B
GROOVES FOR BASS

Go straight into grooving: No "exercises" here, just actual bass grooves, 101 of them.



FRETLESS BASS
FRETLESS BASS
Josquin teamed with Grammy nominee and fretless bass pioneer Bunny Brunel to offer this book/CD tutorial on fretless-bass skills.



70s FUNK AND DISCO BASS
'70s FUNK AND DISCO BASS
The low, throbbing beat of great bassists like James Jamerson, Bootsy Collins and Verdine White drove the world to the dance floor.


J.S. BACH FOR BASS
J.S. BACH FOR BASS
While helping to improve technique and develop the ear, learning these J.S. Bach pieces can open up a whole new world of phrasing.



HIP HOP BASS
HIP-HOP BASS
Here are 101 authentic hip-hop bass lines covering East Coast, West Coast and Down South styles.



SIMPLIFIED SIGHT-READING FOR BASS
SIMPLIFIED SIGHT-READING
FOR BASS

From the fundamentals to the entire fingerboard, this book concentrates on commonly heard bass rhythms and phrasings.



REALITY CHECK
REALITY CHECK
A completely honest look at what success is in today's recording industry, and the smart steps a musician can take to get there.



THE NEW SOUND OF FUNK BASS
THE NEW SOUND OF
FUNK BASS

More than 90 bass lines played over fully produced tracks, combining old-school funk and new-groove R&B.



THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BASS RIFFS
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
BASS RIFFS

This wide variety of stylistic examples explores many musical genres that may have never existed without the electric bass guitar.



BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

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SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR BASS, 3 Vol. set
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR BASS
3-VOLUME SET
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These three books from David Motto make up one of the great sightreading resources of all time. Available singly or as a set, in print or ebook form, with accompanying audio.

GETTING STARTED

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PLAY BASS TODAY
PLAY BASS TODAY
Teach yourself to play bass guitar at your own pace. Includes CD with instruction and backing tracks.

BEGINNING ELECTRIC BASS
BEGINNING
ELECTRIC BASS
Part one of a three-part series, this book introduces music theory, scales and chords. Learn to build cool bass lines.

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JOSQUIN DES PRES

JOSQUIN DES PRES
Bass player, record producer, songwriter, and TV composer Josquin Des Pres has also found time to write many instructive books for bass. His work includes everything from funk and hip hop and R&B to classical music, sight reading, fretless and even music-career advice.

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