Welcome, Guest ( Login )

NEWSLETTER: January 2017

BassBooks.com - Your #1 Bass Guitar Instructional Site
THE MONTHLY LOWDOWN

BassBooks.com's email newsletter for January, 2017.

To sign up for this free email newsletter, click here.



NEW BOOK: BASS TAB METHOD, BOOK TWO

BASS TAB METHOD, BOOK TWO
BASS TAB METHOD,
BOOK TWO


Picking up where Book One leaves off, this innovative, well paced sequence will get new bassists playing quickly. Familiar lines from popular songs will keep them playing and having fun. The audio download includes demos of all 69 riffs and songs in the book.

Written in TAB only, no standard notation. 32 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on BASS TAB METHOD, BOOK TWO




NEW BOOK: MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC

MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC
MAKE YOUR
OWN MUSIC


An organized approach to creating music using modern technology: MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC is a complete curriculum for both learning and teaching music technology, incorporating composition ideas, notation skills, and digital audio workstation proficiencies. Projects focus on the PreSonus Music Creation Suite. 154 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC




NEW TRANSCRIPTION: HEY HEY WHAT CAN I DO, LED ZEPPELIN

HEY HEY WHAT CAN I DO
HEY HEY WHAT
CAN I DO


This accurate and detailed note-for-note transcription by Eric Beaulé is for the bass line played by John Paul Jones. The song was the B-side of the 1970 single "Immigrant Song," and is also included in the group's self-titled 1990 4-CD boxed set.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 6 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on HEY HEY WHAT CAN I DO



QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I endure a lot of flack from people because I play a lot of notes. Today's rock guitarists should work with us instead of worrying about someone else taking notes away from them."

--Billy Sheehan


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.


SECRET 15:
GET TO KNOW A SONG BEFORE YOU LEARN TO PLAY IT


Speeding up the learning curve

If there were a way to guarantee that you could learn a song in half your normal practice time, you would jump at it. This strategy does just that.

The secret is simple: Imagine in your mind exactly what you’re going to play.

You truly must hear every note. You can’t approximate the sounds. You need to be exact. When you clearly hear the song in your mind, your ability to learn the music quickly and easily rises to a level you’ve never before imagined.

The first step in this process is to listen over and over to a recording of the music. Do this listening during times you normally wouldn’t be able to practice. (Read more)



SECRET 16:
HIRE A TEACHER YOU TRUST


Getting the Guidance You Need

Successful people surround themselves with experts. Businesspeople have mentors. Athletes work with coaches and trainers. Presidents employ policy advisors.

All bassists should follow these examples by hiring a bass teacher. Your lesson teacher will serve many functions for you:

· Give you feedback on your technique and sound.
· Show you the best fingerings to use.
· Help you decide what music to learn.
· Keep you motivated when the going gets tough.
· set goals and help you meet them.
· Offer pointers on instruments and accessories to purchase.
· Introduce you to people who can help you meet your musical goals.

There is one other very important function that a teacher serves: Your teacher gives you deadlines. (Read more)


See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.




ENRICO GALETTA'S SLAP-BASS MEDLEY FROM GAME OF THRONES

ENRICO GALETTA

Are you a "Game of Thrones" fan? Bassist, author and instructor Enrico Galetta is, and he was attracted to the main theme and another track, "The Children," in the series' dramatic musical score by Ramin Djawadi.

Enico recounts, "So because I had these two pieces stuck in my head, I challenged myself merging both and playing it with two different slap voices."

The result is this impressive You Tube clip. Should make us all want to practice more! And read Enrico's book.


From Enrico Galetta:

GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES




COVER BAND

Here are the top-selling titles last year at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages, prices and ordering information.

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
And the
-ONLINE COURSE-
151 exercises to learn to play and read slap basslines.


CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOLUME 1
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
46 classical pieces arranged for electric bass, with audio tracks.

SIGHT READING FOR THE BASS
SIGHT READING
FOR THE
BASS

A durable standard for sight reading. Starts at a basic level and progresses quickly.

ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
VOLUME 1

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
First in a three-volume set, includes audio tracks.
BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Comprehensive reference on understanding, treating and preventing health problems from playing the bass.
BOZ BURRELL, BAD COMPANY BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BOZ BURRELL,
BAD COMPANY BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The great blues-rock lines from 12 of Bad Company's hits, as played by Raymond "Boz" Burrell.



FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

This month features the following additions to the Free Stuff section on BassBooks.com:



ERIC BEAULE-www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
Jaco Patorius' Bass Solo
on All American Alien Boy




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

All American Alien Boy is an Ian Hunter song on the 1976 album of the same name. Jaco's solo on this track is legendary.

   
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ-www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
Learning the Melody

Jaime explains how first learning to play a song's melody on your bass is key to developing great basslines and solos.

   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 42
The Modal System Up Close:
The Mixolydian Mode
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explores the Mixolydian Mode as part of his series on getting Up Close with the Modal System.



Click here to see all available Free Stuff.

Do you have something to contribute? Please contact us. We are always looking for content to add and know there are a lot of you talented players and teachers out there. You get the credit, and you're helping out others.



SUBSCRIBE / UNSUBSCRIBE / TELL A FRIEND

If you don't wish to receive these emails, no hard feelings. Just click here to unsubscribe.
On the other hand, if you or somebody you know would like to be added to our mailing list, just click here and put in an email address.

For subscribe/unsubscribe options, please use these links:
Click here to Subscribe          Click here to Unsubscribe


Cheers,
The BassBooks.com crew


Previous Newsletters
July 2016     August 2016     September 2016     October 2016     November 2016     December 2016

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

100 TIPS FOR BASS GUITAR
100 TIPS FOR
BASS GUITAR

Graduated exercises from the basics to sophisticated techniques.

BOOKSELLER'S CHOICE

GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES
GROOVING
WITH HYBRID
TECHNIQUES

THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET
CONCEPT

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also:
-ONLINE COURSE-
THE BASSIST's GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

BASS ENCYCLOMEDIA
BASS
ENCYCLOMEDIA
BASS TAB WHITE PAGES
BASS TAB
WHITE PAGES
(200 songs!)



CHUCK RAINEY'S
COMPLETE
ELECTRIC
BASS PLAYER


LEFT-HANDED
BASS TAB
METHOD

SANTANA'S
GREATEST HITS
2+2=5
A STUDY IN
ODD TIMES

THE LATIN
BASS BOOK


THE REAL EASY
EAR TRAINING
BOOK

ADVANCED
STUDIES FOR
BASS GUITAR

CLASSIC FUNK
AND R&B
GROOVES
FOR BASS

BASS
FRETBOARD
FACTS

BEST OF
MARCUS MILLER


ARPEGGIO
WOODSHEDDING
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

PINO PALLADINO:
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
THE BEST OF
YES FOR BASS
JAMES BROWN:
BASS PLAY-ALONG

MILES DAVIS:
KIND OF BLUE
STEVE BAILEY'S
FRETLESS BASS

THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL HYMNS
-EBOOK/PDF-


DIY ELECTRIC
BASS
THE JOHN ENTWISTLE BASS BOOK
THE
JOHN ENTWISTLE
BASS BOOK
THE EVOLVING BASSIST
THE EVOLVING
BASSIST:
MILLENIUM
EDITION

EADG 4
EADG 4
BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR
BACH CELLO
SUITES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

FRETBOARD ARCANUM
FRETBOARD
ARCANUM
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY
JACO: THE
DOCUMENTARY
-DVD-

-BLU-RAY-
BERRY OAKLEY
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


HEARING
BASS LINES,
COMPLETE
BUNDLE
-EBOOK/PDF-

RICKENBACKER
ELECTRIC BASS


HOFNER VIOLIN
BEATLE BASS
BASS
BIBLE
THE SWING OF
THE LATIN BASS

EXPOSED:
SOLO MUSIC
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE BEST OF
MEGADETH
TODD JOHNSON
ELECTRIC BASS
TECHNIQUE
BUILDERS


THE COUCH
POTATO BASS
WORKOUT
ABBEY ROAD
TO
ZIGGY STARDUST
NATHAN EAST:
THE BUSINESS
OF BASS
-DVD-


GUNS N' ROSES
FOR BASS

CHARLIE PARKER
FOR BASS

CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE
-ONLINE COURSE-


SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
25 ESSENTIAL
ROCK BASS
CLASSICS


NIRVANA:
THE BASS GUITAR
COLLECTION

BASS PLAYER:
THE
FRETLESS BASS


THE REAL BOOK
VOL. 1
BASS CLEF
JACO
PASTORIUS
THE BEST OF
VICTOR WOOTEN

WALKING BASSLINES
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
BEYOND
BASSLINES: FROM
BACH TO BRAHMS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE BEATLES:
1967-1970


STANLEY CLARKE
COLLECTION

101 BASS TIPS
SLAP BASS LINES

RED HOT
CHILI PEPPERS:
GREATEST HITS


BUNNY BRUNEL'S
POWER BASS:
SOLOING SECRETS
100 BLUES
LESSONS
100 JAZZ
LESSONS

100 ROCK
LESSONS


100 FUNK/R&B
LESSONS
AFRO-CUBAN
SLAP BASS LINES
BEST OF
TOWER OF POWER
FOR BASS

BASS
STANDARDS
BERKLEE PRACTICE
METHOD: BASS

THE SCOTT
LAFARO BOOK


HOW THE
FENDER BASS
CHANGED
THE WORLD


KEITH
FERGUSON:
TEXAS BLUES
BASS
EDLY'S MUSIC
THEORY FOR
PRACTICAL
PEOPLE


ESSSENTIAL
STYLES FOR
THE DRUMMER
AND BASSIST,
BOOK ONE
ESSENTIAL
STYLES FOR
THE DRUMMER
AND BASSIST,
BOOK TWO

MOTOWN
BASS CLASSICS
OTEIL
BURBRIDGE
-DVD-


SIGHT READING FUNK RYTHMNS FOR BASS
SIGHT READING
FUNK RHYTHMS
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
STANDING IN
THE SHADOWS
OF MOTOWN


CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 1
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. I
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 2
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. II
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

STEVE HARRIS: THE BEAST OF THE BASS
STEVE HARRIS:
THE BEAST OF
THE BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FRETBOARD
ALCHEMY
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

SEARCH

GETTING STARTED

Just learning your way around the bass? We'll start you right.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

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.

BASS METHOD BOOK 1
BASS METHOD
BOOK ONE
A classic of bass instruction presenting notes, patterns, rhythms and over 100 songs and riffs. Includes audio CD.

BASS FOR BEGINNERS
BASS FOR
BEGINNERS
This fine book/CD package provides the basic tools for solid, fundamental electric bass playing.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

CHORDS AND CHORD SHAPES FOR BASS GUITAR
CHORDS AND
CHORD SHAPES
FOR
BASS GUITAR
-EBOOK/PDF-
A highly ambitious ebook of fretboard charts, showing chords in all keys and forms. Indispensable!

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

A Gift Certificate from BassBooks.com is easy and thoughtful. Let friends and family pick the titles they want, while you help them grow as musicians.

Click here for Gift Certificates

QUOTE -- UNQUOTE

"Music is in the air. It's my job to pull it out."
--Jaco Pastorius

"I try to make sure my part is notable -- that it's not only right for the song, but also represents the bass in the highest light."
--Nathan East

"The art of music is governed by the laws of harmony, theory and rhythm. These laws and theories must be studied in order to attain and maintain precious, unforseen rewards."
--Chuck Rainey

"Even when playing the simplest song with just whole notes, make sure that they're very good whole notes!"
--Larry Paxton

"It's the bass that makes them dance."
--Darcy Wright

"Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin."
--Suzi Quatro

EBOOKS

Save time and money (and reduce your carbon footprint!). Order books and transcriptions in easy-to-download PDF form. Read them on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and print out pages as you wish.

Click here to check out our full list of EBOOKS (over 160 titles)

Click here for EBOOK download info and instructions

OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up for our newsletter, THE LOWDOWN, and get the word on new products and happenings.


Preferred Email Format:

SEARCH

LET'S GET SOCIAL


Facebook Twitter

LISTEN AND SHOP

Click on the BassPod to enjoy bass solos and bass-heavy songs.

BUY MORE AND SAVE

We offer discounts based on the number of titles purchased in a single order. You will see the discounts automatically applied during checkout.
3-5
5% off
6-9
10% off
10 or more
15% off
PLEASE NOTE:
Discounts apply to merchandise only, not shipping fees.




Perfect Pitch Ear Training Course





A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
0 Item(s)
US$0.00