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EVEN MORE NEW TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS

Aidan Hampson adds four more titles to his collection of bass transcription ebooks. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.

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.



70s SOUL BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
'70s SOUL
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Learn the bass lines to 12 Soul classics of the 1970s.


80s ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
'80s ROCK
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Driving sounds with bass lines to match: 16 greats of the era.
GEORGE MICHAEL and WHAM! FOR BASS
GEORGE MICHAEL
AND WHAM!
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 13 favorites from both his WHAM! days and his solo work.



NEW BOOK: BASS FRETBOARD ATLAS

BASS FRETBOARD ATLAS
BASS FRETBOARD
ATLAS


Mastering the bass fretboard can be challenging, but here's a way to learn scales and arpeggios by seeing their shapes. Diagrams illustrate how the shapes connect and overlap across the neck.

The material in this collection is presented in all 12 keys, using complete 17-fret neck diagrams with color-coded indication of the most common fingerings.



Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on BASS FRETBOARD ATLAS






QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"If you ever feel that you've 'done it' and don't need to practice any more, I suggest you take up something else."
--Stu Hamm


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 39:
SHOW SOME EMOTION


Putting Feelings into the Notes

Having an emotional roadmap for a piece of music makes performing more satisfying and communicates the true meaning of the music to your audience. But, many bassists don’t know how to convey emotions in their playing. This strategy focuses on rapidly developing this skill.

Try this exercise:

Play a one octave major scale many times. Each time you play the scale, convey a different emotion with the sound you produce.
(Read more)



SECRET 40:
EXPAND YOUR CONCENTRATION


Being Aware of Every Detail of Your Playing

Achieving an elevated level of concentration while you practice is essential to your success as a bassist. When you are incredibly attentive, you learn more quickly, remember more, and play better than ever.

One area of concentration is simple: Making sure you’re actually doing what you’re supposed to be doing. If today’s goal is learning the third section of your song, then you must concentrate on that third section. Tear it apart note by note. Go slowly and work out all the details.
(Read more)


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COVER BAND

Here are titles making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.

LELAND SKLAR BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
LELAND SKLAR
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are 9 memorable bass lines from one of the most-recorded bass players ever.



ULTIMATE SLAP BASS
ULTIMATE
SLAP BASS
A definitive text on the slap-bass technique, this book includes over 200 exercises.


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

Bass lines from 13 hits that reveal the artist's creative genius.


THE TOTAL ROCK BASSIST
THE TOTAL
ROCK BASSIST
A study of the styles and techniques of a range of iconic bass players.


STEVE MILLER BAND GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
STEVE MILLER
BAND GREATEST
HITS BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines from 10 of the band's favorite hit songs.


JAMES BROWN BASS PLAY-ALONG
JAMES BROWN
BASS
PLAY-ALONG

There was no one like him. These bass lines include melodies and lyrics.



FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

This month features the following additions to our Free Stuff section:

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
With a Little Help From My Friends
from The Beatles,
with isolated bass track audio


Eric offers a special treat here: a YouTube video with Paul McCartney's isolated bass track playing over the transcription (standard notation and TAB). Very cool.


Bass Transcription of
Don't Come Around Here No More
from Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers


This Tom Petty favorite is off the 1985 album "Southern Accents." It featured Dean Garcia on fretless bass playing the intro, and Howie Epstein playing the rest of the song.

See lots more Tom Petty bass transcriptions in Eric Beaulé's ebook,
Tom Petty Greatest Hits Bass Transcriptions.


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Holistic
Overlapped Forms


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, presents a new and exciting way to visualize the fretboard of a 5-string Bass.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Drop Tuning


Jaime explores the depth and power of drop-D tuning.


JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 62
Chord Arpeggios:
Second Inversion


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, expands on chord note playing by discussing the second inversion.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

NEW COUNTRY SETLIST FAVORITES FOR BASS
NEW COUNTRY
FAVORITES
FOR BASS

What's more fun than a great setlist of new country hits? Here are bass lines for 10 favorites from Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Big & Rich, and more.

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

HARMONIC
ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-


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

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC
ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This massive work enables you to analyze any chord progression, giving you tremendous power to write and improvise music. It will change your musicianship. Includes 48 HD videos and a 72-page pdf ebook.

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

STUDIO BASS MASTERS
STUDIO BASS MASTERS
Session Tips & Techniques from Top Bass Players. Here are secrets and advice from the world's best and most in-demand session bassists.

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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

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