NEWSLETTER: January, 2019
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NEW BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG
Prolific transcriptionist Aidan Hampson adds two more great collections. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.
The Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business created hundreds of ground-breaking songs. Here are bass lines for 12 of them.
Creative invention crops up all over pop music. Here are bass lines for 14 innovative songs from 14 unique bands.
ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
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 called No Boundaries on Tuesday, January 29. 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 email@example.com.
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"I suppose there’s been times in my career where I felt, “Whoa, is this where it ends? Is this where I need to have a change of careers, where I need to start taking myself seriously and focus on my responsibilities as a human being?” Luckily, I kind of just stuck to my guns and was able to progress through all those gray areas."
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips to help any bass player improve and grow.
This critical guidance is from his excellent ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
The ebook is also available in a PREMIUM EDITION, which includes exclusive content and a monthly teaching call with David.
SCHEDULE YOUR PRACTICING
Giving Your Bass the Place of Importance It Deserves
Is playing the bass as important as other activities in your life? Work, school, lessons, volunteer activities, and sports leagues all have one thing in common. They run on a schedule. Without the schedule, they stop functioning.
If playing bass is important to you, then practicing should be on your calendar. Music takes up only a brief part of your day and should be incredibly easy to schedule. Everyone has small holes of available time. Fit your practicing into these spaces. Your life will be much easier if you know exactly when you’re going to practice.
How you do your scheduling is up to you. You may find it simplest to practice at the same time each day.
DON'T GET FRUSTRATED
Expecting the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
When you practice, you often work on music you can’t control yet. Practicing is about taking unfamiliar musical information and slowly working it into something familiar.
Unfortunately, tackling unfamiliar topics is frustrating for most people, and bassists are no exception. Frustration caused by the unfamiliar is normal and should be expected to arise during practicing. If frustration is expected, then you won’t let it get the best of you. Instead of feeling stymied and angry—which slows down or even stops forward progress—you will be able to detach yourself from your negative feelings.
When you feel the slightest bit of frustration, recognize what is happening and stop it from overwhelming you.
See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG
See all our DAVID MOTTO titles
FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS
This month features the following additions to our Free Stuff section:
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.
Bass Transcription of
Blues Solo in B
à la "Red House"
Bass Play-Along video
Here's a fun 12-bar Blues bass solo in the style of the classic blues song "Red House." It uses the Blues scale, the minor pentatonic scale with the ♭5th added.
Check out the play-along video demo.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
The 32nd Note
Jaime looks at the super-quick 32nd note.
EADG 4: Part 70
EADG 4 Jam #1
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates some fine free-form improvisation that will inspire any player.
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