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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS

NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOK: THE BLUES BROTHERS


John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd created The Blues Brothers as a popular series of musical-comedy sketches on Saturday Night Live. That grew into the cult-classic movie, which featured jazz, rock, and R&B musical numbers by Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, John Lee Hocker and more.

Legendary bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn not only played on the sound track, he even portrayed himself in the film. Here are his bass lines to 11 great songs from this iconic movie.

Standard notation and TAB. 35 pages.

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
THE BLUES BROTHERS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


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QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline."
--Bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn playing himself in The Blues Brothers (1980)



FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

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Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE on Tuesday, January 28. 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


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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.


SECRET 87:
EXAGGERATE YOUR INTENTIONS


Making Obvious Changes to Your Sound

Imagine yourself on stage, moving toward the most exciting part of the whole concert. You’re getting louder and louder until your song erupts at the peak moment of your performance. Does the audience notice? They might hear nothing more than a slight change in volume from medium to medium loud.

The audience is not aware of your intentions. They are hearing this music for the first time, even if you’ve experienced it five-hundred times. In order for listeners to notice your expressiveness, your intentions must be clear, obvious, and over the top.
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SECRET 88:
SHOOT A VIDEO


Seeing Yourself in a New Light

If you saw yourself performing, would you like what you see? Whenever you play your bass, your only perspective is subjective—what it feels like to play from the inside. You have no idea what you objectively look and sound like from the outside. Seeing yourself on video gives you this advantage.

The most important benefit of video is the sudden and powerful realization that your technique must undergo immediate modification to improve your bass playing. This urgent feeling will strike like a bolt of lightning when you watch yourself. No matter how many times your teacher or another musician has suggested a specific improvement, mere words have no way of describing what you’ve been unable to feel while you play. When you see the issue onscreen, the need for change will be obvious and overwhelming.
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FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

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


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
Scale Exercise
in Intervals of Thirds


Eric offers this musical way to pracice sales: in intervals of thirds. This exercise uses the keys of C and G Major.


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Explicit vs. Implied 2

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, considers what is and isn't apparent in chord notation.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Broken Thirds


Jaime offers broken thirds as a useful pattern for playing scales for warmup and exercise.


JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 26
Adam's Apple and the Fender Jazz Bass


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, works out a Fender Jazz Bass on the Aerosmith song, Adam's Apple.



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BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

HOME PLAYER

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, mail service to many overseas destinations has been temporarily suspended. Click here to see a list of affected countries.

Musicians are not good social distancers. Performers, teachers, students, garage-jam players, fans of live music -- getting together is part of what we do.

But not right now. To blunt the spread of the coronavirus and protect our loved ones and communities, we have to spend a lot more time at home. It will feel strange, but it does not need to be unproductive.

Pick up your instrument. Sit down and cradle it. Noodle out a riff. Learn a new song. Explore some new techniques. Study the style of a favorite player.

This will not last forever. But we must act forcefully and responsibly now. If what we do at this point does NOT feel like overreacting, then it is not enough.

BassBooks.com will continue operating as normally as possible, to keep you supplied with books and music. Our suppliers' warehouse and shipping facilities could be affected by shut-downs, as could deliveries by the US Postal Service and UPS. Of course, our EBOOK downloads will always be available.

Stay healthy.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR BASS, 3 Vol. set
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR BASS
3-VOLUME SET
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
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

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

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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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