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FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ

SOLO BASS

The word "Jazz" derives from mid-1800's slang for "pep" or "energy." The music emerged out of the cultural stew around New Orleans late in that century, and morphed as it spread across the globe.

Beyond that, attempting to describe Jazz is dangerous. And un-Jazz-like. Here's what some smart people have said about it.

"What's tied Jazz together is its foundation in the Blues, a reliance on group interplay and the unique phenomenon of spontaneous improvisation." --D C DowDell

“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the mother****er who plays it is 80 percent.” --Miles Davis

"Get out there and improvise and take chances and don't be a perfectionist." --Dave Brubeck

"The better it gets, the fewer of us know it." --Ray Brown

"I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once." --John Coltrane

"Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it." --Yogi Berra


BEST OF THE JAZZ MASTERS, VOL 1
NEW!
BEST OF THE
JAZZ MASTERS
VOLUME 1

Aidan Hampson's latest transcription collection presents masterworks in Jazz bass from Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Garrison, Scott LaFaro and Charles Mingus.



THE ALL-JAZZ REAL BOOK
THE ALL-JAZZ
REAL BOOK
A massive guide to playing over 200 Jazz tunes in the Classic, Contemporary and Latin forms. 550 pages and a CD with 37 selected numbers.
(Not bass-specific.)


BERKLEE JAZZ BASS
BERKLEE JAZZ BASS
Beginner or expert, electric or acoustic, the experienced authors/instructors at Berklee can help you expand your ability and refine your technique.



THE JAZZ MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO CREATIVE PRACTICING
THE JAZZ MUSICIAN'S
GUIDE TO
CREATIVE PRACTICING
Make practicing interesting and enjoyable by identifying manageable tasks you can master.
(Not bass-specific.)


BASS STANDARDS
BASS STANDARDS
Note-for-note transcriptions of 17 of the finest improvised Jazz bass performances ever recorded.



BEYOND TIME AND CHANGES: GUIDE TO JAZZ IMPROVISATION
BEYOND TIME AND
CHANGES: MUSICIAN'S
GUIDE TO FREE
JAZZ IMPROVISATION
Hal Crook offers a methodology to guide the advancing improviser through the uncharted musical territory of free Jazz.
(Not bass-specific.)


100 JAZZ LESSONS
100 JAZZ LESSONS
A huge variety of Jazz bass styles, techniques, and concepts are covered in 100 modules with detailed instruction, playing examples, and an audio download of performance demos.



GUIDE TO JAZZ IMPROVISATION
A GUIDE TO
JAZZ IMPROVISATION
A practical and intuitive approach to learning basic Jazz improvisation through 12 lessons and an accompanying CD.


MEL BAY'S COMPLETE JAZZ BASS BOOK
MEL BAY'S COMPLETE
JAZZ BASS BOOK

This comprehensive method covers all aspects of Jazz bass performance, from basic theory and fingerboard studies to rhythm patters, chord construction, melodic minor scales and much more.



THE JAZZ THEORY BOOK
THE JAZZ
THEORY BOOK
With over 500 pages and 750 musical examples, this is the most comprehensive study of Jazz harmony and theory.
(Not bass-specific.)


See all our JAZZ titles



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 entitled MODERN BASS PLAYING TECHNIQUES on Friday, January 29. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at [email protected]



See all Jaime David Vazquez' BASS TIPS in our FREE STUFF section


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.

Transcription of
slow blues in G


Here's a seven-chorus Jazzy blues track as played by Rufus Reid on the Jamey Aebersold collection, Nothin' But Blues. It contains many gems worth learning.


See all Eric Beaulé transcriptions available in our catalog



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Latin Jazz Bass


Jaime explores the basics of playing Jazz with Latin American rhythms.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Playing Jazz, Part 1

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, offers a first step for getting serious about learning to play Jazz well.

Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

The Big Boppers perform
Mr. P.C. by John Coltrane


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, shows how it's done in a 1991 recording of his band playing a Coltrane composition, named in honor of bassist Paul Chambers.



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The BassBooks.com crew

BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
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.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

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.

Click here to see all Josquin's books.

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