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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 THE EAGLES FOR BASS
BEST OF
THE EAGLES
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 13 hits from one of the best and most popular American rock bands.



BEST OF THE FOO FIGHTERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF THE
FOO FIGHTERS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Learn the bass lines to 12 of the band's familiar hits.


BEST OF THE POLICE FOR BASS
BEST OF
THE POLICE
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 11 hits, as played by frontman and bassist Sting.
U2 BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
U2 BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 of the band's popular, driving hits.


See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks


QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I have found that strong hands allow you to relax more, and that is an important aspect in playing technique."
--Jimmy Haslip


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 41:
WORK ONLY ON RHYTHMS


Controlling the Placement of Every Note

Sometimes there’s just too much to think about. If you're learning a new section of music, you may feel overwhelmed with finding the notes, counting difficult rhythms, and phrasing the line. You’ve got to work on all these individual details while simultaneously overcoming the technical challenges needed to play everything together. Given these complexities, many bassists find themselves getting nowhere quickly.

In order to make forward progress, an essential strategy is to work on rhythms all by themselves. When you focus on a particularly challenging rhythm, you can completely forget the high notes, your fingerings, and which frets to play. Leaving these pitch worries behind, you’ll be much more efficient in making the rhythm perfect.
(Read more)



SECRET 42:
CONCENTRATE EXCLUSIVELY ON PITCHES


Knowing You Can Hit Every Note Comfortably

You can usually save the most time by practicing many musical elements (pitch, rhythm, tone, dynamics, articulations, and phrasing) at the same time. As you saw in the previous secret on isolating rhythm though, sometimes you need to step back and fix a specific problem in order to get any work done at all.

Playing the right notes—that is, the correct pitches—remains the chief concern of every bass player. Missing a note is seen as a mistake of such great magnitude that bassists actually stop to fix the note. But, stopping and re-starting will not help you play better. You need a completely different strategy.
(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.

JIMI HENDRIX: ARE YOU EXPERIENCED
JIMI HENDRIX:
ARE YOU
EXPERIENCED
Here are bass-line trancriptions for all 17 songs on his landmark debut album of 1967.



PAUL SIMON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PAUL SIMON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
He's worked with some amazing bass players. Here are their lines on 12 hits.


BEST OF PRINCE FOR BASS
BEST OF PRINCE
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are the bass lines for 11 hits from the Purple King.


BASS CHORD ENCYCLOPEDIA
BASS CHORD
ENCYCLOPEDIA
The bass guitar is under-exploited as a chordal instrument. Fix that!


ULTIMATE TAPPING FOR BASS GUITAR
ULTIMATE TAPPING
FOR BASS GUITAR
Everything from the absolute basics to advanced two-handed contrapuntal techniques.


TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TOM PETTY
GREATEST
HITS BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 15 favorite songs from four decades of the Heartbreakers.



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
an original Blues Bass Solo in E


Play-Along Video

Here Eric presents an original composition you will find fun to learn and play. The video shows the bass line playing over the transcription (standard notation and TAB).

Bass Transcription of
Interstate Love Song
from Stone Temple Pilots


Play-Along Video

Here's the bass line as played by Robert DeLeo. This song was included on the band's 1994 album, Purple. Check out the play-along video.


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:2 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 2


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, expands on a previous lesson and goes deeper into the 1:2 Rhythm Ratio.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 56
Scale Patterns:
Scales in Seconds


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explains the tricky technique of adding seconds to the notes of a scale.


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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.

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

SINGLE STRING STUDIES FOR BASS. VOL 1
SINGLE STRING
STUDIES
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-


Available in four editions:
4-STRING BASS, VOL. 1
4-STRING BASS, VOL 2
5-STRING BASS
6-STRING BASS

Mastering the Bass Guitar Fretboard: This is intensive training for those serious about their instrument. Hard-core information and challenging exercises build deep skills in those willing to put in the work. Extensive audio files included. This is the real deal.

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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