NEWSLETTER: February, 2019
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
NEW BASS PLAY-ALONG BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG
The Bass Play-Along series from Hal Leonard is truly the way to learn great songs. The audio download lets you hear the bass line as you follow on the page (both standard notation and TAB, with melody, lyrics and chords) and then you play the part to the separate backing track. You can even slow the tempo without changing pitch. Very cool.
From stadium anthems to a hit movie, Queen was a mega-band. Here are bass lines for 8 great songs, with the Play-Along audio download.
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Stevie Ray Vaughan was a most influential guitarist-songwriter of the '80s blues revival. Here are bass lines for 8 great songs, with the Play-Along audio download.
Among the founders of thrash metal, Metallica has been bashing it out for nearly 40 years. Here are bass lines for 8 great songs, with the Play-Along audio download.
The most influential music group in history created lots of songs you should know how to play. Here are bass lines for 8 of them, with the Play-Along audio download.
|See all Bass Play-Along series books
NEW TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS FROM AIDAN HAMPSON
Prolific transcriptionist Aidan Hampson adds two more great collections. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.
With his own band, Chic, and numerous marquis stars, Bernard Edwards wrote, played and produced great hits. Here are his bass lines for 14 of them.
Britpop was a lighter, brighter reaction to the darkness of '90s grunge. Here are bass lines for 13 songs from various groups of the movement.
|See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks
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 on Advanced Bass Playing on Tuesday, February 26. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"I'm the youngest of five brothers and all my brothers play different instruments. And I used to always take the things that they did on their instruments and learn how to do them on the bass, whether it was an actual melodic line, whether it was a drum rhythm or whether it was a technique -- I would apply it to the bass."
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.
NOTICE WHAT YOU DO WELL
Don't Waste Time Worrying
Do you recognize your accomplishments and feel good about them? Or, do you focus only on your musical problems?
It’s important to know which aspects of your playing need improvement. After all, every bassist wants to be better. But, it’s equally important to notice progress you’ve made.
Don’t become one of those bassists who plays an amazing concert but leaves the stage feeling down. Thousands of notes played perfectly, yet they focus all their thoughts and energies on the two notes they missed. That is not healthy. And, it’s not a good use of your time.
A balanced approach is better. Remember that music (like life itself) always has room for improvement but needs to be enjoyed today.
set UP A PLEASANT PRACTICE SPACE
Personalizing This Important Area
If you dread walking into the room where you practice, you’ll never go in there. It’s better if you’re comfortable where you play bass. You’ve got to practice regularly, and you can’t have any hesitation about beginning a practice session. Wanting to go to your practice room is especially important if you are a procrastinator. Make your practice space interesting and inviting so you’ve eliminated one barrier to practicing every day.
Granted, some rooms are nicer than others. If you’re stuck practicing in the attic or basement, even after you clean up the cobwebs, you’ll still be dealing with exposed pipes and low ceilings. Having only a corner of a room to use for playing bass is also challenging. You can’t let situations like these get you down. There are always ways to make your practice area more inviting.
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 a
Cool Blues Solo in C
Bass Play-Along video
This bright and lively bass solo uses chord tones and works the upper reaches of the fretboard.
Check out the play-along video demo.
| 1-3 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, uses the triplet to create a shuffle rhythm.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime demonstrates "pumpin' eights," the common rock cluster of eight fast notes.
EADG 4: Part 2
Arpeggiated Major Chords
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, presents the basics for playing major chords on the bass.
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