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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.

QUEEN BASS PLAY-ALONG
QUEEN
BASS
PLAY-ALONG

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 BASS PLAY-ALONG
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
BASS
PLAY-ALONG
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.


METALLLICA BASS PLAY-ALONG
METALLICA 1991-2016
BASS
PLAY-ALONG

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 BEATLES BASS PLAY-ALONG
THE BEATLES
BASS
PLAY-ALONG
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.

BERNARD EDWARDS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BERNARD EDWARDS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

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 BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BRITPOP
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
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

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ FEBRUARY 2019 CLINIC

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 basseducinc@gmail.com.



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


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."
--Victor Wooten


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 65:
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.
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SECRET 66:
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.
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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:


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
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.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1-3 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 4


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
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
The Eights


Jaime demonstrates "pumpin' eights," the common rock cluster of eight fast notes.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

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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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-
TOM PETTY
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

STU COOK, CCR
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-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-

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BEST OF QUEEN
See all our QUEEN bass transcription collections

Go see the movie and then learn the bass lines! "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a(nother) Freddie Mercury hit. To let you play the rest of them, we have several books of great QUEEN songs.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT,
PREVENTION AND
BETTER HEALTH

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

Bass player Dr. Randall Kertz examines common and not so common problems that the musician may encounter during practice or performing situations. You need this book.

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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