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NEW BOOK: BASS FRETBOARD WORKBOOK

BASS FRETBOARD WORKBOOK
BASS FRETBOARD
WORKBOOK


Ever find yourself in uncharted territory moving along the neck of your bass? Here's a systematic solution to learning the fretboard. Take your playing to a new level and expand your musical comprehension, with no reading of music!

Fretboard charts, 104 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on BASS FRETBOARD WORKBOOK




NEW BOOK: CHORD BASSICS

CHORD BASSICS
CHORD BASSICS

Slim enough to tuck in your case, this comprehensive guide shows big, readable fingering charts for virtually every chord you will ever need to produce. Including different inversions (E major 7 is shown in six separate forms), there are over 500 chords here.

Fretboard charts. 76 pages.

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NEW EBOOK: TIRAN PORTER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS

TIRAN PORTER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TIRAN PORTER,
THE DOOBIE
BROTHERS BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS


This collection provides accurately transcribed bass lines of The Doobie Brothers' classic hits, as played by bassist Tiran Porter. There are 10 songs taken from six albums.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 52 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on TIRAN PORTER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS




QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"Now I was thinking that maybe I could even run a little tune through the chords that doesn't exist anywhere else. On "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," for example, you could easily have had root notes, whereas I was running an independent melody through it, and that became my thing."

--Paul McCartney


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 19:
BE YOUR OWN TEACHER


Acting Like a Coach and Cheerleader

Being your own teacher is not about replacing your bass teacher. It is about taking on the teacher persona during your practice sessions. Playing this role means you must think like your bass teacher. This means quickly but carefully analyzing what you are doing and how you sound. You must be an objective observer, giving yourself guidance on how to improve.

Why is it so important for bassists to take on the role of teacher while they’re practicing? The main reason is the nature of learning music itself.
(Read more)



SECRET 20:
STAY RELAXED


Eliminating Tension to Make Playing Easier

Both physical and mental tension can be debilitating in your musical life. Mental tension, more commonly called stress, affects your ability to concentrate, to listen carefully, and to remain interested in results as you work on technical challenges or difficult material.

An intriguing way to deal with stress is to make sure you play the bass every day. The very process of playing music has a calming effect. Playing daily also eliminates any feelings of guilt you have about avoiding your bass. (Read more)


See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.




JAMES WHITON INTERVIEW

JAMES WHITON

"I love being in trios. A trio really allows the bass a certain amount of freedom that disappears as you add players."

"With a bow the sound becomes much more like the human voice and can be sustained."

In a wide-ranging interview in Alibi, bassist-composer James Whiton reveals some pointed facts about his band experiences and his current solo efforts. A looper plays a key role in his compositions.

Alibi article interviewing James Whiton

YouTube clip of James Whiton soloing with his looper



COVER BAND

Here are titles making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages, prices and ordering information.

ADVANCED STUDIES FOR BASS GUITAR
ADVANCED STUDIES
FOR BASS GUITAR

10 study pieces to help the modern bassist master important techniques.



MILES DAVIS, KIND OF BLUE
MILES DAVIS,
KIND OF BLUE
Solo and accompaniment parts for the songs on this landmark 1959 jazz recording.


TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS
TONE NOTE
MUSIC METHOD
FOR BASS

A clear and simple method that teaches music and develops skill qiuickly.


BASS CHORD ENCYCLOPEDIA
BASS CHORD
ENCYCLOPEDIA

From jazz chord solos to heavy-funk power riffs, there are lots of uses for chords on the bass.

COUCH POTATO BASS WORKOUT
COUCH POTATO
BASS WORKOUT

A fun, straightforward approach to building bass technique while watching TV!
PINO PALLADINO BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PINO PALLADINO
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

A close look at the early fretless-bass work of this legendary session player.



FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

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

ERIC BEAULÉ
www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
Rockin' Down the Highway
from The Doobie Brothes,
as played by Tiran Porter.


This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.

Here's a free preview of Eric's ebook Tiran Porter, The Doobie Brothers Bass Transcriptions. Rockin' Down the Highway is a Tom Johnston composition that appears on the group's 1972 album, "Toulouse Street."



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Chords and Arpeggios


Jaime shows how the notes may be the same but the playing is not.



MIKE OVERLY
www.12tonemusic.com

BASS LESSON:
Bass Tone Rows


In this video lesson, GRAMMY® nominated music educator Mike Overly, author of Bass Encyclomedia, presents 13 iconic bass riffs used in the songs of Eric Clapton, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, SRV, Elvis, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Albert King and others.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 49
Memorizing an Order for
the Circle of Fifths


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, offers a neat pattern for practicing scales (played musically!) following the Circle of Fifths.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

IMPROVISING AND SOLOING IN THE POCKET
IMPROVISING
AND SOLOING
IN THE POCKET

Play along with nine original pieces in a variety of styles. Includes notation for melodies, chords and scale forms, plus theory worksheets and high-quality DVD.

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

CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE
-ONLINE COURSE-


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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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

CHORDS AND CHORD SHAPES FOR BASS GUITAR
CHORDS AND
CHORD SHAPES
FOR
BASS GUITAR
-EBOOK/PDF-
A highly ambitious ebook of fretboard charts, showing chords in all keys and forms. Indispensable!

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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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