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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.

PINK FLOYB BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PINK FLOYD
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 12 hits from one of the most popular rock bands ever.



QUEEN BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
QUEEN
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Learn the bass lines to 13 big hits from one of the greatest arena bands.


STEELY DAN COLLECTION FOR BASS
STEELY DAN
COLLECTION
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 13 hits from this quirky, sophisticated American duo.
THE BEST DIVA BASSLINES
THE BEST DIVA
BASSLINES
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 of the great hits by female recording stars.


See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks


QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"In order to project a certain amount of energy, you still must exert it. The amp can relay that energy, but cannot create it. It all must come from you."
--Rufus Reid


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 43:
SET UP PRACTICE LOOPS


Focusing on Essential Notes

Practice loops are a special type of repetition you can use when you’re figuring out how to play something or when you need to overcome a specific technical challenge. When you play a loop, the goal is to play over and over without stopping and build muscle memory.

You especially need loops when you are fighting the tendency to play a specific note incorrectly. You’ll play a very small group of notes that includes the problem notes, regardless of where they fall in the measure. This means you could be playing just a couple beats within a measure or even the last beat of one bar and the first beat of the next bar. Play continuously, go slowly, and make sure you play accurately.
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SECRET 44:
KNOW THE BEST LEFT-HAND TRICKS


Using Virtuoso Techniques to Your Advantage

Many bassists focus solely on playing the correct notes. Spending time on your left hand technique will help you learn the best way to play those notes and allow you to learn faster.

There are basic left hand rules: Your fingers should be more or less perpendicular to the strings and all your fingers should be curved naturally. Don’t let your fourth finger slip behind the fingerboard where it’s completely useless. Your left thumb should generally be positioned behind your second finger. If your thumb moves too far to the left, you won’t be able to reach certain notes.

Virtuoso bassists know additional techniques that will take you far beyond these basics. Here are some essential tricks that are unknown to most bassists:
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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.

BASS PLAYER'S HANDBOOK
BASS PLAYER'S
HANDBOOK
This guide to understanding the instrument covers everything from fingering and tone production to practice habits and setup.


JOHN MAYER ANTHOLOGY FOR BASS
JOHN MAYER
ANTHOLOGY
FOR BASS
Here are bass lines for 21 songs from this inventive singer/songwriter's records.


'80s METAL BASS PLAY-ALONG
'80s METAL
BASS PLAY-ALONG

A quick and easy way to learn some powerful lines, with enhanced CD.


ROLLING STONES BASS COLLECTION
ROLLING STONES
BASS
COLLECTION
Here are bass lines for 12 classic hits from maybe the biggest rock band ever.


BERKLEE PRACTICE METHOD: BASS
BERKLEE PRACTICE
METHOD: BASS
Get your band together and make it sound better!


RUSH BASS PLAY-ALONG
RUSH BASS
PLAY-ALONG
Learn to play your favorite Rush songs with these transcriptions and accompanying tracks.



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
an original Funky Blues Groove in A


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).


JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Chromatism


Jaime discusses the value and application of the chromatic scale.


JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 63
Chord Arpeggios:
Third Inversion


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, further explores the value of chord arpeggios.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BASS TAB WHITE PAGES
BASS TAB
WHITE PAGES

You want songs? How about 200 of them?! Note-for-note bass transcriptions straight from the original recordings. All styles of music are represented in this 1024-page must-have compilation.

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

HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC
ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This massive work enables you to analyze any chord progression, giving you tremendous power to write and improvise music. It will change your musicianship. Includes 48 HD videos and a 72-page pdf ebook.

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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