NEWSLETTER: March, 2018
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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.
|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."
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
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.
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:
See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.
Here are titles making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.
This guide to understanding the instrument covers everything from fingering and tone production to practice habits and setup.
Here are bass lines for 21 songs from this inventive singer/songwriter's records.
A quick and easy way to learn some powerful lines, with enhanced CD.
Here are bass lines for 12 classic hits from maybe the biggest rock band ever.
Get your band together and make it sound better!
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:
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
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
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime discusses the value and application of the chromatic scale.
|EADG 4: Part 63
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, further explores the value of chord arpeggios.
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