NEWSLETTER: March, 2019
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
NEW BASS BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG
Rookie, intermediate or expert, raise your game with the skills, exercises and insights in one of these excellent books. They include audio and video downloads. Do it!
FIRST 15 LESSONS:
Get started right: exercises and concepts, playing songs right away, download audio and video lessons.
Players of all skill levels can expand their fretboard knowledge and build confidence to create and perform.
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.
BEST OF OASIS
Seemingly endless internal conflict helped fuel some great songmaking by this hugely popular British rock band.
This creative British rock band has morphed through various musical styles and they're probably not done yet!
|See all Aidan Hampson bass music 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 Music Matters on Thursday, March 28. 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
"People say, 'Oh, blues is easy, it's just twelve-bar,' and it was easy and fun, but to play it properly is something else."
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.
PUT YOUR PRACTICING FIRST
Prioritizing What's Important to You
If your life is busy, you may find it challenging to "fit in" your bass playing. Day after day, practicing can take a back seat to other tasks: paying bills, running errands, and everything else you have to do.
Here's the solution: Practice first.
That's right. Do your practicing before any of your other activities. When you do, something miraculous happens. You still have time to finish everything else on your to-do list, and you played the bass! That's much better than skipping your music to do the more mundane things in life.
For some people, this means practicing first thing in the morning.
Why Today Is All That Really Matters
This secret is a variation of the first strategy in this book, “Practice Every Day.” And, it’s a very important variation. Here’s why:
Even though musicians know they'll benefit from daily practicing, very few people actually do it. There are many reasons for not practicing every day. People are busy. (Of course you’re busy. That’s why you’re reading this book.) Getting a practice session started can be difficult—even though you could complete your ten minutes for today in the time you’re worrying about whether you can practice. And, some days, you’re nowhere near your bass.
There are also subtle, psychological barriers that stop many people from practicing daily.
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 E
This is essentially the fun solo from last month but transposed into the key of E, so it sits in a different range and a different position on the fretboard. Cool transposition practice!
| 1-3 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, introduces the 2-3 rhythm ratio by examining the quarter note triplet.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime examines some basic elements of the 1950s-based Pop Rock style.
EADG 4: Part 3
Natural Minor Scales
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates natural minor scale patterns.
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