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THE LOWDOWN

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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS


NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS

BEST OF SUPERTRAMP BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF SUPERTRAMP
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

These prog-to-pop British rockers enjoyed tremendous success in the '70s and '80s. Here are Dougie Thomson's bass lines to 11 hits.



CHUCK RAINEY SELECTIONS
CHUCK RAINEY
SELECTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
One of the studio greats, Chuck Rainey provided the foundation for hits from Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan and many more. Here are bass lines for 11 songs from a range of artists.


See all Aidan Hampson bass music transcription ebooks

QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"Your attitude represents the sum total of your thoughts and feelings. As a bassist, your success will equal your attitude."
--Chuck Rainey


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 91:
UNDERSTAND YOUR NERVOUS CYCLES


Taking Control of Your Feelings

Some musicians are lucky. They never get nervous before a performance. Everyone else needs to understand their nervous cycles.

First off, know that you are nervous because playing bass is important to you. You care so much about your music that you’re worried about making it sound just right. Consider yourself lucky. Many people have nothing they are passionate about.

Second, learn how your nerves affect you physically.
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SECRET 92:
DECIDE ON A DEADLINE


Focusing as if Your Life Depended on It

It’s one thing to say you’re going to learn a new song. It’s entirely different to say you’re going to learn it in three weeks. Having a deadline changes your behavior, alters your thinking, and focuses your bass playing.

Without a deadline, you can fall victim to Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Translation? It could take you forever to master the music. So, set a deadline right now.

The best type of deadline is a performance or audition.
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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
Fly by Night
by Rush


Here's the bass line as played by Geddy Lee on the Fly by Night album of 1975.


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Counterpoint, Part 1

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, presents rhythmic counterpoint as an interplay between melody and harmony.

These concepts and much more are thoroughly presented in Mike's excellent book, Tone Note Music Method For Bass, Book 1. Check it out here:

TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1


JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Passing Notes


Jaime explains the concept of passing notes, which carry you fron one note to another.


JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 76
Double Octave Natural Minor Scales


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, emphasizes horizontal movement on the fretboard using double octave scales, natural minor in this case.



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BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

HOME PLAYER

Musicians are not good social distancers. Performers, teachers, students, garage-jam players, fans of live music -- getting together is part of what we do.

But not right now. To blunt the spread of the coronavirus and protect our loved ones and communities, we have to spend a lot more time at home. It will feel strange, but it does not need to be unproductive.

Pick up your instrument. Sit down and cradle it. Noodle out a riff. Learn a new song. Explore some new techniques. Study the style of a favorite player.

This will not last forever. But we must act forcefully and responsibly now. If what we do at this point does NOT feel like overreacting, then it is not enough.

BassBooks.com will continue operating as normally as possible, to keep you supplied with books and music. Our suppliers' warehouse and shipping facilities could be affected by shut-downs, as could deliveries by the US Postal Service and UPS. Of course, our EBOOK downloads will always be available.

Stay healthy.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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Tony Oppenheim's SLAP IT! will give rookies the right start and help pros refine their touch. Audio tracks included.

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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.

GETTING STARTED

Just learning your way around the bass? We'll start you right.

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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.

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