NEWSLETTER: April, 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
"The act of 'Performing in Freedom' is the ultimate goal for the serious performer regardless of their style, genre or choice of instrument."
ONLINE TECHNIQUE 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 THE LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE on Tuesday, April 24. 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.
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
OVERCOME THE FEAR FACTOR
Gaining Confidence and Control
Many bassists are afraid to tackle music that seems impossible to play. This is the Fear Factor, and it’s very real. When fear rises up, your natural “fight or flight” response takes over. By avoiding difficult music (essentially a “flight” response), you avoid the fear. The only problem with this approach is you never learn your music!
The essential trick to overcome the Fear Factor is simple: Make any difficult section seem easier by eliminating the difficulty.
SIGHTREAD EVERY DAY
Mastering Printed Music
Many bass players are worried that their sightreading skills are not strong enough. They feel ill at ease whenever they have to read music. Yet, sightreading is seldom made a regular part of their practicing.
Reading music is a touchy subject for bassists. Many bass players feel that tablature is adequate for all their needs. And, tab (which shows you which frets to play on which string) is undoubtedly the best method for playing notes immediately and figuring out very advanced bass lines.
But, what will you do if you need to learn a song you’ve never heard before or if you get asked to play a gig that uses sheet music?
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.
All the tools bass players and drummers need to create sonic textures and build a groove together.
FOR BASS GUITAR
Stuart Clayton presents 10 study pieces to improve any bassist's technique.
Use chord structures to make your soloing more intelligent and effective.
The principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic presents fingerings that improve rhythm and intonation.
This brilliant blues-jam package lets you select the instruments you play along with, and slow tempo without changing pitch!
Learn the bass lines to 15 songs that defined an era.
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
Long Train Runnin'
from The Doobie Brothers
Here's the bass line as played by Tiran Porter. This song was included on the band's 1973 album, The Captain and Me.
See lots more Tiran Porter bass lines in Eric Beaulé's ebook:
TIRAN PORTER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS.
| 1:2 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, shows three ways to tie three eighth notes:
Equivalence, Preferred and Traditional.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Syncopated Eighth Notes
Jaime presents exercises in synopated rhythms.
|EADG 4: Part 57
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates and discusses the peddle/point scale pattern and gives additional tips on improving technique.
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