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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS



NEW BASS BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG

Here's the perfect way to improve your playing and master the works of these Giants of Jazz. The Real Book Multi-Track Play-Along series books present 10 great songs from each artist, with lead sheets for bass clef as well as for C, B♭ and E♭ instruments.

The audio-video download is highly flexible. You see your transcription page with a moving marker, and in additon to changing tempo (without changing pitch), you can customize the mix of bass, drums, guitar, piano and horn with on-off buttons for each instrument. It's a fun and highly effective learning tool.

SONNY ROLLINS MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG
SONNY ROLLINS
MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG

The amazing Sonny Rollins, "the greatest living improvisor," has recorded more than 60 albums.



MILES DAVIS MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG
MILES DAVIS
MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG
Trumpeter, bandleader and composer, Miles Davis influenced the evolution of the genre like few players.


THELONIOUS MONK MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG
THELONIOUS MONK
MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG

Thelonious Monk used dissonance, sharp attacks and melodic twists in a unique improvisational style.



CHARLIE PARKER MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG
CHARLIE PARKER
MULTI-TRACK PLAY-ALONG
Charlie Parker had lightning-fast sax technique, and found unexpected chord substitutions and harmonies.



NEW TRANSCRIPTION EBOOK FROM ERIC BEAULÉ


Eric Beaulé has followed up his first collection of CLASSIC ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS with this new ebook of more hits that defined their era.

These 17 songs include such favorites as Highway to Hell and You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC (Cliff Williams), Can't Get Enough from Bad Company (Boz Burrell), Long Train Runnin' by The Doobie Brothers (Tiran Porter), What Is and What Should Never Be from Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones), and many more.

You must know how to play these iconic hits.




See all Eric Beaulé bass music transcriptions here




CLASSIC ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOLUME II
CLASSIC ROCK BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS,
VOLUME II
-EBOOK/PDF-



FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ APRIL 2019 CLINIC

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on Getting Ready for the Live Performance on Tuesday, April 30. 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 basseducinc@gmail.com.



See all Jaime David Vazquez' BASS TIPS in our FREE STUFF section


QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I just wanted more of a challenge, a totally different tonality, which I kind of kick myself for, because playing this fretless thing is like rasslin' an alligator."
--Les Claypool to Geddy Lee


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 69:
PLAY MUSIC YOU LIKE


Making Practicing Inspirational and Fun

This secret sounds crazy. Of course you’ll play music you like! Otherwise, what’s the point of playing bass at all?

Well, to master the bass guitar, you’ll need to do some drills and scales. These exercises could be tedious. Additionally, you’ll need to learn some challenging music to develop specific technical skills. There is no promise that you are going to enjoy playing this music, but you will definitely become a better bassist by learning it.

Just as important though, you’ve got to play music you truly like and sincerely want to learn. These songs are the reason you were drawn to play bass in the first place.
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SECRET 70:
PRACTICE EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO


Sticking to Your Schedule

It's important to make practicing a regular part of your life. Even on the days when you don't want to touch your bass, getting started is essential. That’s one reason why scheduling your practicing is such a good idea. It’s nice to think of practicing the same way as any other activity on your calendar.

There’s another intriguing thing about practicing when you don’t feel like it. When you actually start playing the bass, your negative feelings melt away. Worrying is much worse than simply taking action. Playing bass is fun, so what exactly is it you’re trying to avoid?

When you don’t feel like practicing, the reasons you feel this way have nothing to do with bass playing per se.
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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:


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
La Grange from ZZ Top


Here's an oldie but a goodie: one of ZZ Top's most successful singles about a certain little house outside La Grange, Texas. It was on the Tres Hombres album of 1973.

This song is one of 17 iconic hits in Eric's new ebook,

CLASSIC ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS, VOLUME II



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1-3 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 6


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, introduces the sixteenth-note triplet in a 1:6 rhythm ratio.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Tempo Changes


Jaime introduces the "speed up" and "slow down" tempo changes: accelerando and ritardando.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 4
Chords in Major Keys


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explores further the building of chords in the major keys.



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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.

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
FIRST 15 LESSONS: BASS GUITAR
FIRST
15 LESSONS:
BASS
GUITAR
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-
TOM PETTY
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

STU COOK, CCR
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-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-


GROOVE 101
GROOVE
101

-EBOOK/PDF
VERSION
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-

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

6-STRING BASSICS
6-STRING BASSICS

The complete guide for mastering the six-string bass, with 99 demo tracks on the audio download. Scales, arpeggios, modes, chord forms, two-handed tapping and more.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT,
PREVENTION AND
BETTER HEALTH

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

Bass player Dr. Randall Kertz examines common and not so common problems that the musician may encounter during practice or performing situations. You need this book.

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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