NEWSLETTER: May, 2019
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
ROCKETMAN: UPCOMING ELTON JOHN MOVIE
Late this month, Paramount Pictures will roll out ROCKETMAN, the story of how a pudgy kid named Reginald Dwight became the spectacular Elton John. And just as BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY made you suddenly have to know how to play Queen's hits, this likely box-office smash will suck you into Sir Elton's music. Get Aidan Hampson's transcriptions collection and start learning now!
BASSIST OF THE YEAR 2019 COMPETITION
Talented amateur musicians are again vying for a chance to impress star judges. And this year adds a bass-playing category to the long-running Guitarist of the Year competition.
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.
METROPOLIS PT. 2
The prog metal band's epic first concept album was a masterpiece.
KIND OF BLUE
One of the seminal albums from one of the towering figures in American jazz.
|See all Aidan Hampson bass music transcription ebooks
FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on MUSIC AS A LIFESTYLE on Tuesday, May 28. Time will be 8:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at email@example.com.
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"(James Brown) told me I was too busy; I was playing a lot of stuff. He loved all the different stuff I was playing, but if I were to give him the one – the one beat on every four count – and then play all that other stuff, he said, 'Then, you my boy.'"
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.
PRACTICE WHENEVER YOU CAN
Taking Advantage of Limited Time
Many bassists feel that they won’t accomplish their goals without extraordinary amounts of uninterrupted practice time. They think, “If I can’t play for two or three hours straight, it’s not worth getting started.”
But, let’s look at reality: If you’ll only practice when you have hours of free time, you’ll never get around to playing the bass at all.
It’s good to re-think your practicing strategy.
COMMIT YOURSELF TO THE LONG TERM
Appreciating the Life-Long Pursuit of Musical Goals
As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Many bass players think there will be a point in life when they will “arrive.” In this imaginary future, they envision playing bass easily and effortlessly. The practicing will be over, and they’ll be able to play brilliantly without doing any work.
Here’s the reality: Every musical accomplishment will lead to a new set of aspirations. To rise to these challenges you’ll still want to practice, focus on your craft, and continue your artistic growth. Each day you’ll make a new practice list, spend a short amount of your limited time working through that list, and do your best to meet your goals.
Always having goals leads to a strange conundrum.
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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
Boopin' Blues Solo in G
Bass Play-Along video
This is a lively and rhythmic line that's fun to play, sounds great, and exercises your sense of the beat.
| Major Pentatonic
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, presents many major pentatonic scale tonal possibilities when cross correlated with more complex harmonies.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime starts an analytical study of intervals, beginning with the perfect intervals.
EADG 4: Part 7
Seventh Chords in Major Keys
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates the 7th chord patterns and shapes for major keys, using the D Major scale in this example.
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