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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!


See the official trailer for ROCKETMAN




BEST OF ELTON JOHN FOR BASS
BEST OF
ELTON JOHN
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-



BASSIST OF THE YEAR 2019 COMPETITION

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ APRIL 2019 CLINIC

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.

MusicRadar, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player and Bass Guitar magazines are on the hunt for the 2019 Guitarist of the Year, Young Guitarist of the Year, Acoustic Guitarist of the Year and Bassist of the Year.

Celebrity judges who will be evaluating players' clips posted to You Tube in the new bass category are Mark King (Level 42), Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani), Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) and Robert Trujillo (Metallica).

Read all about the Bassist of the Year 2019 competition on BassPlayer.com


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.

DREAM THEATER, METROPOLIS PT 2 BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
DREAM THEATER
METROPOLIS PT. 2
-EBOOK/PDF-

The prog metal band's epic first concept album was a masterpiece.



MILES DAVIS, KIND OF BLUE BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
MILES DAVIS
KIND OF BLUE
-EBOOK/PDF-

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

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 0519

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 basseducinc@gmail.com.



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


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.'"
--Bootsy Collins


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 71:
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.
(Read more)



SECRET 72:
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.
(Read more)


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 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.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Major Pentatonic
Cross Correlations


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
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Perfect Intervals


Jaime starts an analytical study of intervals, beginning with the perfect intervals.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

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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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-

SEARCH

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BEST OF ELTON JOHN FOR BASS
BEST OF
ELTON JOHN
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-


Be ready to play songs from the ROCKETMAN movie coming at the end of the month. It's the story of how a pudgy kid named Reginald Dwight became the spectacular Elton John.

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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