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FUN WITH MUSIC THEORY

Don't think that the study of music theory has to be dry and technical. Don't worry that you won't get it. And don't believe for a second it won't make you a better player.

After all, music theory is really just a way to organize and name musical elements, and understand how they relate to each other. You already know a ton of that, even if the specific terminology is new. And there are books that make it fun and entertaining to explore theory, from blues progressions and pentatonic patterns to the Circle of Fifths and inversions of the diminished triad.

Find what works for you. And remember, you get to play your bass while studying this material!


See all our MUSIC THEORY titles


HARMONY AND THEORY
HARMONY
AND THEORY

This book is a step-by-step guide to lessons and analysis of intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures, transposition, chord inversions, harmonizing the major and minor scales, and more.



BASS FRETBOARD TRUTH
BASS FRETBOARD
TRUTH
Mike Overly integrates 50 timeless lessons that will truly revolutionize your bass learning experience. Each lesson builds upon the last; by the end you will have a much better understanding of music and bass.


EADG4
EADG 4
This book teaches the bass player what music theory is and how it works on the fretboard of the bass guitar. It uses finger patterns and charts rather than notation and TAB.



FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
 FOR 4, 5, AND 6-STRING BASS
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FOR 4, 5, AND
6-STRING BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
Here's a no-nonsense comprehensive study of scales, modes, chords, arpeggios, extended fingerings, diagonal fingerings, functional harmony, theory and more.


ARPEGGIO WOODSHEDDING
ARPEGGIO
WOODSHEDDING

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
This comprehensive study covers the 60 most important arpeggios encountered in modern music. It will help the practicing bassist develop a balance of harmonic wisdom and fingerboard firepower.



MUSIC THEORY FOR THE BASS PLAYER
MUSIC THEORY
FOR THE
BASS PLAYER
This is Ariane Cap's immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around smart musician.
See Ariane's videos and online courses at arisblog.com


See all our MUSIC THEORY titles



FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 0521

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation entitled MODERN BASS PLAYING TECHNIQUES V on Monday, May 24. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at basseducinc@gmail.com.



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


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.

Transcription of a
Jazzy Blues Solo in C


Eric offers this sweet-moving blues solo with Jazz influences.

Video demonstration: Jazzy Blues Bass Solo


See all Eric Beaulé transcriptions available in our catalog



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Neighbor Tones


Jaime explains the non-harmonic, weak-beat moves known as neighbor tones.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Playing Jazz, Part 5

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, further expands the definition of improvising to include harmonic minor scale modes.

Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 3B
Natural Minor Scales and Minor Chords


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, continues a study of minor scales and looks at their relation to minor chords.

Natural Minor Scales, Part 3


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The BassBooks.com crew

BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

HOME PLAYER

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, shipping services may be delayed, especially to overseas destinations.

Musicians are not good social distancers and the past year has been painful. But things are inching back toward normal, sort of. Go easy and be smart.

BassBooks.com is operating as normally as possible, to keep you in books and music. Deliveries by the US Postal Service and UPS have been improving. As always, our EBOOK downloads remain available, quickly and contact-free!

Stay well.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also check out the
ONLINE COURSE

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

The ONLINE COURSE is a lifetime subscription that accesses more exercises and lessons. Like Volume 2 of SLAP IT!

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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.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

JOSQUIN DES PRES

JOSQUIN DES PRES
Bass player, record producer, songwriter, and TV composer Josquin Des Pres has also found time to write many instructive books for bass. His work includes everything from funk and hip hop and R&B to classical music, sight reading, fretless and even music-career advice.

Click here to see all Josquin's books.

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