NEWSLETTER: June, 2019
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS
Here it is, Geddy Lee's spectacular volume on the bass guitar: its origins and history, and the weird and wonderful shapes it has taken. This colorful, large-format hardcover book includes profiles of hundreds of vintage basses, interviews with iconic players, and is the definitive work on the instrument.
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.
IMAGES AND WORDS
This was the band's breakthrough album, released in 1992, and their biggest seller.
BEST OF EXTREME
They described their style during their vibrant '80s and '90s period as "funky metal."
|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 DAILY PRACTICE ROUTINES on Tuesday, June 25. Time will be 9:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"I can get home from a Joe Satriani tour and the very next week I will be playing a Jazz gig for a hundred bucks and dinner, just because it’s a gig and I can get to play."
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.
DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY
Getting Started Is Half the Battle
Every now and then you’ll have a day when you can’t think of anything you want to play. Picking up the bass won’t sound enticing, and you’ll think of other things you should be doing instead. If you can just get yourself to play one of your favorite bass grooves, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. Often, just the process of getting started makes you forget your negative thinking and enjoy yourself.
There will be times you won’t enjoy practicing. That’s okay. It’s not realistic to think you’ll have fun every time. You can’t let negative thoughts get in your way. Plan a specific time you’ll practice and make sure you practice at that time. It doesn’t matter if you want to or not.
KEEP YOUR BASS WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT
Having a Constant Incentive to Practice
How quickly can you start playing your bass? If it takes you five or ten minutes just to set up, you need to make some big changes to encourage yourself to play more often.
An easy solution to this dilemma is to keep your instrument out at all times. Don’t waste time having to pull the case out of the closet, get the bass out of the case, and tune up. If your instrument is already propped up on a guitar stand, you can pick it up now and then as you walk by and quickly make some music. Playing for just a couple minutes can be a fun opportunity to play something you love, is a great way to work on one new item, and gives you the chance for a quick review of what you’ve learned recently.
See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG
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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
C-Chord Tone Pattern
This fun and challenging exercise will help build fluency and familiarity with the bass neck. It covers three chord-tone patterns in C, from the lowest to the highest notes available on a four-string bass.
| Minor Pentatonic
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, presents many minor pentatonic scale tonal possibilities when cross correlated with more complex harmonies.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime continues his study of intervals by discussing the major intervals, and the musical emotions they express.
|EADG 4: Part 16
Different Ways of Playing the Scales
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates the value of breaking up scales into different patterns.
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