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THE LOWDOWN

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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.


In this great Louder interview, Rush frontman Geddy Lee explains why he had to make this incredible book.


SEE GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS


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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, IMAGES AND WORDS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
DREAM THEATER
IMAGES AND WORDS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This was the band's breakthrough album, released in 1992, and their biggest seller.



BEST OF EXTREME BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF EXTREME
-EBOOK/PDF-

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

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 0619

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 basseducinc@gmail.com.



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


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."
--Stu Hamm


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 73:
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.
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SECRET 74:
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.
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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 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.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Minor Pentatonic
Cross Correlations


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
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Major Intervals


Jaime continues his study of intervals by discussing the major intervals, and the musical emotions they express.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

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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BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

HOME PLAYER

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, mail service to many overseas destinations has been temporarily suspended. Click here to see a list of affected countries.

Musicians are not good social distancers. Performers, teachers, students, garage-jam players, fans of live music -- getting together is part of what we do.

But not right now. To blunt the spread of the coronavirus and protect our loved ones and communities, we have to spend a lot more time at home. It will feel strange, but it does not need to be unproductive.

Pick up your instrument. Sit down and cradle it. Noodle out a riff. Learn a new song. Explore some new techniques. Study the style of a favorite player.

This will not last forever. But we must act forcefully and responsibly now. If what we do at this point does NOT feel like overreacting, then it is not enough.

BassBooks.com will continue operating as normally as possible, to keep you supplied with books and music. Our suppliers' warehouse and shipping facilities could be affected by shut-downs, as could deliveries by the US Postal Service and UPS. Of course, our EBOOK downloads will always be available.

Stay healthy.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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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!

EBOOKS

Save time and money (and reduce your carbon footprint!). Order books and transcriptions in easy-to-download PDF form. Read them on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and print out pages as you wish.

Click here to check out our full list of EBOOKS (over 160 titles)

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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.

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.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

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