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NEW BASS TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS

Prolific British transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has been missing from our catalog for a while, but he returns with a fresh lineup of great collections. Which ones make you want to play?

BEST OF ELVIS FOR BASS
BEST OF ELVIS
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

The King created rock history, gave us memorable hits and played with some great bassists.



LELAND SKLAR BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
LELAND SKLAR
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Nine popular hits from one of the most recorded bass players ever.


BEST OF NATHAN EAST FOR BASS
BEST OF
NATHAN EAST
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

These tracks showcase Nathan East's versatility across styles and genres.


PAUL SIMON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PAUL SIMON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 12 of this prolific songwriter's great works.


ESSENTIAL COVER BAND SONGS VOL. 1
ESSENTIAL
COVER BAND SONGS
VOL. 1
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here's help with some of the songs that audiences always seem to request.
ESSENTIAL COVER BAND SONGS VOL. 2
ESSENTIAL
COVER BAND SONGS
VOL. 2
-EBOOK/PDF-

More help with some of the songs that audiences always seem to request.



THE BEATLES: SGT PEPPER'S BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
THE BEATLES:
SGT PEPPER'S BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Paul McCartney's bass lines from one of the most important albums of all time.
BOB DYLAN BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BOB DYLAN
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

America's minstrel has created some great songs. Here are bass lines to 12.





VICTOR WOOTEN: LEARN MUSIC JUST LIKE LANGUAGE

"Although many musicians agree music is a language, it is rarely treated as such."

In a deeply impressive TED ED video five-time GRAMMY® winner Victor Wooten uses his own astonishing bass playing to highlight his view that music should be learned the same way a child absorbs language: by using it, every day, in close contact with "experts," and making lots of mistakes.

"Learning to speak was not something you were sent somewhere to do only a few times a week."

See all our titles featuring Victor Wooten.



QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"Tim! Help me out, Tim! Let me hear you walk a little bit, Tim!"
--James Brown to bassist Tim Drummond leading in to the bass solo at the end of "I Can't Stand Myself"


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.


SECRET 27:
ALWAYS WARM UP


Rising to the Challenge

Playing the bass is a lot like playing sports. You develop specialized skills, you can succeed or fail on any given day, and you need to warm up before you play. For musicians, warming up has three components: body, mind, and technique.

First, you’ve got to be warmed up physically to play at your best. Your body needs to feel comfortable and up to the physical challenge of playing bass. Stretch out a little. Jump up and down a few times to get the blood pumping. If you’re cold, soak your hands in warm water and put on a sweater. This entire process can be done in about a minute.
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SECRET 28:
BEGIN WITH THE BASICS


Mastering the Skills that Matter Most

Let’s say you’ve been driving for many years. Even with all that experience and time behind the wheel, you still couldn’t compete in the Indianapolis 500. Professional drivers have mastered a set of specific, insider skills that you don’t know.

The same is true with music. What makes great bassists great is their focus on specific, technical skills that let them control tone, rhythm, dynamics, time, and the feel. The insiders in the music world know that real virtuosity comes from mastering these Basics of Music. It’s not about how many notes you can play per second.

You may want to skip the Basics when you play bass, concentrating instead only on the fun stuff, like learning a new song or playing something you already know. Here’s the problem with that approach: You need the Basics to learn new material in the first place!
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See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.



COVER BAND

Here are titles making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.

BEST OF TOWER OF POWER FOR BASS
BEST OF
TOWER OF POWER
FOR BASS

Here are 15 funky favorites for bassists from the horn-heavy Oakland soulsters.



GARRY TALLENT BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
GARRY TALLENT
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
The dynamic lines that stand out in the busy setting of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.


LEARN ROCK BASS, INTERMEDIATE
LEARN ROCK BASS
INTERMEDIATE
-DVD-

Develop and create your own bass style, with drum and guitar backing tracks.


THE TRUE CUBAN BASS
THE TRUE
CUBAN BASS
Acoustic or electric, improve your partnership with the Latin rhythm section.


GIANTS OF BASS
GIANTS OF
BASS

Dissect the individual approaches of Bass masters such as Mark King, Flea, John Paul Jones and Jaco Pastorius.
MAKE IT FUNKY
MAKE IT FUNKY
A celebratory investigation of the classic funk era, 1965-1980. Includes full-accompaniment CD.




FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

This month features the following additions to our Free Stuff section:

ERIC BEAULÉ
www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
I Saw Her Standing There
from The Beatles


This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.

Most transcriptions of this favorite song miss the variations and details hidden in Paul McCartney's bass lines. The song is off the 1963 album, Please Please Me.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

BASS LESSON:
15 Bass Clef Key Signatures


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, invites you to take a more detailed look at the evolution of key signatures.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 47
Applying the Modal System
to Blues Rock


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, goes deep on how to use the Modal System in playing Blues Rock.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

PLAY LIKE JACO PASTORIUS
PLAY LIKE
JACO PASTORIUS

The trademark songs, licks, tones and techniques of the world's greatest jazz fusion bassist.

SEE OUR MANY JACO PASTORIUS TITLES HERE

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
THE JOHN ENTWISTLE BASS BOOK
THE
JOHN ENTWISTLE
BASS BOOK
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-
BERRY OAKLEY
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

CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE
-ONLINE COURSE-


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-


SIGHT READING FUNK RYTHMNS FOR BASS
SIGHT READING
FUNK RHYTHMS
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

HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This massive, detailed course enables you to analyze any chord progression, giving you tremendous power to write and improvise music. Downloadable HD videos and 72-page PDF 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

CHORDS AND CHORD SHAPES FOR BASS GUITAR
CHORDS AND
CHORD SHAPES
FOR
BASS GUITAR
-EBOOK/PDF-
A highly ambitious ebook of fretboard charts, showing chords in all keys and forms. Indispensable!

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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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