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NEW EBOOK: NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS

NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS
NEW COUNTRY
FAVORITES
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-


Nothing is more fun than a great setlist of new country favorite hits. Country Girl (Shake It for Me), Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy), Tennessee Whiskey, Wagon Wheel -- More than Three Chords and the Truth, these country songs and the artists who recorded them represent a current take on Americana.

Eric Beaulé has transcribed the bass lines for 10 favorites from the recent stars of country music, including Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Big & Rich and more.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS




MORE NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS

Aidan Hampson adds four more titles to his collection of bass transcription ebooks. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.

GREEN DAY: DOOKIE
GREEN DAY:
DOOKIE
-EBOOK/PDF-

The punk rockers had their breakout album in 1994. Here are Mike Dirnt's bass lines for all 14 songs.



FRANK SINATRA BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
FRANK SINATRA
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Ol' Blue Eyes was one of the most popular singers ever. Here are bass lines for 11 of his iconic hits.


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

Here are bass lines for 15 hits from this Tennessee alt/pop rock band.
BRUNO MARS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BRUNO MARS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
This singer-songwriter works in a range of styles. Here are bass lines for 13 songs.


See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks


QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I thought, well . . . what else could you do? You might even be able to play notes that aren’t in the chord . . . or maybe even a little tune through the chords that doesn’t exist anywhere else. Maybe I can have an independent melody."
--Paul McCartney


ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ BASS CLINIC JULY 2018

You love his BASS TIPS, so now get in on a free online clinic! Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN STYLE on Friday, July 27. Time will be 9:00 pm in Jaime's native Puerto Rico; that's 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


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 51:
USE A TIMER


Freeing Yourself from Watching the Clock

Timers have a bad reputation with musicians. You may have visions of parents putting a timer on top of a piano and telling their young child to keep practicing until the timer goes off. This technique is a sure way to take the joy out of playing music.

One positive use of a timer is to decide exactly how long you want to practice and to set your timer when you start. Unlike the parent scenario above, you are making the decision to play the bass. It’s not being forced on you. This is a crucial difference. Setting a timer for the duration of your practice session does wonders for your concentration if you are very busy, easily distracted, or just unmotivated.

Another timer technique helps you develop the high level of focus needed to have major breakthroughs in your bass playing. Here’s how this technique works:

1. Pick one item to work on. This could be a single scale or exercise, a very specific section of a song, or something you’ve been avoiding. Choose just one item.
(Read more)



SECRET 52:
KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR METRONOME


Going Beyond the Simple Quarter-Note Click

Metronomes are great tools for busy bass players. They help you play evenly, achieve tempo goals, discover sections that need more focused practicing, and train your muscles to play without making mistakes.

Try using your metronome to do more than simply click quarter notes. To keep your practicing fresh and to learn faster than ever, try these metronome tricks:

· Modern metronomes can subdivide accurately for you, and it’s great to hear eighth notes, sixteenth notes, or triplets when you need them.

· Have your metronome click less frequently than quarter notes, forcing you to fill in the other beats mentally.

· For music in three, have the metronome click only the downbeat. You’ll need to count and feel the other beats.
(Read more)


See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.



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
All Summer Long
by Kid Rock


This is the bass line for Kid Rock's song, All Summer Long, off the 2007 album Rock n Roll Jesus.

See nine more great country hits in Eric Beaulé's ebook:

NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 2


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues with the 1:4 rhythm ratio by presenting two sixteenth notes beamed to one eighth note, and one eighth note beamed to two sixteenth notes.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Recording the Bass


Jaime offers an introduction to recording with modern technology.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 66
Modes


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, walks you through scales in the various modes, and shows how they will tell you the key.



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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
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

HARMONIC
ANALYSIS
-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-


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

SPINAL TAP - THE BIG BLACK BOOK
SPINAL TAP:
THE BIG BLACK BOOK


If you're a Spinal Tap fan, you might spontaneously combust if you don't get this ginormous, astoundingly comprehensive book about the band in the next three minutes. If you aren't a fan, never mind.

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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