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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS


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.

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

Here are basslines for 12 great hits from this volatile band of Londoners.



YACHT ROCK BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
YACHT ROCK
-EBOOK/PDF-

Good playing and good listening: basslines for 12 super-smooth rock songs from various artists.


See all Aidan Hampson bass music transcription ebooks


NEW BASS BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG

BOB SEGER BASS PLAY-ALONG
BOB SEGER
BASS PLAY-ALONG

From Detroit to international fame, with 75 million records and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along the way.



COMPLETE TECHNIQUE FOR DOUBLE BASS
COMPLETE TECHNIQUE
FOR DOUBLE BASS

Studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas, to improve left hand and right bow-arm skills.



FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 0719

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on EIGHT-FINGER TAPPING on Tuesday, July 30. 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

"Cutting (the book) down was the hardest part of it, because the original manuscript was 845 pages. We had to whittle it down from over 30,000 photographs to a manageable 408 pages and about 1000 photographs. And it's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, you know. Every time a photo's changed, whatever caption you had written for that photo has to change. And so you're sort of chasing your tail for months. '"
--Geddy Lee

See GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS


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 75:
GO WILD


Ridding Yourself of Inhibitions

You don't need to be reserved when you play the bass. It’s not a desk job. Musicians are not judged by the same standards as people in the workplace. You have more freedom to behave the way you really want to when you play a musical instrument. So, start this process in the practice room.

If you can’t be yourself when you play the bass, when exactly will you let the real you emerge? While you’ve got your bass in your hands, infuse your music with your deepest desires. Let your inhibitions have the day off. Go for it!
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SECRET 76:
GET RID OF PRACTICE BARRIERS


Eliminating Roadblocks in Your Life

So many bassists place barriers between themselves and playing their instruments that they never get around to practicing. Others only squeeze in one practice session every week or two. Imagine how much more fun you would have if you played bass regularly. You’d improve faster and never feel guilty about not playing.

Make it easy to start practicing. Don’t let physical or mental barriers get in your way.
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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
Flashy Blues Solo in E


Bass Play-Along video

Here's a quick-moving and impressive solo line that will help build your chops.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Definition vs. Meaning

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, begins an exploration of the difference between objective and subjective expression.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Minor Intervals


Next in his study of intervals, Jaime looks at minor intervals.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 35
Hello Hooray and the Gibson SG Bass

John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates the tonal qualities of the Gibson SG bass guitar as he plays along with the 1973 classic from Alice Cooper.



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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
FIRST 15 LESSONS: BASS GUITAR
FIRST
15 LESSONS:
BASS
GUITAR
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-
TOM PETTY
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

STU COOK, CCR
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-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-


GROOVE 101
GROOVE
101

-EBOOK/PDF
VERSION
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-

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BEST OF ELTON JOHN FOR BASS
BEST OF
ELTON JOHN
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-


Play songs from the ROCKETMAN movie. It's the story of how a pudgy kid named Reginald Dwight became the spectacular Elton John.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BASSIST'S GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT,
PREVENTION AND
BETTER HEALTH

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

Bass player Dr. Randall Kertz examines common and not so common problems that the musician may encounter during practice or performing situations. You need this 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

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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