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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

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NEW BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS EBOOK: THE BEACH BOYS


Especially this summer, we can't all go to the beach and frolic in the sun and surf. But we can celebrate a musical tradition that grew innocently out of the Southern California '60s beach scene.

The Beach Boys became stars in 1962 with Surfin' Safari. But brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and neighbor Al Jardine had started years before, learning harmonies and singing into a reel-to-reel tape recorder Brian got for his 16th birthday.

The Beach Boys rode such hits as Surfin' USA, I Get Around, California Girls, Sloop John B, and Good Vibrations. They were one of the few American bands to carry success through the British invasion and they would become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed pop/rock bands of all-time.

Here are bass lines to 12 of their most memorable hits. Standard notation and TAB. 34 pages.

 

THE BEACH BOYS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
THE BEACH BOYS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


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QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I still believe something is right only when it feels right."
--Brian Wilson


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 99:
IGNORE NEGATIVE CRITICISM


Dismissing People Who Don't Care About You

No one ever achieved greatness without dismissing the glaring criticism of others. And, there will always be criticism. You must develop a thick skin about your bass playing and learn to focus on your own internal process of practicing and improving.

Here is a guideline: You should only heed advice from people who have your best interests at heart.
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SECRET 100:
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS


Experiencing Music in the Dark

Do you depend too heavily on visual information to play accurately? Some bassists can’t play at all without looking at their left hand. If you’re stuck watching your fretboard as you perform, you’re missing out on what music is really all about: sound.

One of the best ways to focus on your sound is to practice in a completely dark room. When you try this, make sure you literally cannot see your hand in front of your face. Once you’ve grown accustomed to being in the dark, try playing some music you know well. How do you feel?
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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.

Transcription of a
Chord Tone Bass Workout in C7


Here's a wide-range workout that uses the whole fretboard.

This play-along video includes TAB, and plays the exercise at various speeds.

Video Play-Along: Chord Tone Bass Workout #1: C7



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 3

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues digging into the modal magic of the melodic minor scale.

Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
The Scale/Mode Approach Method


Jaime explains how to use scales and modes as colors in creating walking bass lines.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 32
Questions: Short Scale Bass


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, discusses the history and benefits of the short-scale bass.



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Cheers, and be well.
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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 jammers, fans of live music -- getting together is what we do.

But we have to be careful for a while yet. To control the spread of the coronavirus and protect our loved ones and communities, we have to spend more time at home, and less gathering with crowds.

Do something useful with this downtime. Pick up your instrument. Noodle on 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 is operating as normally as possible, to keep you in books and music. Our suppliers' warehouse and shipping facilities could be impacted, 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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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.

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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.

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