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NEW BOOK: MANAGING YOUR BAND

MANAGING YOUR BAND
MANAGING
YOUR BAND


From dive bars to festivals, from branding and merchandising to marketing and publicity, from publishing and licensing to rights and contracts, Marcone and Philp leave no stone unturned in this comprehensive guide to artist management. Whether you're a DIY musician or an aspiring manager, this book can help you keep your shirt and maybe, just maybe, make a buck.

Among the major chapters in this book are:

• Care and Feeding of the Creative
• Marketing Your Band
• Merchandising and Sponsorship
• The Modern Recording Contract
• Touring
• So How Do I Make Some Money?

This is an excellent resource for anyone even thinking about doing some business with his or her music.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on MANAGING YOUR BAND




NEW BOOK, DVD: SCALES AND MODES FOR THE BASS

SCALES AND MODES FOR THE BASS
SCALES AND MODES
FOR THE BASS


Here's an informative book paired with instructional DVD lessons for a comprehensive learning experience. Watch and learn with this innovative system.

Each topic has several exercises, and the high-definition DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information, and popular song examples help to demonstrate the concepts in action.

Subjects include Major and Minor Scale Shapes, Pentatonic Scale Shapes, The Seven Modes, and Mixolydian Bass Grooves.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on SCALES AND MODES FOR THE 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.

BEST OF ED SHEERAN
BEST OF
ED SHEERAN
-EBOOK/PDF-

Here are bass lines for 11 popular songs from this multi-talented young English singer-songwriter.



PROG BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
PROG BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Progressive Rock is a hotbed of creative energy, and it shows in these 11 bass lines.


See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks


ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ AUGUST CLINIC

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 EXPLORING ALTERNATE TUNINGS on Tuesday, August 28. 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


QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"It’s nice to be at home and be able to go off on holidays, but when you don’t work on stage you lose your identity."
--John Entwistle


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 53:
KNOW WHY YOU'RE PRACTICING


Keeping Sight of the Big Picture

The strategies in this book explain why simply playing through songs over and over will never make your bass playing effective. Instead, you focus on the small, musical details that actually need your attention. Each of these details—such as Tough Stuff, transitions, tone production, and technique—needs to be dealt with efficiently. To be efficient you decide what can realistically get done today. Then, you dive in and start working on just those few, chosen items.

There’s just one problem with all this focus: You can lose sight of why you’re really playing the bass!

The real reason for all your hard work is to achieve your musical dreams. These long-term musical goals served as the inspiration for playing bass in the first place.
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SECRET 54:
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE


What You Say and Think Affects Your Bass Playing

As mentioned in the introduction to this book, it’s not a good idea to spend time alone saying negative things about yourself and criticizing your musical abilities. The reason? The language you use while practicing actually affects your bass playing.

This effect is evident before you even begin to play. Read the next two sentences out loud and see how each makes you feel.

(1) I have to practice bass today.

(2) I get to play bass today.

These two statements express the same idea but create radically different outcomes in your thinking process. The first makes learning music seem like a problem. The second reveals that music is an opportunity.

When you enter your practice space, your thoughts will affect your attitude and progress. Here are some ground rules for staying positive while playing bass:

· All criticism must address the practice goals. Never direct criticism inward toward you. Keep your focus outward on the solution to musical problems. It’s better to say, “Count all of those rests,” instead of “I never come in at the right time. What’s wrong with me?”
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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
Tennessee Whiskey
from Chris Stapleton


This is the bass line as played by J.T. Cure on the Chris Stapleton hit, off his 2015 album, Traveller.

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

NEW COUNTRY FAVORITES FOR BASS.



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
Part 3


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, gets a little deeper into the 1:4 rhythm ratio by looking closely at dotted eighth notes.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
What Is a Bass Riff?


Jaime presents and demonstrates various ways to define this commonly used term.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 79
Setting Up Your
Bass Guitar


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, presents the tools and procedures to adjust your bass so it plays and sounds its best.



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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-
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-


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-

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BEST OF QUEEN
See all our QUEEN bass transcription collections

Go see the movie and then learn the bass lines! "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a(nother) Freddie Mercury hit. To let you play the rest of them, we have several books of great QUEEN songs.

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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