NEWSLETTER: August, 2018
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NEW BOOK: 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.
NEW BOOK, DVD: 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.
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.
|See all Aidan Hampson bass transcription ebooks|
ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
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 email@example.com.
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."
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
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.
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?”
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:
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.
Bass Transcription of
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.
| 1:4 Rhythm Ratio,
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
| BASS TIPS:
What Is a Bass Riff?
Jaime presents and demonstrates various ways to define this commonly used term.
|EADG 4: Part 79
Setting Up Your
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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