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NEW BOOKS: GIANTS OF BASS

GIANTS OF BASS VOLUME 1
GIANTS OF BASS
VOLUME 1: 60s and 70s


Here's a brilliant new set from Stuart Clayton, revising and greatly expanding his previous book, GIANTS OF BASS. The two volumes are organized by decades, and offer in-depth analyses of the most respected, accomplished and influential bass players of the times.

For each of these remarkable artists, Stuart presents a thoroughly researched biography, selected discography, gear analysis and a detailed breakdown of their commonly used playing techniques.

As a special bonus, for each player, Stuart provides an original, full-length piece of music written expressly to showcase their characteristic style.

Volume 1 features James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Duck Dunn, Rocco Prestia, Jaco Pastorius, John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Paul McCartney, Larry Graham, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, and Bernard Edwards.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on GIANTS OF BASS, VOLUME 1: 60s and 70s



GIANTS OF BASS VOLUME 2
GIANTS OF BASS
VOLUME 2: 80s and 90s


The second volume of GIANTS OF BASS offers the same detailed approach, and focusses on the great players of the 1980s and 1990s.

The featured bassists are Cliff Burton, Sting, Billy Sheehan, Mark King, Flea, Marcus Miller, John Myung, Pino Palladino, Stuart Hamm, Stuart Zender, Tim Commerford, Victor Wooten, and Michael Manring.

Audio tracks for the included songs (both full-band and bass-free backing tracks) are available as free downloads from the publisher's website.

Don't miss these great tributes to the artists who helped make playing the bass what it is today. Understanding what they did will make you better at what you do.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on GIANTS OF BASS, VOLUME 2: 80s and 90s




QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"The good bass player always picks his spots. . . trying to use notes which primarily let the soloist know where he is at all times. The true function of the instrument should never be forgotten."
--Ray Brown


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 31:
TACKLE THE TOUGH STUFF


Mastering Difficult Material

In every piece of music, there is inevitably one section that seems unplayable. It’s either
too high or too fast, or it just seems too hard. Sometimes there are many of these sections.
Throughout this book, this difficult material will be called “Tough Stuff.”

The Tough Stuff is important because it reminds you of the main purpose of practicing
the bass: learning material you cannot play right now so you can master it and perform it
successfully later. As much as you might want to go over everything you already do well in
the limited amount of time you have for practicing, you need to build new skills.
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SECRET 32:
USE A METRONOME


Making Sure Your Tempos Are Even

Mastering the basics will make you a great bass player. As you work on basic music elements like intonation, tone, rhythm, and dynamics, it’s essential that you learn to keep even time. Playing at a steady speed is a crucial part of mastering rhythm and an absolute must for playing successfully in any band.

If you’re serious about keeping a steady tempo, you need a metronome in your arsenal of musical accessories. The difference between practicing with a metronome and practicing without one is like the difference between driving on the freeway with your eyes open and driving while blindfolded. It’s simply too dangerous to practice without a metronome.
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COVER BAND

Here are titles making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.

LED ZEPPELIN IV - UNTITLED
LED ZEPPELIN IV
For its fourth album, the group shunned all branding and hype to let the music speak for itself. It was untitled, unidentified, and contained Stairway to Heaven.



BASS GUITARIST'S GUIDE TO READING MUSIC, BEGINNER
BASS GUITARIST'S
GUIDE TO READING MUSIC
BEGINNER
INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
An excellent 3-volume set to build and refine any player's sight reading skills.


BASS CHORD ENCYCLOPEDIA
BASS CHORD
ENCYCLOPEDIA

Chords play a huge role in bass playing, even if you aren't playing chords!
SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also see the
-ONLINE COURSE-
One of the standard resources for learning more about slap bass lines.


6-STRING BASSICS
6-STRING BASSICS
A book/audio-download pack with everything to know about the 6-string bass.


JACO PASOTRIUS
JACO PASTORIUS
THE GREATEST
JAZZ-FUSION
BASS PLAYER

The intricate, expressive bass lines to 14 songs from this amazing talent.



FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

This month features the following additions to our Free Stuff section:

ERIC BEAULÉ
www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
a Lesson from Alain Caron


This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaulé, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.

Alain Caron gave a Master Class at Ultimate Bass Camp 2017, and here Eric presents a series of practice exercises Alain recommends. He said, "Learn the scales, the triads, chord tones and arpeggios and practice them inside and out. In all 12 keys. Over two octaves. Then from the lowest to the highest note on your bass neck. Be able to play them in your sleep."



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

BASS LESSON:
1-1 Rhythm Ratio


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, explains how to practice the basic building blocks of rhythm: the 1-1 ratio has one beat to one counting part.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 60
Chord Arpeggios:
Root Position


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, emphasizes how critical it is for a bass player to know chord notes and changes.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SOUL FINGERS: DONALD
SOUL FINGERS:
DONALD "DUCK" DUNN

The life and music of one of the most influential bass players ever, with rare photos, stories, audio demos, gear notes, transcriptions of 57 hit bass lines. A remarkable new package.

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

CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE
-ONLINE COURSE-


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

HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This massive, detailed course enables you to analyze any chord progression, giving you tremendous power to write and improvise music. Downloadable HD videos and 72-page PDF 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

CHORDS AND CHORD SHAPES FOR BASS GUITAR
CHORDS AND
CHORD SHAPES
FOR
BASS GUITAR
-EBOOK/PDF-
A highly ambitious ebook of fretboard charts, showing chords in all keys and forms. Indispensable!

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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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