NEWSLETTER: September, 2018
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NEW BOOKS JUST ADDED TO OUR CATALOG
What do Stu Hamm, Jeff Buckley, John Benítez and The Beatles have in common with Spinal Tap? They're all subjects of cool new books we added to our lineup this month. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.
|MORE NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS|
Aidan Hampson adds two 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|
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"I love to listen to one person playing an instrument. I can listen to Glenn Gould play Bach all day. Or Rostropovich. I just love that. One guy, one instrument. Live. It’s great! And I’d never really thought of the bass that way till I saw Jaco."
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
UNDERSTAND THE LEARNING CURVE
It's Normal Not to See Constant Improvement
You may find it difficult to believe that you’ve forgotten how to play something that was completely playable just a couple days ago. Not seeing day-to-day progress can be frustrating.
This frustration comes from misunderstanding the learning curve. Bass players expect the learning curve to work like this: Once a section of a song is learned, it will only get better, easier, and faster. Every day will be an improvement on the day before, and progress will always move in a positive direction.
Unfortunately, here’s how the learning curve actually works: You learn some music. But, when you return to this same music another day, you might have to figure it all out again.
Recognizing Accomplishments Keeps You Motivated
Sometimes it’s difficult to motivate yourself to practice—even for ten minutes a day. What would it take to convince you to play your bass every day this week? How about every day this month?
Try setting up a reward system to give you an extra incentive to practice regularly. From gold stars for children to Caribbean vacations for top salespeople, rewards are a proven method to change behavior. People are especially motivated when they get to choose their own reward. You know what motivates you. Make yourself an offer you can’t refuse.
Musicians are often guilty of underplaying their accomplishments.
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 Aretha Franklin
The Queen of Soul left us recently. In tribute, Eric Beaulé offers this transcription of the bass line as played by Tommy Cogbill on one of her signature songs.
|EADG 4: Part 67
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, offers basic exercises to get you playing, and playing better, when it just seems you can't make progress.
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