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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS


NEW BASS BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG

JAMIROQUAI BASS BOOK, VOL. 2
JAMIROQUAI
BASS BOOK
VOL. 2

Here's Stuart Clayton's second collection of bass lines from London's popular funk/acid jazz band. 135 pages with 16 songs from the Travelling Without Moving and Synkronized albums.



JIMI HENDRIX: THE COMPLETE SCORES
JIMI HENDRIX:
THE COMPLETE SCORES

This spectacular new offering presents vocal, guitar, bass and drum parts for 52 songs from four albums. 1040 pages, hardbound in purple velvet, with a slipcase . . . it's a masterwork. Learn the steady Noel Redding bass lines that let Hendrix' guitar playing soar.



VIDEO CELEBRATION: KIND OF BLUE, 60 YEARS ON


It started as just another Miles Davis recording session, as drummer Jimmy Cobb recalled. Who knew that the freewheeling, unrehearsed album they were cutting, Kind of Blue, would become the biggest selling Jazz recording of all time? It is still revered and celebrated 60 years after that August, 1959 session in New York City.

The good folks at Sweetwater have created an excellent video commemorating the 60th anniversary of Kind of Blue. It's really worth watching. And even okay for work (a crowd will probably gather around your desk).

Kind of Blue, 60th Anniversary (Sweetwater)


Here's another video that focusses on the making of the landmark album. It too is outstanding.

The Making of Kind of Blue (2004)


And when you have the time to sit back and soak in it, here's the full album:

Kind of Blue, the full album (1:40:50)


If you want to see Paul Chambers' bass lines and learn to play these classic moves, here are the transcriptions we offer:

Kind of Blue bass music transcriptions

All Miles Davis titles

KIND OF BLUE
KIND OF BLUE


QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"When you go this way, you can go on forever. You don't have to worry about changes . . . It becomes a challenge to see how melodically inventive you are."
--Miles Davis, discussing the modal jazz style pioneered on Kind of Blue


FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 0919

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on THE SYNCOPATED BASS on Tuesday, September 24. Time will be 9:00 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


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 79:
PUSH BEYOND YOUR TARGET TEMPO


Making Performing Easier Than Practicing

Every song has a performance tempo—a target you want to hit. After days or weeks of work, you will finally reach it. At that point, you’ll need a new goal: the ability to control the music at your target tempo consistently under any circumstances.

It’s one thing to work up to this tempo in your practice room. But, it’s quite another to have the poise needed to play at this speed during a performance.

If you’ve been diligently practicing and have just barely gotten your music up to speed, you are not yet ready to perform. You never want your performance to be at the very peak of your abilities, a level of bass playing that you only sometimes achieve. You need to be in your comfort zone onstage, fully in control of your music and ready to give your all.
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SECRET 80:
USE YOUR INNER VOICE WISELY


Avoiding self-criticism

It’s important to use your inner voice carefully. The inner voice often acts as a critic, stating everything you’re doing wrong.

If this voice says anything about you, then you have gotten outside the music and have started to think about yourself while you play. Your job as you play bass is just that—to play the bass. You shouldn’t be thinking about yourself.

Turning off the inner voice is next to impossible. But, you can control this voice and use it to your benefit. The key is to focus your inner voice on the process of playing the bass itself.
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See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG


See all our DAVID MOTTO titles



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 a
Fun Funky Groove in G


Bass Play-Along video

This bouncy funk line in G sounds good and looks impressive!



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Key vs.
Tonal Center


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, helps clarify some confusion over naming.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Augmented Intervals


Next in his study of intervals, Jaime looks at the augmented intervals, which cry out to be resolved!



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 71
The Climb


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, introduces a great little technique exercise to give your fingers a fun workout.



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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

JIMI HENDRIX: THE COMPLETE SCORES
JIMI HENDRIX:
THE COMPLETE
SCORES
This masterwork contains vocal, guitar, bass and drum parts for 52 songs from four albums in its 1040 pages. Standard notation and TAB. Hardbound in purple velvet, with a slipcase. Magnificent.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also check out the
ONLINE COURSE

Tony Oppenheim's SLAP IT! will give rookies the right start and help pros refine their touch. Audio tracks included.

The ONLINE COURSE is a lifetime subscription that accesses more exercises and lessons. Like Volume 2 of SLAP IT!

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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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