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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS


NEW ERIC BEAULÉ TRANSCRIPTION EBOOK: JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP


John Cougar Mellencamp is one of the founding practitioners of heartland rock. He writes and performs songs about the simple drama of rural American life, with what he once called "a raw Appalachian" lyrical outlook.

His 24 studio albums span from the mid-'70s to the present. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award 13 times, and won one.

This collection from Eric Beaulé includes bass lines for 15 hits from seven of Mellencamp's albums.

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
JOHN COUGAR
MELLENCAMP
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


See all Eric Beaulé bass music transcription ebooks


NEW AIDAN HAMPSON BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS

ARETHA FRANKLIN BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
ARETHA FRANKLIN
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

There was no one like the Queen of Soul. These bass lines for 12 favorites were played by Tommy Cogbill, Jerry Jemmott and Chuck Rainey.



BEST OF FRANK ZAPPA BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF FRANK ZAPPA
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This profoundly creative composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist self-produced more than 60 albums.
See all Aidan Hampson bass music transcription ebooks

QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"One thing I'm going to tell you about Aretha . . .she wasn't about no bull. If you didn't play her music right, you would be beheaded. I learned from Aretha how to be a hard-playing guy. You got to give 100 percent, and when I played with her, I gave 100 percent."
--Ralphe Armstrong, Aretha Franklin's bass player for 30 years


FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 1019

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on THE LATIN BASS on Tuesday, October 29. 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 81:
DEFINE SUCCESS


Knowing What Matters to You

Everyone knows what success is. Success is when you succeed! However, only you can define what success means for you. Feelings of success are highly personal, and you should develop your own definition of success so you know when you achieve it.

In general, there are two ways to choose your definition of musical success:

1. Using external cues like a reviewer’s opinion about your performance or the amount you were paid for a gig.

2. Focusing on internal benchmarks that other people may not even recognize, such as mastering a particular piece of music or developing a new technique that lets you be more expressive.

The external signs of success are public and easier to see, but the internal have more meaning. The main difference between these two is who decides when you’re successful.
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SECRET 82:
RECORD YOURSELF


The Power of Objective Listening

As a practicing musician you are expected to do the impossible. While playing, you are supposed to listen carefully to identify everything that needs improvement.

Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to play bass and listen to yourself at the same time. Trying to critique your sound as you create it is distracting and lessens your ability to play your best in the first place!

What’s more, musicians are often inaccurate when they assess their own playing. You might think that a run-through went well because it felt good to play, regardless of the actual sound produced. Similarly, performers who struggle through a few sections often report that the run-through went badly—even if they played beautifully. These subjective judgments give you an unclear picture of the true quality of your bass playing.

If you want to save enormous amounts of time in the practice room, don’t evaluate yourself as you play. Instead, record a run-through. Do not judge or criticize your performance as you create it.
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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
Rain on the Scarecrow
by John Cougar Mellencamp


This is a haunting contemplation on the passing of the American family farm.

It's one of 15 hit songs in Eric's ebook,

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Tonal Center Number
vs Tone Number


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, wades into some critical distinctions in discussing tonal centers.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Seven Essential Scales


Jaime lays out the first scales every bass player must know.


JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 33
Doctor Doctor and the Gibson Les Paul Signature Bass


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates this great 1975 instrument to the 1974 UFO song.



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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

THE BEATLES COMPLETE SCORES
THE BEATLES
COMPLETE
SCORES
This magnificent collection presents bass, guitar, vocal and drum parts for every song The Beatles recorded. All 210 of them, in 1136 pages! Standard notation and TAB. Hardbound with a slipcase. A marvelous work.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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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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