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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OF ALL: JAMES JAMERSON

JAMES JAMERSON

The folks at Wikipedia hit the basics: "James Lee Jamerson (1936-1983) was an American bass player. He was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s . . . and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history.

"He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As a session musician he played on 23 Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits, as well as 56 R&B number-one hits."

The accolades are everywhere. In its special article The 100 Best Bass Players of All Time Bass Player magazine ranked Jamerson number one, and the most influential bass guitarist. And Rolling Stone named Jamerson number one on its list of the 50 Greatest Bassists of All Time.

Some serious talent. You're probably playing a lot of Jamerson lines already. Studying what he did with them will only make you better.



STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
STANDING IN THE
SHADOWS OF MOTOWN

The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson: He was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove -- the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands.



JAMES JAMERSON BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
JAMES JAMERSON
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Here are bass lines for 14 beloved Motown hits from Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and many others.


R&B BASS MASTERS: THE WAY THEY PLAY
R&B MASTERS:
THE WAY THEY PLAY

A close examination of the legendary R&B bassists that shaped modern music. In addition to James Jamerson, explore the styles of Duck Dunn, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmot, and many others.



WHAT MAKES MOTOWN BASS MOTOWN?
WHAT MAKES MOTOWN
BASS MOTOWN?-
An exploration of this much loved and highly bass-driven musical style. Analysis of pitch sets, rhythmic cells and more reveals the essential character of the bass lines played by Jamerson and others.


See all our JAMES JAMERSON titles



FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 1020

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation entitled THE SCALE APPROACH on Tuesday, October 27. Time will be 9:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at [email protected]



See all Jaime David Vazquez' BASS TIPS in our FREE STUFF section


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.

Transcription of a
Motown-Style Groove in C


Eric offers this hoppin' solo line in the style of many Motown favorites.

The play-along video includes TAB with a moving cursor, and also has an accompaniment-only section to let you carry the solo on your own.

Video Play-Along: Motown-Style Groove in C


See all Eric Beaulé transcriptions available in our catalog



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 5

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, continues his exploration of the melodic minor scale's modes.

Check out Mike's excellent book, TONE NOTE MUSIC METHOD FOR BASS, Book 1



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Basic Bass Tumbaos, Part 1


Jaime kicks off a series focussed on how to play the basic patterns of popular Latin dance music.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 50
Wearing Your Own Shoes


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, talks about feeling comfortable with what you play, and playing what you feel comfortable with.



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The BassBooks.com crew

BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

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But we have to be careful for a while yet, and not gather in crowds. BassBooks.com is operating as normally as possible, to keep you in books and music. Our suppliers' warehouse and shipping facilities could be impacted, as could deliveries by the US Postal Service and UPS. Of course, our EBOOK downloads will always be available, quickly and contact-free!

Stay healthy.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

JOSQUIN DES PRES

JOSQUIN DES PRES
Bass player, record producer, songwriter, and TV composer Josquin Des Pres has also found time to write many instructive books for bass. His work includes everything from funk and hip hop and R&B to classical music, sight reading, fretless and even music-career advice.

Click here to see all Josquin's books.

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