Welcome, Guest ( Login )

NEWSLETTER: November, 2017

BassBooks.com - Your #1 Bass Guitar Instructional Site
THE LOWDOWN

BassBooks.com's email newsletter for November, 2017.

To sign up for this free email newsletter, click here.

NEW EBOOK: TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS

TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TOM PETTY
GREATEST HITS BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


Tom Petty lived a humble, genuine life -- not something universally adored rock stars usually manage.

In tribute to Petty's four decades of great music-making with the Heartbreakers, Eric Beaulé has transcribed the bass lines for 15 of the band's hit songs. Ron Blair was the main bassist in the group.

Included here are Breakdown, Refugee, The Waiting, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin', Mary Jane's Last Dance and many more.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on TOM PETTY GREATEST HITS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS




NEW EBOOKS FROM AIDAN HAMPSON

The prolific Aidan Hampson adds eight more titles to his collection of bass transcription ebooks. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.

BEST OF ELTON JOHN FOR BASS
BEST OF
ELTON JOHN
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 12 of your favorite Elton John hits.



ABBA BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
ABBA BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 12 of your favorite ABBA hits.


BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC FOR BASS
BEST OF
FLEETWOOD MAC
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 11 of your favorite Fleetwood Mac hits.
BEST OF AEROSMITH FOR BASS
BEST OF
AEROSMITH
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 12 of your favorite Aerosmith hits.


BEST OF COLDPLAY FOR BASS
BEST OF
COLDPLAY
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for 13 of your favorite Coldplay hits.


BEST OF DREAM THEATER FOR BASS
BEST OF
DREAM THEATER
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for 10 of your favorite Dream Theater hits.


THE STONE ROSES
THE STONE ROSES
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Bass lines for all nine songs on The Stone Roses' debut album.


INCUBUS: MAKE YOURSELF BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
INCUBUS:
MAKE YOURSELF BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Bass lines for all 13 songs on Incubus' Make Yourself album.



QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"Everything I needed to know was in Aretha's vocal and piano introduction. I just took the country-two feel and added a little spice with sixteenth-note lead-ins, pickups and turnarounds."
--Jerry Jemmot on Aretha Franklin's "Think," 1968


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 35:
WRITE IN YOUR MUSIC


Remembering Today's Details Tomorrow

Some bassists treat their sheet music like an ancient manuscript to be displayed in a museum. They keep it in perfect, pristine condition. Sheet music—whether it’s standard notation or tab—is just a tool to help you learn faster. And, tools rarely stay in brand-new condition when used.

Writing in your music is one of the best ways to help you improve as quickly as you can. There are several items to write in your music:

• Tough Stuff: You need to clearly define the small areas of difficult music that will need to be worked on. Use a very light pencil mark to circle these sections. Once you have mastered a section, erase your pencil marking.

• Technical Details: Put in fingerings, shifts, positions, and any other information to remind you of what to play. These markings will constantly guide you as you play through your music.

• Phrasing: Write down dynamics, emphasis marks, and any phrasing ideas you have.
(Read more)



SECRET 36:
WORK ON SPEED LAST


Controlling the Notes Is More Important Than Going Fast

Here’s a rule every bassist should take to heart: If you can’t play something slowly, there’s no way you can play it quickly.

Trying to play music up to speed before you have control of it wastes enormous amounts of your time. This frustrating way of learning music is the main reason many bassists have to practice for an hour to achieve the same results they could have gotten in ten minutes by practicing correctly.

Immediately playing music at the performance tempo is usually impossible. There’s just too much going on to be able to execute everything well at full speed. When you eliminate speed as a goal in learning new music, you will be much more relaxed. Once you’ve worked out your fingerings and learned the music at a slow tempo, you’ll focus on increasing speed as the very last step in mastering the song.
(Read more)


See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.



COVER BAND

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

GIANTS OF BASS Vol 1
GIANTS OF BASS,
VOL. 1: '60s AND '70s

Detailed analysis of the great players: bio, gear notes, technique study, original song.



GIANTS OF BASS Vol 2
GIANTS OF BASS,
VOL. 2: '80s AND '90s
Detailed analysis of the great players: bio, gear notes, technique study, original song.


RUSH BASS PLAY-ALONG
RUSH BASS
PLAY-ALONG

Favorite-song transcriptions plus CD with both full-band and no-bass tracks.
BASS GRIMOIRE COMPLETE
BASS GRIMOIRE
COMPLETE
Reference tool with thousands of diagrams, charts, illustrations and fretboard patterns.


TIRAN PORTER DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
TIRAN PORTER,
DOOBIE BROTHERS BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Accurate bass lines for 10 of The Doobie Brothers greatest hits.


'80s METAL BASS PLAY-ALONG
'80s METAL BASS
PLAY-ALONG

Transcriptions include melody and lyrics, and CD (played in MAC or PC) can vary tempo without affecting pitch.



FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

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

ERIC BEAULÉ
www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
I Won't Back Down
from Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers


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

Tom Petty, one of America's genuine rock treasures, just left us. Here's the bass line from a Heartbreakers' favorite, one that defined Petty himself, as played by co-writer Jeff Lynne.

This song is included in Eric's new book,
Tom Petty Greatest Hits Bass Transcriptions.


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

BASS LESSON:
Repeat Repeatedly


In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, explores a new layer of complexity in following repeat signs.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 61
Chord Arpeggios:
First Inversion


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, defines the "first inversion" in playing chord notes, and stresses how important and commonly used it is.


SUBSCRIBE / UNSUBSCRIBE / TELL A FRIEND

If you or somebody you know would like to be added to our mailing list, just click here and put in an email address.

For subscribe/unsubscribe options, please use these links:
Click here to Subscribe / Click here to Unsubscribe


Cheers,
The BassBooks.com crew

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

PLAY LIKE JACO PASTORIUS
PLAY LIKE
JACO PASTORIUS

The trademark songs, licks, tones and techniques of the world's greatest jazz fusion bassist.

SEE OUR MANY JACO PASTORIUS TITLES HERE

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!

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

A Gift Certificate from BassBooks.com is easy and thoughtful. Let friends and family pick the titles they want, while you help them grow as musicians.

Click here for Gift Certificates

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

EBOOKS

Save time and money (and reduce your carbon footprint!). Order books and transcriptions in easy-to-download PDF form. Read them on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and print out pages as you wish.

Click here to check out our full list of EBOOKS (over 160 titles)

Click here for EBOOK download info and instructions

OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up for our newsletter, THE LOWDOWN, and get the word on new products and happenings.


Preferred Email Format:

SEARCH

LET'S GET SOCIAL


Facebook Twitter

LISTEN AND SHOP

Click on the BassPod to enjoy bass solos and bass-heavy songs.

BUY MORE AND SAVE

We offer discounts based on the number of titles purchased in a single order. You will see the discounts automatically applied during checkout.
3-5
5% off
6-9
10% off
10 or more
15% off
PLEASE NOTE:
Discounts apply to merchandise only, not shipping fees.




Perfect Pitch Ear Training Course





A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
0 Item(s)
US$0.00