NEWSLETTER: November, 2018
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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.
Here are bass lines for 16 great songs from this long-running British rock group.
Wild and colorful '80s and '90s bands created a unique evolution of Punk. Here's a fat 66-page collection of hits.
ONLINE TECHNIQUE CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
You love his BASS TIPS, so now get in on a free online clinic! Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on Bass Licks, Riffs and more on Tuesday, November 27. Time will be 9:00 pm in Jaime's native Puerto Rico; that's 8:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"The number one criterion for every song is that it has to feel good."
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
MAKE YOUR GOALS ATTAINABLE
How to Stay Motivated and Confident
One fundamental secret to success is having goals. Without goals, bassists spend a great deal of time practicing getting very little done. Your practice plan needs to include important goals.
But, planning alone is not enough. Forward momentum is only sustained if you actually meet your goals. This seems silly to say, but if you want to attain your goals, they must be attainable!
When goals are within reach, several good things happen: You’ll feel a wave of confidence each time you reach a goal, which will prompt you to set up and attain your next goal. As you continually attain your goals, you’ll want to practice as often as possible to receive the positive reinforcement that feeds your self-esteem and keeps you motivated.
BLOW OFF STEAM
Using Your Bass as an Emotional Outlet
Unlike many activities that should not be attempted when you are upset (like driving a car or washing steak knives), playing the bass can actually be enhanced by difficult emotions. Musicians need to convey feelings in their performances, and infusing your music with emotion is an important part of practicing.
If you are upset, angry, or frustrated, try taking it out on your instrument. No, don’t smash your bass on the floor or send it sailing through the nearest window. Just play.
When bassists try this, two things tend to happen. First, they release the negative emotions and start to feel better. The anger and frustration subside as you play with uncontrolled passion.
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 Fleetwood Mac
Here is another John McVie bass line from 1976's "Rumours."
| 1-3 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, applies the eighth-note triplet in a familiar Bach melody.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Jaime examines the tricky and useful six-part beat.
EADG 4: Part 68
Open String Studies
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, presents the use of an open string as a "pedal point," a sustaining tone underlying other notes.
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