NEWSLETTER: November, 2019
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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS
INCREDIBLE NEW TRANSCRIPTION BOOK: THE BEATLES -- COMPLETE SCORES
And when we say complete, we mean it. Here are the bass, guitar, drum and vocal parts for every song The Beatles recorded. All 210 of them! In one deluxe 1136-page hardbound volume with slipcase.
NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOK: JAMES JAMERSON
Arguably the greatest, most influential bass player ever, James Jamerson was the uncredited session bassist on nearly all releases from Motown Records in the 1960s. A member of the core studio-musicians group informally known as the Funk Brothers, Jamerson drove the evolution of the Motown style as much as any other artist. He also led the transition from the acoustic bass to the electric "Fender Bass."
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QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"Jamerson and McCartney (who influenced each other) influenced the next generation of bass players (e.g. John Entwistle, John Paul Jones, Jerry Jemmott, Rocco Prestia, Chuck Rainey... and so on) by the bass lines they recorded."
--Player, author, instructor Paul Wolfe
FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation on SOLOING STYLES on Tuesday, November 26. Time will be 9:00 pm Eastern. The clinic is free. Sign up via email at email@example.com.
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.
KEEP THE COUNT
Creating a New Type of Success
One of the best pieces of advice for musicians is to count all the time while playing. Keeping the count allows you to improve your sightreading, be a better ensemble player, and know where you are in the music at all times.
When you sightread, you must count as if your life depends on it. You can never stop the count while reading unfamiliar music. If you get tired of counting, you should just count with even more concentration. Subdivide your count to match the fastest notes on the page. If there are eighth notes in your music, then count eighth notes—including in the bars that have only larger note values. If you see sixteenth notes, then subdivide your count into sixteenths.
The counting process needs to be worked on at every practice session and can actually redefine what it means to practice a sequence successfully.
Preparing for a Focused and Calm Playing Experience
Beginning a practice session can take a big adjustment for many bass players. Making the transition from your daily activities to your practice room is not always easy. This transition can be helped by having a series of activities you use to set the tone for your practicing. These activities become your personal bass rituals.
In the world of elite sports rituals are commonplace. Olympic track stars, major league baseball players, and touring golf professionals can all be seen going through highly personalized routines during competition. These rituals keep them in control when the pressure is on.
Like athletes, musicians need to feel calm and highly focused to perform well. You can go through a specific protocol each day—just before you practice.
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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 a
Chord Tone Exercise
in C Dominant 7th
Here's a fun and challenging exercise to help build fluency and unveil new patterns on your bass neck. It will teach you where all these chord tones are and help you internalize the sound of the chord.
| Reason vs. Purpose
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, explores another key distinction.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
| BASS TIPS:
Emphasizing Key Scale Tones
Jaime explains how to know which notes within a scale are the most important for the playing of the moment.
EADG 4: Part 6
Bass Gear and Effects Pedals
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, shares his thoughts on basses, amps and effects pedals.
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