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BASS CHORDS: STUDIES, TONES, SHAPES and MORE

CHORD SHAPES

Chords may just seem like pleasant clusters of notes, but hearing where they are going and understanding how they are built adds a lot to one's ability to play appropriate bass lines, especially solos.

Useful to playing in every musical style, a deeper understanding of chords aids arranging, composition and developing new techniques. It also enhances one's general musicianship.

Chords are good for you!




BASS CHORD ENCYCLOPEDIA
BASS CHORD
ENCYCLOPEDIA

The bass guitar is under-exploited as a chordal instrument. This book explores applications in jazz, funk, blues, rock and more.



CHORD BASSICS
CHORD BASSICS
Slim enough to tuck in your case, this guide shows fingering charts for virtually every chord you will ever need to produce -- over 500 of them!


CHORDS FOR BASS
CHORDS FOR BASS
Learning to play chords will enhance your ability to hear chord progressions, improve your composition and arranging skills, and strengthen your soloing chops and overall musicianship.



CHORDS AND CHORD SHAPES FOR BASS GUITAR
CHORDS AND
CHORD SHAPES
FOR BASS GUITAR
-EBOOK/PDF-
A compendium of fretboard charts showing chords in all keys and forms, with direction on how chords are built and utilized.


THE ART OF SOLO BASS
THE ART OF
SOLO BASS: THE
CHORDAL APPROACH

Examines the use of chords and chord/melody in performance, arranging, composing and the development of new techniques.



SCALES OVER CHORDS
SCALES OVER CHORDS
An exploration of how scales and chords are intertwined, a concept that is key to creating functional and memorable bass lines and solos.


See all our CHORD STUDIES titles



FREE ONLINE BASS CLINIC WITH JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ

JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ ONLINE CLINIC 1120

Player, instructor, and BassBooks.com contributor Jaime David Vazquez is hosting a presentation entitled BACK TO BASICS on Tuesday, November 24. 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
Chord Tone Bass Workout #2


Eric offers another variation on a chord-tone bass workout.


See all Eric Beaulé transcriptions available in our catalog



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 6

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 2


Jaime offers the next in a series focussed on how to play the basic patterns of popular Latin dance music.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 59
Shuffling the Deck


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, talks about breaking out of a rut and fending off musical boredom.



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BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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ONLINE COURSE

Tony Oppenheim's SLAP IT! will give rookies the right start and help pros refine their touch. Audio tracks included.

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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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