NEWSLETTER: December, 2018
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NEW BOOKS ADDED TO OUR CATALOG
Critical scales, wisdom from Louis Johnson, and ebook transcription collections for Boston and a wild bunch of popular punksters. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages and prices.
Enrich your playing with effective use of the most common scales in all styles of music.
Download or stream classic bass instruction videos while following transcriptions in a new book.
BOSTON: FIRST ALBUM
All nine songs from their debut album, with the deft, signature mix of hard rock rhythms and complex harmonies. Transcribed by Eric Beaulé.
Here's a fat collection of 16 songs from 16 bands that balanced fringe attitude with mainstream appeal. Transcribed by Aidan Hampson.
ONLINE BASS 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 Getting Ready for the Gig on Wednesday, December 26. 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 email@example.com.
QUOTE - UNQUOTE
"The great black American Blues players were not appreciated by a wider audience in the States at the time. To my embarrassment on our early tours some of my idols were our support acts."
--Leo Lyons, Ten Years After
Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.
PLAY YOUR BASS, DON'T WORK IT
Putting the Play Back in Playing Music
Work conjures up scenes of drudgery. People can be unfulfilled or unhappy at work. These feelings should never exist when you play music. After all, it’s built into our language: You “play” the bass; you don’t “work” it.
When you are playing bass, there should always be an element of delight involved. Think of little kids on a playground. They’re unconscious of time, responsibilities, or what comes next. They’re just playing.
You have an opportunity to be like those children when you practice, rehearse, and perform. Sure, you want to make forward progress. But, sometimes this progress is best achieved by letting go.
CREATE CONSEQUENCES FOR MISSING GOALS
Using the Ultimate Motivation Tool
Are you ready to devote yourself to your musical goals? Want to truly make changes in your levels of concentration and focus while you play the bass? If so, here is a foolproof method to motivate you to do everything possible to achieve your goals:
Okay, maybe punishment is too strong a word. You can call it a consequence or very serious penalty. Either way, it will be waiting for you if you don’t carry out your musical plan.
Try this: First, create your practice goal. Then, come up with a consequence if you don’t meet the goal by a specific deadline. This penalty needs to be something that you can’t imagine happening. Now you’ve come to a crucial step.
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
More Than a Feeling
Tom Scholz wrote this hit and played the bass (and most other instruments) on the band's first album, "Boston," released in 1976.
See bass line transcriptions for all nine songs on Boston's debut album in Eric Beaulé's ebook:
BOSTON: FIRST ALBUM BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
| 1-3 Rhythm Ratio,
In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, examines multiple variations on the rhythm of the triplet.
EADG 4: Part 77
Double Octave Mixolydian Mode
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, discusses and demonstrates the double octave Mixolydian mode, showing horizontal movement on the fretboard.
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