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FREE STUFF! BASS MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS

FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS


NEW AIDAN HAMPSON TRANSCRIPTION EBOOKS

BEST OF STING BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF STING
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-

Former Police frontman and 10-time Grammy winnner, this singer-songwriter-bassist is one of the most popular rock stars ever. Here are his basslines to 12 hits.



BEST OF THE METERS BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
BEST OF THE METERS
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
Pioneers of funk, this New Orleans group recorded and performed, backed up other artists, toured, broke up, reformed, and performed some more for 50 years.


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QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I always feel like if you’re in a state of grace or a state of openness that stuff comes to you and the best stuff is always an accident. You have to be ready to recognize it when it happens."
--Sting


TEACH ME BASS GUITAR: DIGITAL MASTER COURSE by Roy Vogt

This may be the most comprehensive, effective, and entertaining self-paced bass-instruction course ever created. TEACH ME BASS GUITAR is a one-of-a-kind master class in bass guitar taught by Roy Vogt, head of the Bass Department at Nashville's prestigious Belmont University for 30 years.

This digital-download course is available from the TEACH ME BASS GUITAR website, where we will send you for ordering.

Among the many features designed to help you learn:
▪ 16 hours of video instruction
▪ More than 100 video play-along tracks with professional studio musicians
▪ 162-page 4-color fully illustrated book
▪ All original music
▪ Impressive loop library
▪ Animated fretboard naming and showing every note Roy is playing

Three separately available books -- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced -- follow the course structure but can also be used standalone.

Beginners and old pros alike will learn and grow in their bass playing with this unique digital course, now offered at just $79.95.

Go to the TMBG website for full course details and ordering



ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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.


SECRET 85:
CREATE AN EMOTIONAL ROADMAP


Putting Real Feelings Into Your Performances

Music communicates powerfully by sending listeners on emotional odysseys. The technical process for infusing your playing with emotions was covered in Secret 39, “Show Some Emotion.” Here, you’ll take it a step further.

As you prepare to learn a song, decide on the emotional content of the various sections of the song. Following this emotional roadmap when you perform will have a big impact on your audience. Giving your music emotions will also change how you play your bass.

First, you’ll have goals beyond merely figuring out the notes so that the learning process is more exciting.
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SECRET 86:
TRY A VERY LONG PRACTICE SESSION


Experiencing Something Completely Different

Since this book is all about mastering the bass in ten minutes a day, what’s this secret doing here? Well, there are advantages to long practice sessions*, and you should know about them. Aside from the fact that you can cover more material in two hours than in ten minutes, there are two other, important reasons to experience long practice sessions:

First, there seems to be a mental change that occurs after playing bass for about an hour. An expanded level of clarity, creativity, and expressiveness can well up—seemingly out of nowhere.
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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.

Bass Transcription of
Jackie Brown
by John Cougar Mellencamp


One of America's great songwriters reflects on a sad time of his own in this story of a man who will never escape poverty.

This is one of 15 hit songs in Eric's ebook,

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS


MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Song Algorithm in Bass EncycloMedia

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, explains a song's "recipe" -- its algorithm -- in Bass EncycloMedia.



JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ
www.jaimedavidvazquez.com

BASS TIPS:
Passing Notes


Jaime explains the concept of passing notes, which carry you fron one note to another.


JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 1B
Right Hand Technique and Major Scales


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstratess right-hand fundamentals in bass playing.



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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

THE BEATLES COMPLETE SCORES
THE BEATLES
COMPLETE
SCORES
This magnificent collection presents bass, guitar, vocal and drum parts for every song The Beatles recorded. All 210 of them, in 1136 pages! Standard notation and TAB. Hardbound with a slipcase. A marvelous work.

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.

The ONLINE COURSE is a lifetime subscription that accesses more exercises and lessons. Like Volume 2 of SLAP IT!

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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.

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