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FREE STUFF! TIPS AND LESSONS


SOLOING ON BASS

SOLO BASS

Every so often, a bass player has to step into the spotlight. Your role as tonal and rhythmic foundation is enhanced by occasionally taking a lead line.

The instrument (electric and acoustic) is capable of great musical expression -- in the hands of someone who has worked at it. Let's work at it.

Scott Devine of Scott's Bass Lessons has a video look at what he considers the 10 Best Bass Solos of All Time.


10 BASS SOLOS FOR JAZZ STANDARDS
10 BASS SOLOS
FOR JAZZ
STANDARDS

Jazz solos written for 10 of the most common jazz standard progressions -- a great springboard for improvisation.



BASS IMPROVISATION
BASS
IMPROVISATION
A guide to improvisation over jazz tunes, focussing on advanced techniques for accomplished players.


SOLOING FOR BASS
SOLOING FOR BASS
This excellent book/CD pack delivers all you need to become a master soloist, no matter what style of music you play.



CONCEPTS FOR BASS SOLOING
CONCEPTS FOR
BASS SOLOING
Improve your soloing! Two CDs of Marc Johnson soloing on each exercise help you create more beautiful horn-like solos.


THE IMPROVISOR'S BASS METHOD
THE IMPROVISOR'S
BASS METHOD

A complete method book with over 200 pages of information and exercises to improve soloing and other aspects of bass playing.



THE ART OF SOLO BASS
THE ART OF
SOLO BASS
Open new horizons as a bass player with this step-by-step tutorial on the techniques, theory and practical application of solo bass.


See all our SOLOING titles



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 the bass line for
Dance the Night Away
by Van Halen


Eric presents the quick-paced line played by Michael Anthony on this hit from 1979's album Van Halen II.


See all Eric Beaulé transcriptions available in our catalog



MIKE OVERLY
www.basstruth.com

Melodic Minor Cross Correlations, Part 7

In this lesson Mike Overly, GRAMMY® nominated music educator and author of Bass EncycloMedia, wraps up 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 3


Jaime brings arpeggios into the basic patterns of the salsa genre.



JOHN FALSTROM
www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 69
Handling Life's Curveballs


John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, discusses how to manage unexpected changes in your music career and your life.



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The BassBooks.com crew

BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

HOME PLAYER

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Stay well.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
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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.

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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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