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OWN THE JACO FILM

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY

The great documentary on Jaco Pastorius, produced by Metallica's Robert Trujillo, is now out on DVD, and will soon be available on Blu-ray as well.

You can order your own copy of this important work from us as a two-disc set. Click here for information.

Have a look at the film's official trailer by clicking here.

Jaco was a trascendant talent on the electric bass, and the story of his immense ability and troubled life is one we should all know. This film tells that story through intimate interviews with family and friends and bandmates. It's a treatment worthy of its subject.

Order the film now:
JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY -- DVD
Pre-order:
JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY -- Blu-ray

Books about Jaco and his style:
THE BOOK OF JACO
JACO PASTORIUS BASS METHOD
A PORTRAIT OF JACO
JACO: THE EXTRAORDINARY, TRAGIC LIFE

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL JACO TITLES



QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"Play as much as you can, as often as you can, with as many people as you can."

--Les Claypool, Primus



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NEW BOOK: POWER WARM-UP FOR THE DOUBLE BASSIST

POWER WARM-UP FOR THE DOUBLE BASSIST
POWER WARM-UP
FOR THE
DOUBLE BASSIST

A good, daily warm-up routine is as valuable for musicians as it is for athletes, with benefits beyond simply stretching muscles and getting the fingers, hands and arms nimble.

In POWER WARM-UP, Professor of Music Dr. Bill Scottt presents a practice regimen that works on seven fundamental areas of technique in 15-minute start-the-day exercises. Aimed at upright players but the concepts work for everyone. 44 pages.



Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on POWER WARM-UP FOR THE DOUBLE BASSIST







SONGS OF THE SEASON:
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY MUSIC FOR BASS


ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS FOR 5-STRING BASS
ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS
FOR 5-STRING BASS

Get in the spirit of the season and gather the family around the amp. Nothing like some holiday-season music to spread good cheer.

Here are appropriate music books to get you ready:


CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS


HL BASS PLAY-ALONG: CHRISTMAS HITS


ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS FOR 5-STRING BASS


THE REAL CHRISTMAS BOOK: BASS CLEF EDITION


CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR BASS


CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR BASS





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SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!

ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR
ULTIMATE TAPPING
BASS GUITAR


BASS ENCYCLOMEDIA
BASS
ENCYCLOMEDIA

ULTIMATE BASS PLAY-ALONG: JOURNEY
ULTIMATE BASS
PLAY-ALONG:
JOURNEY


BEHIND THE PLAYER: TIM SKOLD
BEHIND THE PLAYER:
TIM SKOLD
-DVD-
STANLEY CLARKE COLLECTION
STANLEY CLARKE
COLLECTION





FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS
This month features the following additions to the Free Stuff section on BassBooks.com:

ERIC BEAULE-www.playbasslines.com
Bass Transcription of
Jeff Berlin Chord Tone
Blues Solo in E
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry. It is a cool-sounding and very usable Jeff Berlin solo in E using mostly chord tone.
   
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ-www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
Chord Inversions
Player and educator Jaime David Vazquez (www.jaimedavidvazquez.com) shows how to build and use Chord Iniversions, to add harmonic options to your music.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com
EADG 4: Part 11
The Acoustic Bass
In this video, John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, shares his insights into the "hidden treasure" of a bass guitar with air in it: the acoustic bass.

Click here to see all Free Stuff available.

Do you have something to contribute? Please contact us. We are always looking for content to add and know there are a lot of you talented players and teachers out there. You get the credit, and you're helping out others.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SOUL FINGERS: DONALD
SOUL FINGERS:
DONALD "DUCK" DUNN

The life and music of one of the most influential bass players ever, with rare photos, stories, audio demos, gear notes, transcriptions of 57 hit bass lines. A remarkable new package.

BOOKSELLER'S CHOICE

GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES
GROOVING
WITH HYBRID
TECHNIQUES

THE FOUR-FRET CONCEPT
THE FOUR-FRET
CONCEPT

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also:
-ONLINE COURSE-
THE BASSIST's GUIDE TO INJURY MANAGEMENT
THE BASSIST'S GUIDE
TO INJURY
MANAGEMENT
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

BASS ENCYCLOMEDIA
BASS
ENCYCLOMEDIA
BASS TAB WHITE PAGES
BASS TAB
WHITE PAGES
(200 songs!)



CHUCK RAINEY'S
COMPLETE
ELECTRIC
BASS PLAYER


LEFT-HANDED
BASS TAB
METHOD

SANTANA'S
GREATEST HITS
2+2=5
A STUDY IN
ODD TIMES

THE LATIN
BASS BOOK


THE REAL EASY
EAR TRAINING
BOOK

ADVANCED
STUDIES FOR
BASS GUITAR

CLASSIC FUNK
AND R&B
GROOVES
FOR BASS

BASS
FRETBOARD
FACTS

BEST OF
MARCUS MILLER


ARPEGGIO
WOODSHEDDING
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

PINO PALLADINO:
BASS TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-
THE BEST OF
YES FOR BASS
JAMES BROWN:
BASS PLAY-ALONG

MILES DAVIS:
KIND OF BLUE
STEVE BAILEY'S
FRETLESS BASS

THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL HYMNS
-EBOOK/PDF-


DIY ELECTRIC
BASS
THE JOHN ENTWISTLE BASS BOOK
THE
JOHN ENTWISTLE
BASS BOOK
THE EVOLVING BASSIST
THE EVOLVING
BASSIST:
MILLENIUM
EDITION

EADG 4
EADG 4
BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR
BACH CELLO
SUITES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

FRETBOARD ARCANUM
FRETBOARD
ARCANUM
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY
JACO: THE
DOCUMENTARY
-DVD-

-BLU-RAY-
BERRY OAKLEY
BASS
TRANSCRIPTIONS
-EBOOK/PDF-


HEARING
BASS LINES,
COMPLETE
BUNDLE
-EBOOK/PDF-

RICKENBACKER
ELECTRIC BASS


HOFNER VIOLIN
BEATLE BASS
BASS
BIBLE
THE SWING OF
THE LATIN BASS

EXPOSED:
SOLO MUSIC
FOR BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE BEST OF
MEGADETH
TODD JOHNSON
ELECTRIC BASS
TECHNIQUE
BUILDERS


THE COUCH
POTATO BASS
WORKOUT
ABBEY ROAD
TO
ZIGGY STARDUST
NATHAN EAST:
THE BUSINESS
OF BASS
-DVD-


GUNS N' ROSES
FOR BASS

CHARLIE PARKER
FOR BASS

CRACKING THE
DETROIT CODE
-ONLINE COURSE-


SIGHT READING
FOR THE BASS
25 ESSENTIAL
ROCK BASS
CLASSICS


NIRVANA:
THE BASS GUITAR
COLLECTION

BASS PLAYER:
THE
FRETLESS BASS


THE REAL BOOK
VOL. 1
BASS CLEF
JACO
PASTORIUS
THE BEST OF
VICTOR WOOTEN

WALKING BASSLINES
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
BEYOND
BASSLINES: FROM
BACH TO BRAHMS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

THE BEATLES:
1967-1970


STANLEY CLARKE
COLLECTION

101 BASS TIPS
SLAP BASS LINES

RED HOT
CHILI PEPPERS:
GREATEST HITS


BUNNY BRUNEL'S
POWER BASS:
SOLOING SECRETS
100 BLUES
LESSONS
100 JAZZ
LESSONS

100 ROCK
LESSONS


100 FUNK/R&B
LESSONS
AFRO-CUBAN
SLAP BASS LINES
BEST OF
TOWER OF POWER
FOR BASS

BASS
STANDARDS
BERKLEE PRACTICE
METHOD: BASS

THE SCOTT
LAFARO BOOK


HOW THE
FENDER BASS
CHANGED
THE WORLD


KEITH
FERGUSON:
TEXAS BLUES
BASS
EDLY'S MUSIC
THEORY FOR
PRACTICAL
PEOPLE


ESSSENTIAL
STYLES FOR
THE DRUMMER
AND BASSIST,
BOOK ONE
ESSENTIAL
STYLES FOR
THE DRUMMER
AND BASSIST,
BOOK TWO

MOTOWN
BASS CLASSICS
OTEIL
BURBRIDGE
-DVD-


SIGHT READING FUNK RYTHMNS FOR BASS
SIGHT READING
FUNK RHYTHMS
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
STANDING IN
THE SHADOWS
OF MOTOWN


CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 1
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. I
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR ELECTRIC BASS, VOL. 2
CLASSICAL
MASTERPIECES
FOR
ELECTRIC BASS
VOL. II
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

STEVE HARRIS: THE BEAST OF THE BASS
STEVE HARRIS:
THE BEAST OF
THE BASS
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
FRETBOARD ALCHEMY
FRETBOARD
ALCHEMY
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-

SEARCH

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

HARMONIC ANALYSIS
HARMONIC ANALYSIS
-EBOOK/PDF-

This massive, detailed course enables you to analyze any chord progression, giving you tremendous power to write and improvise music. Downloadable HD videos and 72-page PDF book.

GETTING STARTED

Just learning your way around the bass? We'll start you right.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

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.

BASS METHOD BOOK 1
BASS METHOD
BOOK ONE
A classic of bass instruction presenting notes, patterns, rhythms and over 100 songs and riffs. Includes audio CD.

BASS FOR BEGINNERS
BASS FOR
BEGINNERS
This fine book/CD package provides the basic tools for solid, fundamental electric bass playing.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

CHORDS AND CHORD SHAPES FOR BASS GUITAR
CHORDS AND
CHORD SHAPES
FOR
BASS GUITAR
-EBOOK/PDF-
A highly ambitious ebook of fretboard charts, showing chords in all keys and forms. Indispensable!

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QUOTE -- UNQUOTE

"Music is in the air. It's my job to pull it out."
--Jaco Pastorius

"I try to make sure my part is notable -- that it's not only right for the song, but also represents the bass in the highest light."
--Nathan East

"The art of music is governed by the laws of harmony, theory and rhythm. These laws and theories must be studied in order to attain and maintain precious, unforseen rewards."
--Chuck Rainey

"Even when playing the simplest song with just whole notes, make sure that they're very good whole notes!"
--Larry Paxton

"It's the bass that makes them dance."
--Darcy Wright

"Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin."
--Suzi Quatro

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