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NEW BOOK: GROOVE MONSTER METHOD BASS GUIDEBOOK

GROOVE MONSTER METHOD BASS GUIDEBOOK
GROOVE MONSTER
METHOD BASS
GUIDEBOOK

Winston Sizemore has produced this fresh and fun introduction to the bass guitar. It starts with the basics but moves quickly into theory and technique, and playing cool lines.

The author aims to develop confidence in players, so they can create their own bass lines, work with other musicians and play in a band.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 64 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on GROOVE MONSTER METHOD BASS GUIDEBOOK



NEW BOOK: HARMONICS FOR THE BASS GUITARIST AND CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER

HARMONICS FOR THE BASS GUITARIST AND CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER
HARMONICS FOR
THE BASS GUITARIST
AND CONTEMPORARY
COMPOSER

Maybe not experts-only, quite, but good skills and experience are required to get the most out of this highly technical new book on harmonics.

Bassist, author, composer and educator Michael Kraft has created this in-depth study of Harmonic Series, that group of frequencies that are multiples of a fundamental.

Written in "adapted" standard notation (no TAB per se, but the notes are presented to suggest string and fret) and with extensive fretboard charts. 128 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on HARMONICS FOR THE BASS GUITARIST AND CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER



QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"The drums are the executive branch. The jazz orchestra is the legislative branch. The bass player is the judicial branch."

--Wynton Marsalis


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

Performance coach/bassist David Motto offers free tips from his ebook, THE TEN-MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO.


SECRET 9:
OVERCOME THE SAD SYNDOME


Eliminating the all-time, worst-ever habit of musicians

Nearly one-hundred percent of bassists make an enormous mistake every time they practice. This mistake is like an infectious plague that has spread through the musical community. It’s called the SAD Syndrome. SAD stands for Stop And Do-it-again. Here’s how it works:

Song after song, musicians start playing at the top, abruptly stop every time they play a wrong note, quickly correct the note, and move on—continuing this pattern until they reach the end of the song. Each interruption feels almost instinctive, like a reflex twitch. During these uncontrolled stops and starts, some musicians unconsciously blurt out a quick “Oh” or “Sorry” or “*%&^#$”!

Let’s look at this process from your muscles’ point of view. (Read more)



SECRET 10:
PRACTICE THE WAY YOU WANT TO PLAY


Creating the sound you desire

What you do in the practice room mirrors what will happen whenever you play. Performances can only be as strong as the preparation that led to them. If in your daily practicing you’re timid and unsure, prone to making errors, or sloppy with rhythms, you should expect your performances to be full of these weaknesses also.

While practicing bass, you are building neural pathways and teaching your muscles to perform specific sequences of motions. Your muscles will learn exactly what you have them do every day. They don’t have access to any additional information that will miraculously transform your playing. They learn exclusively what they practice. So, make sure that how you practice is really the way you want to play!

To have fun and to figure out how you truly want to sound, look at the practice room as a laboratory. (Read more)


See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.




BACH ON BASS

BACH ON BASS GUITAR

"Bach on bass guitar is the utimate genre collision and it's utterly wonderful."

With that, ClassicFM.com opened a nice little item on how classical pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach can be beautifully rendered on electric bass. Of course, this is not exactly news to many of us, but it's good to see the idea getting broader play in the music press.

The article includes two videos, one of Msislav Rostropovich playing Bach's Cello Suite No. 2 - Prelude on the originally intended instrument, and another with Zachary Riser performing the same piece on his fanned-fret Dingwall ABZ 6-string electric. Check it out here.

Riser's fingerstyle playing yields an inevitable staccato quality that bowing the cello does not, but it's a lovely bit of music. We could all do with learning some Baroque.


Bach books from BassBooks.com:

BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC BASS

BACH 2-PART INVENTIONS FOR 4-STRING BASS     5-STRING     6-STRING

J.S. BACH FOR BASS

J.S. BACH FOR ELECTRIC BASS


See our whole Classical Music category here.



CLIFF WILLIAMS RETIRING FROM AC/DC

CLIFF WILLIAMS

"It's time for me to step out. That's all."

Bass player and steady influence Cliff Williams has decided to call time on his participation in AC/DC. Since 1977, and through multiple dramas and passings of bandmates, Cliff has provided the foundation for the classic rockers' weighty sound.

In this video, Cliff discusses his decision.


AC/DC books from BassBooks.com:

BASSOLOGY OF AC/DC

AC/DC BASS PLAY-ALONG

PLAY BASS WITH THE BEST OF AC/DC



COVER BAND

These cool titles are making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for complete details, sample pages, prices and ordering information.

BASS CHORD ENCYCLOPEDIA
BASS CHORD
ENCYCLOPEDIA

Over 30 chords in every key, plus explanations of stylistic uses of chords in Funk, Jazz, Blues and Rock.


SLAPPIN' AND POPPIN'
BASS
SLAPPIN' &
POPPIN'
-DVD-
Chris McCarvill explains the elements of Slap and Pop. Includes online lesson support.
BASS PLAYING TECHNIQUES
BASS PLAYING
TECHNIQUES

A complete guide from the instructors at Musicians Institute. Covers techniques, exercises, basic theory, much more.
SANTANA'S GREATEST HITS
SANTANA'S
GREATEST HITS

Full-score transcriptions of 10 of their best. Includes bass, guitar, organ, lyrics and more.
THE REAL BOOK
THE REAL
BOOK -- BASS CLEF
VOLUME 1

VOLUME 2
VOLUME 3
VOLUME 4
The best-selling Jazz collections of all time. Hundreds of songs in each volume.
JAMES BROWN BASS PLAY-ALONG
JAMES BROWN
BASS
PLAY-ALONG

Play eight of his hottest hits. Includes dowload of sound-alike audio tracks that can be slowed without changing pitch!

FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

This month features the following additions to our Free Stuff section:



ERIC BEAULE-www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
RackEmUp Blues Bass Solo in C



Bass Play-Along video

Play-Along Backing Track
(without solo)




This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we carry.

This Blues solo is based on the trombone solo from the Jonny Lang song Rack 'em Up from the 1997 album "Lie to Me." It's a fun solo that works very well in a trio or small band. Check out the video demo and solo-free backing track.

   
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ-www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
First and Second Endings

Jaime spells out how multiple endings are annotated in written music.
   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 51
Scale Patterns: Ascending and Descending
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, demonstrates some valuable exercises using basic scales.




Click here to see all available Free Stuff.

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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But we have to be careful for a while yet, and not gather in crowds. BassBooks.com is operating as normally as possible, to keep you in books and music. Our suppliers' warehouse and shipping facilities could be impacted, as could deliveries by the US Postal Service and UPS. Of course, our EBOOK downloads will always be available, quickly and contact-free!

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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.

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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