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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BASSBOOKS.COM

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS

'Tis the season of fellowship and good cheer. We at BassBooks.com thank our customers and fans for their support throughout 2016. May you and yours have a harmonious holiday time and a 2017 filled with good vibrations.

Why not give the gift of music to family and friends? A BassBooks.com Gift Certificate is easy and thoughtful. Support their growth as musicians while letting them pick out exactly the gift books they want.

As a special thanks to our newsletter readers, we are pleased to offer 10 percent off everything in the store now through January 1. Just use coupon code Joy2016 during checkout. With our best wishes.


Holiday Music Books from BassBooks.com

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS -- EBOOK/PDF VERSION

CHRISTMAS HITS BASS PLAY-ALONG

ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS FOR 5-STRING BASS

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR BASS

CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR BASS

THE REAL CHRISTMAS BOOK -- BASS CLEF



NEW BOOK: JACO PASTORIUS BASS PLAY-ALONG

JACO PASTORIUS BASS PLAY-ALONG
JACO PASTORIUS
BASS PLAY-ALONG


Eight great Jaco hits are presented here in the Bass Play-Along Series. Just follow the tab and listen to the audio to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along to the separate backing tracks. Includes melody and lyrics, plus an access code to download the audio tracks from the publisher's website.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 72 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on JACO PASTORIUS BASS PLAY-ALONG




NEW BOOK: HOW TO CREATE ROCK BASS LINES

HOW TO CREATE ROCK BASS LINES
HOW TO CREATE
ROCK BASS LINES


Explore common rock drum beats, popular rock chord progressions, and the scales and techniques you'll need to add character to your playing. By combining all of these elements, you'll learn how to create bass lines that lock in with the drummer and complement the other instruments. Includes loads of demo and play-along tracks downloadable from the publisher's website.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 80 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on HOW TO CREATE ROCK BASS LINES




NEW TRANSCRIPTION: BADGE, CREAM

BADGE
BADGE

This accurate and detailed note-for-note transcription by Eric Beaulé is for the classic song from the 1969 Cream album "Goodbye." It was written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison, and the bass line was played by Jack Bruce.

Written in standard notation and TAB. 4 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on BADGE



NEW TRANSCRIPTION: LIKE THE WAY I DO, MELISSA ETHERIDGE

LIKE THE WAY I DO
LIKE THE WAY I DO

Here's an accurate note-for-note transcription of the bass line played by Kevin McCormick on this 1988 pop hit from the album "Melissa Etheridge."

Written in standard notation and TAB, with chords. 5 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on LIKE THE WAY I DO



QUOTE - UNQUOTE

"I picked up things from listening to people speak, the intonation of their voices; I could capture a line. I look at people walking and get a beat from their movement."

--James Jamerson


ESSENTIAL SECRETS

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


SECRET 13:
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF


Honesty really is the best policy

Practicing bass is about exploring your musical potential. Daily practicing leads to a sense of personal accomplishment and self-dedication, and it gets you ready to perform in public.

The only way to experience freedom when you perform is to be truly prepared. The only way to be truly prepared is to be honest with yourself as you figure out how to spend your finite amount of practice time. (Read more)



SECRET 14:
KNOW THE JARGON


Speaking the musical language

The ability to use specialized language separates insiders from outsiders in every setting, from social groups and associations to industries and academic disciplines. Music has its own vocabulary, and there is jargon specific to the bass. You need to know this jargon to be on the fast track to mastering your instrument.

Knowing the specific vocabulary used by musicians speeds up the learning process. You’ll have a better understanding of the instructions your bass teacher gives you. (Read more)


See all ESSENTIAL SECRETS published to date on our BLOG.




DANIEL FOOSE FINDS INSPIRATION ON FAMILY'S FORMER PLANTATION

WATER GHOSTS

Haunting echos of slave lives provided a context for the compositions on jazz bassist and composer Daniel Foose's debut album, Of Ghosts and Water.

Foose traded his New York base for a run-down house on the Mississippi delta, and spent a month writing music on the very land where his mother's great-great-grandfather had slaves working his plantation.

Check out the story on this NPR piece, which includes tracks from the album.

Go to Foose's webpage here, to see Downbeat's album review and a highly evocative trailer.



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.

25 TOP ROCK BASS SONGS
25 TOP ROCK
BASS SONGS

Great transcriptions, plus performance notes, gear suggestions and technique analysis to get the sound right.


BEGINNING FUNK BASS
BEGINNING
FUNK BASS
-DVD-
Session player Abe Laboriel demonstrates his thumping, slapping, snapping and popping techniques.
BASS GUITARIST'S GUIDE TO READING MUSIC
BASS GUITARIST'S
GUIDE TO
READING MUSIC
BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
Everything from the basics to the most complex, with audio tracks.

BEST OF TOWER OF POWER FOR BASS
BEST OF
TOWER OF POWER
FOR BASS

Full transcriptions, including melody and lyrics, for 15 of the band's great songs.
BASS TAB WHITE PAGES
BASS TAB
WHITE PAGES

The Bible of bass transcriptions, with 200 songs in all genres.
BACH CELLO SUITES FOR ELECTRIC BASS
BACH CELLO
SUITES FOR
ELECTRIC BASS

These classics sound great on a modern instrument, plus they help your chops.



FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

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



ERIC BEAULE-www.PlayBassLines.com

Bass Transcription of
Jaco Patorius' Havona
Bass Solo




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

Havona is a Jaco Pastorius composition from the 1977 Weather Report album, Heavy Weather. This solo was recorded during Jaco's peak and is an amazing example of his command and mastery of the fretless bass.

   
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZ-www.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
The Dilemma of 6th Chords

Jaime explains a simple way to better understand the often elusive 6th chord.

   
JOHN FALSTROM - www.EADG4.com

EADG 4: Part 41
The Modal System Up Close:
The Lydian Mode
John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, explores the Lydian Mode as part of his series on getting Up Close with the Modal System.



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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BASS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

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Musicians are not good social distancers. Performers, teachers, students, garage jammers, fans of live music -- getting together is what we do.

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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ONLINE COURSE

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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.

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.

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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