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Learn Rockabilly Bass in a Book by Brian Setzer’s Bassist

Rockabilly Bass: Slap Technique, Creating Bass Lines & the Rudiments of Rockin’ String BassJohnny “Spazz” Hatton, double bassist for the Brian Setzer Orchestra, lays down the basics in Rockabilly Bass: Slap Technique, Creating Bass Lines & the Rudiments of Rockin’ String Bass.

Hatton, who has also played a host of styles with a wide variety of artists (including a 1967 concert with Elvis Presley) covers a multitude of bases in the title from Hal Leonard, just a rundown of the table of contents reveals what he offers:

  1. Tuning
  2. The Snap
  3. The Slap
  4. Half Position
  5. Straight Eighths
  6. The Double Slap
  7. The Swing Slap
  8. Jazz Notation
  9. The Triple Slap
  10. Scales
  11. Slap Patterns
  12. Music Theory
  13. Mambo!
  14. Alternate Slap Techniques
  15. Play Along with Johnny Hatton
  16. Two-Beat Swing Slap
  17. Jazz Slap

The book also features access to online video of Hatton playing in his signature style.

The 48-page paperback is out now.