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  • Joe Hubbard Authors Book on Functional Harmony

    Joe Hubbard Authors Book on Functional Harmony

    Top bassist and bass teacher Joe Hubbard (also a No Treble contributor) has released the book, Functional Harmonic Concepts. Hubbard is known for his recording work with artists such as Mose Allison, George Benson and Dave Garabaldi and his instruction (The Who’s current bassist, the prolific Pino Palladino, was one of his students). According to... »

  • Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

    Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

    Bassist and bass teacher Byron Santo is offering his latest instructional bass book, #IV, free of charge. The 2,051-page book is his exploration of scale formulas, and is intended to be used for educational purposes, inspiration and composing, fret board knowledge and technique exercises. The book’s neck charts are for four-to-seven string basses. Santo, who... »

  • Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

    Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

    Top jazz bassist Michael Moore has penned a new work on playing bass, called The Michael Moore Bass Method. Moore, known for his work with everyone from Bill Evans to Benny Goodman to Chet Baker to Dave Brubeck, wrote the piece with jazz education pioneer Clem DeRosa. The piece combines traditional classical studies with jazz... »

  • Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

    Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

    Want to learn how to use the Nashville Number System and easily play some of country’s greatest songs? The Nashville Number System Fake Book promises to teach you how to use the notation system, which reveals a song’s harmony, key, meter, rhythm, phrase structure, instrumentation, arrangement, and form on one piece of paper. The book... »

  • Book on Playing Gives Lefties Their Due

    Book on Playing Gives Lefties Their Due

    A new book aims to help left-handers begin to play bass. Hal Leonard Left-Handed Bass Tab Method — Book 1 uses famous riffs to instruct beginning lefty players comfortable way. You’ll learn from the music of bands like The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, The Who, and The Police. The book covers everything from... »

  • Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

    Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

    Bassist, pianist, composer and educator Ariane Cap has decided to make understanding music theory easier to understand for bassists in her book, Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom. The theory in the book is designed to be approachable, and can even be used... »

  • Top Transcriber Pens Book on Warm-Up Exercises

    Top Transcriber Pens Book on Warm-Up Exercises

    Prolific bass and guitar transcriptionist Steve Gorenberg (he’s written transcriptions of work by Iron Maiden, Boston, The Rolling Stones, Queen and more) also uses his talents for a different kind of instruction — warm-up exercises. His book, Warm-Up Exercises for Bass Guitar, provides players with a slew of stretches, coordination exercises, pentatonic scales, major and... »

  • John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

    John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

    Latin jazz bassist John Benítez has launched a new set of instructional books focused on his own bass method. The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1:- Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass Playing focuses on strengthening your rhythmic confidence with a set of rhythmic independence exercises over a clave. Written with Ian... »

  • Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

    Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

    If you’re a fan of Stuart Clayton’s work on No Treble, his book, Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar from Clayton’s Bassline Publishing, should pique your interest. The book, featuring 10 study pieces, teaches players how to master techniques like slapping, fingerstyle and plectrum playing and the use of harmonics. It’s the fourth title in Bassline’s... »

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

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

    Johnny “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... »