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  • Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

    Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

    Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series has gotten a little more metal thanks to their latest release: Metallica: 1983-1988: Bass Play-Along Volume 21. Fans will recognize that the date range means the majority of the transcriptions are of bass lines by the late, great Cliff Burton. Jason Newsted’s bass line for “One” off of …And Justice... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

    Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

    Are you a complete beginner or have someone interested in starting on bass? Hal Leonard has just published First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar by Jon Liebman to aid fledgling players. The step-by-step lesson plan starts with holding the bass and graduates to playing open strings and beyond. While it covers the basics, the book gets... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes Second Edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book

    Hal Leonard Publishes Second Edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book

    If you’re a fan of classic basses, you’ll want to check out the new edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom. Updating on the first edition released 2013, the new version adds 16 bonus pages with up-to-date information on the latest models plus more photos of artists and custom-built Rickenbacker basses.... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords

    Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords

    Hal Leonard Corp. has published the “Bassist’s Guide to Scales Over Chords: The Foundation of Effective Bass Lines.” The book looks at how to apply scales in a musical way, which is essential knowledge for those learning how to create and improvise bass lines and solos. The book, which covers 11 scales and features 136... »

  • New Book Offers Jaco “Ultimate Bass Lesson”

    New Book Offers Jaco “Ultimate Bass Lesson”

    Bass instructor and author Jon Liebman’s latest book teaches you how to play like one of the greats. In “Play Like Jaco Pastorius: The Ultimate Bass Lesson” Liebman examines and analyzes everything from Jaco’s technique and equipment to his licks and his “stylistic DNA,” according to one book description. Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, who produced... »

  • Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

    You can learn to play bass lines created by one of rock’s best-ever bassists, the late Jack Bruce, with the help of a new play-along book. Hal Leonard Corp. has published “Cream – Bass Play-Along Vol. 52” includes tab and companion audio to help you learn some of the power trio’s most well-known songs: “Badge,”... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Play-Along Book Published

    Jaco Pastorius Play-Along Book Published

    Jaco Pastorius revolutionized bass playing over the course of a tragically short life, which has been depicted in the acclaimed documentary, “JACO,” produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Now, some of Jaco’s most famous bass lines (from his solo work, tenure in Weather Report, and on songs by Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock) are part... »

  • Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

    Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

    Hal Leonard’s book, Royal Blood for Guitar and Bass with Tab, provides an insight into how Mike Kerr, bassist/vocalist for the bass/drum duo Royal Blood, creates his sound. His bass setup allows him to use his bass to emulate two guitars, as well as carry its own sound. “Through careful arranging of the riffs and... »

  • Guide’s Goal Is To Inspire Improved Music Careers

    Guide’s Goal Is To Inspire Improved Music Careers

    A new book from Hal Leonard Corp. aims to help aspiring music artists. Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers, written by five industry experts, covers five key skills: improving vocal production/technique, songwriting, recording an EP, music publishing, and promoting your music. The authors share industry insider... »

  • Songbook for Beginner Bassists Offers Wide Variety

    Songbook for Beginner Bassists Offers Wide Variety

    Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially if you’re new to playing bass. Hal Leonard Corp.’s First 50 Songs You Should Play On Bass aims to help. The book features easy arrangements (tab) of songs bassists often want to play. Check out the song list: American Girl Billie Jean Black Dog Blister In... »