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  • Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

    Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

    Janek Gwizdala has expanded his line of educational bass books to beef up your technique. The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder is split into two books: one for major and one for minor. “Having chops is about being able to play anything you hear and seamlessly communicate that with your audience,” Gwizdala states. “The Ultimate... »

  • Johnny Cox Releases New Instructional Book, “Improve Your Groove”

    Johnny Cox Releases New Instructional Book, “Improve Your Groove”

    Johnny Cox has released a new instructional book called Improve Your Groove: The Essential Guide to Mastering Time and Feel on Bass Guitar. The new book focuses on playing in the pocket with topics including cracking the code of rhythm and groove, building your internal clock, Konnakol vocal counting, and more. The book has five... »

  • 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... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of... »

  • Raymond Elgar’s Books On Double Bass Republished

    Raymond Elgar’s Books On Double Bass Republished

    If you’re interested in the history of the double bass, you may want to check out Stephen Street’s new republished editions of three books by Raymond Elgar: Introduction to the Double Bass, More About the Double Bass, and Looking At The Double Bass. Originally published in the 1960s, the books chronicle the double bass in... »

  • Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

    Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

    Bass master Ron Carter has teamed up with 1630 Jazz Books to re-release his Comprehensive Bass Method instruction book and two song books. The 84-page bass method book builds on the original from the 1970s with “several of his compositions, a transcription, new photographs and video links to Ron demonstrating several exercises.” Designed for both... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

    If you’re curious about playing chords on the bass or you just want to hone your skills, you’re in luck. Janek Gwizdala has released Chordal Harmony: A Comprehensive Guide to Chords on Bass. The extensive eBook includes bass and treble clef notation as well as TAB for learning the exercises. Furthermore, accompanying HD video will... »

  • John McCarthy Releases Learn Bass, Master Edition

    John McCarthy Releases Learn Bass, Master Edition

    John McCarthy has released a new 152-page instructional book for bassists called Learn Bass, Master Edition. Starting at the beginning with how to hold the instrument, the book covers everything from theory and scales to rhythm and how to play with a drummer. McCarthy also covers plucking techniques, slap and pop, and pick technique. Once... »

  • “Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

    “Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

    If you’ve been reading No Treble for a while, you’ve probably seen Magnus Sjöquist grooving hard on the Kala UBass. Now Sjöquist is sharing his bass playing knowledge in a new eBook entitled Learn to Play the UBass. Available for iOS, the book is highly interactive with picture galleries, multi-angle videos, and lesson quizzes. The... »

  • “Next Steps In Bass” eBook Focuses on Method

    “Next Steps In Bass” eBook Focuses on Method

    Markus Vieweg, bass player from German electro-pop band Glasperlenspiel has crafted a 300-page method eBook for bass players, particularly self-taught students of the instrument. The book, Next Steps in Bass, features not only detailed pictures but also, all the bass exercises and techniques lessons feature audio examples and videos. Presentations are designed to make music... »