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  • Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

    Have you always loved Dave Ellefson’s bass work in Megadeth and the metal band’s bass sound in general? If you want to replicate it yourself, check out the new from Hal Leonard. The 64-page book features a CD containing all the songs covered in the book, as well as backing tracks. You can also change... »

  • Jon Liebman’s “Rock Bass” Method Reissued

    Jon Liebman’s “Rock Bass” Method Reissued

    Fifteen years after its original release, Jon Liebman’s Rock Bass instructional book has been updated. The revised edition features a new section focusing on music from the 2000’s, an updated appendix on equipment and effects and a foreward by Billy Sheehan. Rock Bass now features over 130 musical selections ranging from the earliest rock riffs... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

    Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

    Hal Leonard’s newest edition in their “Bass Recorded Versions” offers up David Ellefson‘s bass line transcriptions for 20 Megadeth tunes. Megadeth Bass Anthology includes transcriptions for each song in both standard notation and tab. Megadeth Bass Anthology Song List: Countdown To Extinction Dawn Patrol Five Magics Hangar 18 Head Crusher Holy Wars…The Punishment Due In... »

  • Bugra Balci Releases “The Virtuoso Bassist in 56 Partitas” Etude Book

    Bugra Balci Releases “The Virtuoso Bassist in 56 Partitas” Etude Book

    Bassist Bugra Balci has followed up his book on melodic Baroque etudes with The Virtuoso Bassist in 56 Partitas. Primarily intended for bass guitarists, the 236-book continues the Virtuoso Bassist Series contains 56 etudes written in a Baroque style. “While there are a plethora of instructional books available for improving techniques on electric bass guitar,... »

  • Jazz Bass Classics

    Jazz Bass Classics

    Hal Leonard has released Jazz Bass Classics, a new book featuring 16 note-for-note transcriptions of jazz classics. Transcriptions cover bass lines by Scott LaFaro, Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Bob Cranshaw, Chuck Israels, Ron Carter and Wilbur Ware. The 168 page book focuses on both double and electric basses, with standard notation and tab. Jazz Bass... »

  • The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music

    The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music

    Stuart Clayton has authored three new books for Bassline Publishing’s Bass Essentials series, aimed at helping bassists master the fundamentals of reading music. The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music includes beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, to allow bassists to choose the ones best suited to their current skill level. Each book features audio tracks,... »

  • Intergalactic Bass: Scales Arpeggios Fingerings Theory & Much More

    Intergalactic Bass: Scales Arpeggios Fingerings Theory & Much More

    Hal Leonard has added Carlo Mombelli’s Intergalactic Bass method as their latest book in their Bass Instruction series. The comprehensive, 240-page book is based on the premise that in order to play music, one must have a solid handle on scales and arpeggios. A bassist, composer and educator, Mombelli said he searched for a book... »

  • Hal Leonard Announces “At A Glance” Series for Bass

    Hal Leonard Announces “At A Glance” Series for Bass

    Hal Leonard’s popular At A Glance series for guitarists is making its way to bassists with the release of several titles this year. Each set in the series combines an interactive DVD and companion book. The DVD lessons offer up on-screen music with tips and information about the subject matter and provides real world application... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”

    Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”

    Hal Leonard has published their latest in the Bass Recorded Versions series with the new (and phone book-sized) edition, Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza. The 352 page book contains transcriptions for the bass lines to 50 well-known tunes, presented in both standard notation and tab. In addition to the bass line for each tune, the lyrics and... »

  • Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

    Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

    Alfred Music Publishing has introduced The New Basics – Rock Bass, a new method book, designed for beginner bassists. The premise, according to the publisher, is that playing bass isn’t about studying, it is about playing, and it should be fun. This line from the company’s release is worth mentioning too, just because it is... »