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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... »

  • Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson has once again expanded his library of bass transcriptions, this time focusing on the funk rock work of Flea. More specifically, the book has the bass parts written out for the entire Red Hot Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. “There are some absolute classics in here, including ‘Give It Away’, ‘Under... »

  • Aidan Hampson Releases Best of Nathan East Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson Releases Best of Nathan East Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson has released a new book of bass line transcriptions, this time focusing on the work of legendary session ace Nathan East. As one of the most recorded bassists in history, East played on recordings with Eric Clapton, Daft Punk, Michael Jackson, and more. “With such a wealth of material to choose from, selecting... »

  • Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book

    Steely Dan fans will want to check out Aidan Hampson’s latest transcription book, which documents the bass lines from the band’s biggest hits. The 13-song collection covers their most prolific period from 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill to 1980’s Gaucho. Featuring hits like “Reelin’ In The Years”, “My Old School”, “Peg”, and more, the book... »

  • Aidan Hampson Publishes Best of Coldplay, The Police, and The Eagles Bass Transcription Books

    Aidan Hampson Publishes Best of Coldplay, The Police, and The Eagles Bass Transcription Books

    Aidan Hampson has added three new books to his library of bass transcriptions with The Best of Coldplay, The Best of The Police, and The Best of The Eagles. “Both Coldplay and The Police use a combination of electric and synth bass, and I’ve endeavored to detail their use of each in as much detail... »

  • Aidan Hampson Releases Diva Bass Line Transcriptions

    Aidan Hampson Releases Diva Bass Line Transcriptions

    Top bass transcriber Aidan Hampson has turned his attention to the divas, releasing a book, “The Best Diva Basslines,” devoted to the bass lines the have supported the work of some of popular music’s most celebrated female singers. The track list spans more than 50 years and range from Etta James’ jazz classic “At Last”... »

  • Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has turned his talents to to the work of prolific singer/songwriter Paul Simon. His latest book, The Best of Paul Simon for Bass, features bass lines created by some of the greatest: Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Bakithi Kumalo on fretless bass. The book includes 12 songs: Mother and Child Reunion Me... »

  • Aidan Hampson Transcribes Oasis and Elton John Bass Lines

    Aidan Hampson Transcribes Oasis and Elton John Bass Lines

    Aidan Hampson has turned his bass transcribing ability to the works of Elton John and Oasis in two new downloadable books from Guitar Music Publishing. The majority of the songs covered “Best of Elton John for Bass” had bass lines originally played by Dee Murray, while the bass parts in the Oasis book were originally... »

  • 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... »

  • Aidan Hampson Transcribes Prince, MJ, and Aerosmith for Bass

    Aidan Hampson Transcribes Prince, MJ, and Aerosmith for Bass

    Top bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has another bunch of downloadable transcription books available — Michael Jackson: Bad, Best of Prince and Best of Aerosmith for Bass. Hampson notes that the Bad transcriptions complete his Quincy Jones trilogy. “There are some fantastic basslines here from the likes of Nathan East and Greg Phillinganes. This is the... »