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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... »

  • Simon Goulding Releases “Bass Workshop” Instructional Book

    Simon Goulding Releases “Bass Workshop” Instructional Book

    Fusion jazz bassist Simon Goulding has published a new instructional book. Bass Workshop features over 100 pages of instruction and exercises as well as a glossary of scales, clavé patterns, chart geography, and a section entitled “Using Music to Develop Technique.” “In Bass Workshop I simply offer the facts of music and the essential skills... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

    Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

    Originally published in 2006, Adrian Ashton’s has been updated and expanded in a new edition published by Hal Leonard. Featuring a forward by John Paul Jones, the 272-page book presents not only a history of the electric bass and information on how to buy a bass and all associated equipment, but also all the basics... »

  • Mark Michell Releases Sightreading Instructional Book for Bass

    Mark Michell Releases Sightreading Instructional Book for Bass

    If you’re looking to beef up on your sight reading, listen up. Scale the Summit bassist Mark Michell has just published his second instructional book entitled Sightreading 101 for Bass, Reading Standard Notation, Vol. 1. Michell was motivated to write the book after having to learn to read music notation and seeing the gaps in... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

    Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

    Hal Leonard has extended their “Bass Play-Along” series with the release of . As with all books in the Bass Play-Along series, Best Bass Lines Ever features tab, song audio and backing tracks. The paperback edition comes with access to download/streaming audio to help you along. Transcriptions include Rush’s “YYZ”, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” Muse’s... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases “Paul McCartney: Bass Play-Along Volume 43″

    Hal Leonard Releases “Paul McCartney: Bass Play-Along Volume 43″

    A new book features just about everything you need to play bass just like Paul McCartney on some of his most well-known songs. includes standard notation, the tab and a CD revealing how the bass should sound as well as the backing tracks to play along with. The melody and lyrics are also included for... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes “Essential Bass Guitar Techniques…”

    Hal Leonard Publishes “Essential Bass Guitar Techniques…”

    Don’t keep faking your way through songs. Learn how those great players created the sounds you love. Usually, it’s all about a technique — like Flea’s slapping, or Jaco Pastorius’ finger-style and harmonics. A new book aims to provide you with need-to-know techniques. is a 74-page book that’s accompanied by library of 86 audio tracks... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes Dream Theater Bass Anthology

    Hal Leonard Publishes Dream Theater Bass Anthology

    John Myung’s playing in Dream Theater is hard to duplicate, but the from Hal Leonard aims to help you do just that, with transcriptions of 14 of the progressive metal band’s most popular songs as played by the iconic bassist. You can try your hand at replicating his technique, particularly his tapping style on “Metropolis-Part... »

  • Carlo Chirio Releases “Double Thumb Technique For Electric Bass”

    Carlo Chirio Releases “Double Thumb Technique For Electric Bass”

    Bassist Carlo Chirio has released a new instructional eBook called Double Thumb Technique for Electric Bass. The technique, popularized by Victor Wooten, makes use of the thumb almost like a plectrum by striking down and up. Chirio’s book uses short patterns to get readers comfortable with the technique and groove before building on it. “I... »

  • Norm Stockton Releases The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove

    Norm Stockton Releases The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove

    Norm Stockton has released , a 234-page instructional book aimed at helping bassists working in a worship setting. Stockton, who spent six years playing bass for Lincoln Brewster, takes a different approach to the book than you might think. “As opposed to a comprehensive methodology for all things bass, this will be more of a... »