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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

    So you’ve decided that you want to emulate the sound of all those Stevie Ray Vaughan records you’ve always loved. But, you need a little help in exactly replicating what Tommy Shannon does on bass. Hal Leonard Publishing has released a new book to help players lock into some of Vaughan’s most famous work. Stevie... »

  • John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

    John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

    Latin jazz bassist John Benítez has launched a new set of instructional books focused on his own bass method. The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1:- Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass Playing focuses on strengthening your rhythmic confidence with a set of rhythmic independence exercises over a clave. Written with Ian... »

  • Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels

    Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels

    Just about everything you need to know about playing bass with a pick is covered in Stuart Clayton’s Plectrum Techniques for Bass Guitar. The book, with 201 exercises, can be used by every player — from beginner to advanced. The book also includes four study pieces. All are supported by downloadable audio. Chapters cover triplets,... »

  • Enrico Galetta Debuts as Bass Instruction Author with “Grooving with Hybrid Techniques”

    Enrico Galetta Debuts as Bass Instruction Author with “Grooving with Hybrid Techniques”

    Bass player, composer and educator Enrico Galetta (known for his jazz work and the album 48 Hour Odyssey) is imparting his bass wisdom in his first book, Grooving with Hybrid Techniques for Bass. Featuring 100 exercises and 72 audio samples (available with the paper copy and the e-book), the book aims to teach a variety... »

  • Pino Palladino Transcription Book Released

    Pino Palladino Transcription Book Released

    It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know or love superstar sideman Pino Palladino’s bass lines, knowingly or unknowingly. Pino Palladino – Bass Transcriptions (w/ bass Tabs) – Classic Fretless Tracks, from playbasslines.com, covers a handful of the songs for which Palladino — who has worked with Tears for Fears, Paul Young, Paul McCartney, Don... »

  • Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

    Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

    Stuart Clayton’s bass transcriptions are staples here at No Treble, and he has turned his talents to transcribing the whole of Level 42’s first live album, A Physical Presence. In the book, Level 42 — A Physical Presence Bass Transcriptions, Clayton transcribes the work of vocalist/bassist Mark King, known for his electric bass slap style,... »

  • Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

    Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

    If you’re a fan of Stuart Clayton’s work on No Treble, his book, Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar from Clayton’s Bassline Publishing, should pique your interest. The book, featuring 10 study pieces, teaches players how to master techniques like slapping, fingerstyle and plectrum playing and the use of harmonics. It’s the fourth title in Bassline’s... »

  • Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

    Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

    The co-author of , Ryan C. Williams, is back with another book for musicians. This time out, he has co-authored a book in the “For Dummies” series — iPad and iPhone for Musicians for Dummies. Written by Williams and Mike Levine, U.S. editor for Audiofanzine, the book covers a wide range of topics, including invaluable... »

  • Omnibook Offers Transcriptions of Miles Davis Solos for the Low End

    Omnibook Offers Transcriptions of Miles Davis Solos for the Low End

    Are you a jazz player and/or a huge Miles Davis fan? Have you always wanted to play his solos on your bass? Your book has arrived. The Miles Davis Omnibook for Bass Clef Instruments, from Hal Leonard Corp., offers transcriptions of 50 of Davis’ recorded solos. Songs featured in the 272-page paperback include: Airegin All... »

  • Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

    Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

    Ray Brown’s work as a double bassist was incomparable, and a new book of transcriptions from Hal Leonard pays tribute to him. An 80-page paperback, features 18 transcriptions, photos, performance notes and a forward by contemporary jazz virtuoso Christian McBride. While Brown is best known for his work with Oscar Peterson, he also played with... »