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  • More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

    More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

    Looking for a little extra help in learning songs you’ve always loved? Hal Leonard Corp. has released its Bass Tab Method – Book Two. The second book helps you learn more notes up the fretboard, scales, and beginner slap bass technique. The book also comes with online audio featuring demos of the riffs/songs covered in... »

  • Aidan Hampson Transcribes Funk, Bowie, Cover Tunes and Michael Jackson

    Aidan Hampson Transcribes Funk, Bowie, Cover Tunes and Michael Jackson

    Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has returned with a new set of transcription books: 70’s Funk, Essential Cover Band Songs Vol. 2, and poignantly, with the the Jan. 10 death of David Bowie, Best of Bowie. He has also released his transcriptions from Michael Jackson’s 1979 album, Off the Wall. The books, available as PDF downloads, are... »

  • Beatles Bass Transcriptions Series Available

    Beatles Bass Transcriptions Series Available

    Longtime bass transcriptionist Peter Croppier has created the mother lode of bass transcriptions for The Beatles, in his “The Beatles — The Definitive Bass Collection” series. The series covers all Paul McCartney’s famed bass lines with the band, as found on both studio and compilation albums, with a book available for each record through Guitar... »

  • “Advanced Rock Bass” Features Video, Audio and Print Instruction

    “Advanced Rock Bass” Features Video, Audio and Print Instruction

    Mark Michell, bassist for the progressive band Scale the Summit, has created an instructional book, with a video component, called Advanced Rock Bass: for 4-, 5- and 6-String Basses. “This is a complete guide to my approach when composing basslines. I focus on every single aspect imaginable: chord analysis, fretboard mapping, composing lines with harmonics... »

  • Dream Theater Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Dream Theater Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Fans of the progressive metal band Dream Theater interested in learning John Myung’s bass lines have a little extra help via a new book, Dream Theater: Bass Play-Along Volume 47. The book, published by Hal Leonard Corp., includes the tab for 10 songs, as well as a CD featuring the bass lines and separate backing... »

  • Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

    Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

    Top jazz bassist Michael Moore has penned a new work on playing bass, called The Michael Moore Bass Method. Moore, known for his work with everyone from Bill Evans to Benny Goodman to Chet Baker to Dave Brubeck, wrote the piece with jazz education pioneer Clem DeRosa. The piece combines traditional classical studies with jazz... »

  • Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

    Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

    If you’ve been aching to play some tracks from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, Stuart Clayton’s Bassline Publishing has just released the book Marcus Miller – Highlights from Renaissance. The 106-page book collects five pieces from the album, including “Detroit,” “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Cee-Tee-Eye,” with transcriptions written in standard notation and tablature. Extensive performance... »

  • Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

    Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

    Want to learn how to use the Nashville Number System and easily play some of country’s greatest songs? The Nashville Number System Fake Book promises to teach you how to use the notation system, which reveals a song’s harmony, key, meter, rhythm, phrase structure, instrumentation, arrangement, and form on one piece of paper. The book... »

  • Aidan Hampson’s Newest Transcriptions Include Pink Floyd, Lee Sklar and More

    Aidan Hampson’s Newest Transcriptions Include Pink Floyd, Lee Sklar and More

    Bassist/bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson is back at it with four new rock bass transcription books focusing on the music of Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, superstar bassist Leland “Lee” Sklar and the Best of Britpop. Hampson notes that the Pink Floyd book “includes all of ‘Echoes’ and 500 measures of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts... »

  • Book on Playing Gives Lefties Their Due

    Book on Playing Gives Lefties Their Due

    A new book aims to help left-handers begin to play bass. Hal Leonard Left-Handed Bass Tab Method — Book 1 uses famous riffs to instruct beginning lefty players comfortable way. You’ll learn from the music of bands like The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, The Who, and The Police. The book covers everything from... »