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  • 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... »

  • “Next Steps In Bass” eBook Focuses on Method

    “Next Steps In Bass” eBook Focuses on Method

    Markus Vieweg, bass player from German electro-pop band Glasperlenspiel has crafted a 300-page method eBook for bass players, particularly self-taught students of the instrument. The book, Next Steps in Bass, features not only detailed pictures but also, all the bass exercises and techniques lessons feature audio examples and videos. Presentations are designed to make music... »

  • 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”... »

  • Berklee Bass Professors Craft Bass Instruction Book

    Berklee Bass Professors Craft Bass Instruction Book

    Three Berklee College of Music bass professors have written a new book about playing jazz bass, simply called Berklee Jazz Bass: Acoustic & Electric. The writers – bass chair emeritus Rich Appleman and bass professors Whit Browne and Bruce Gertz – are longtime faculty members at the Boston college, and between them have mentored artists... »

  • 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... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords

    Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords

    Hal Leonard Corp. has published the “Bassist’s Guide to Scales Over Chords: The Foundation of Effective Bass Lines.” The book looks at how to apply scales in a musical way, which is essential knowledge for those learning how to create and improvise bass lines and solos. The book, which covers 11 scales and features 136... »

  • Bernhard Lackner Releases Three New Bass Instruction Books

    Bernhard Lackner Releases Three New Bass Instruction Books

    Austrian bassist/composer Bernhard Lackner just released a series of three bass play-along e-books. Lackner, is a player and educator who has worked with Mino Cinelu, Adam Holzman, Marco Minnemann, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Adam Nitti, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Derico Watson, Chester Thompson, Pete Lockett. The books cover basic tunes (“Start Grooving”), increase in difficulty... »

  • New Book Offers Jaco “Ultimate Bass Lesson”

    New Book Offers Jaco “Ultimate Bass Lesson”

    Bass instructor and author Jon Liebman’s latest book teaches you how to play like one of the greats. In “Play Like Jaco Pastorius: The Ultimate Bass Lesson” Liebman examines and analyzes everything from Jaco’s technique and equipment to his licks and his “stylistic DNA,” according to one book description. Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, who produced... »

  • Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

    You can learn to play bass lines created by one of rock’s best-ever bassists, the late Jack Bruce, with the help of a new play-along book. Hal Leonard Corp. has published “Cream – Bass Play-Along Vol. 52” includes tab and companion audio to help you learn some of the power trio’s most well-known songs: “Badge,”... »