New Bass Transcriptions of Classic Tunes Available for Download

Aidan Hampson's Bass Transcription Books

Bassist and bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has assembled quite a series of bass transcription books, many of which include some of the most notable, but sometimes un-transcribed, bass lines in popular music.

The downloadable, PDF titles, released by Guitar Music Publishing, focus on a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, ABBA, Foo Fighters, and Michael Jackson, with the bass lines written in notation and tablature.

Check out what’s in the Stevie Wonder book:

  1. My Cherie Amour
  2. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
  3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
  4. Superstition
  5. He’s Misstra Know-It-All
  6. Higher Ground
  7. Don’t You Worry ‘bout a Thing
  8. As
  9. Another Star
  10. Master Blaster (Jammin’)
  11. Happy Birthday
  12. I Just Called to Say I Love You
  13. Part-Time Lover

Another of the books is devoted to cover bands. Essential Cover Band Songs includes 11 tunes:

  1. The Beatles – Twist and Shout
  2. Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild
  3. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
  4. The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
  5. The Jacksons – Blame It on the Boogie
  6. Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
  7. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
  8. The B-52’s – Love Shack
  9. Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
  10. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
  11. Mark Ronson Featuring Amy Winehouse – Valerie

The books, priced at $7.99 each, are available at Hampson’s website.

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  1. Amazing work by Aidan. Here’s hoping there will be more, especially some stuff from Louis Johnson. “Ai No Corrida” remains untranscribed till today.