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Lorin Cohen Announces “New Shapes for Bass” Instructional Package
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Lorin Cohen Announces “New Shapes for Bass” Instructional Package

Lorin Cohen has just released a new digital instruction package called “New Shapes for Bass”. Centered around a 71-page ebook, the package includes twelve exercises for electric and double bass with fingerings for both instruments in every key.

Stuart Clayton Publishes “Bass Monsters” Transcription Book
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Stuart Clayton Publishes “Bass Monsters” Transcription Book

If you want to play like the behemoths of the bass, you’ll want to check out the new book by Stuart Clayton. “Bass Monsters” profiles sixteen players with transcriptions of some of the most challenging pieces ever written for bass.

Dan Hawkins Publishes “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass”
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Dan Hawkins Publishes “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass”

Session bassist and author Dan Hawkins has just released a new instructional book. “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass” is an 88-page book that dives into the style with a focus on techniques, essential scales, and the groove styles of funk players.

Marek Bero Releases “Bass Gym 101: Basslines for Beginners”
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Marek Bero Releases “Bass Gym 101: Basslines for Beginners”

Marek Bero has expanded his line of Bass Gym 101 series with a new instructional book. “Bass Gym 101 Basslines for Beginners” features 101 exercises and lessons that condenses essential bass knowledge while focusing on playing bass lines.

David Gross Publishes Two New Bass Books
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David Gross Publishes Two New Bass Books

David Gross has expanded his list of instructional books by revisiting his earliest book with “Very Bassic Bass” and publishing the new method book Learning the “Fingerboard of the Six-String Bass”.

Joseph Conyers Launches “Orchestra Chops” Course on Discover Double Bass
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Joseph Conyers Launches “Orchestra Chops” Course on Discover Double Bass

If you’re looking to up your classical game, you’re in luck. Discover Double Bass has just launched its latest course with its newest instructor: Juilliard professor and assistant principal bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Joseph Conyers.

Mario Guarini Publishes “Now It’s My Turn” Bass Transcription Book
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Mario Guarini Publishes “Now It’s My Turn” Bass Transcription Book

Mario Guarini’s 2017 album “Now It’s My Turn” is an amazing showcase for the bassist’s prowess. Now, Guarini teamed up with Stuart Clayton to release a detailed transcription book of all the bass playing from the album.

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics”
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Janek Gwizdala Releases “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics”

Janek Gwizdala has just released a new instructional book. “Bass Player’s Guide to Pentatonics” focuses on the many uses of the pentatonic scale and comes with a complete video masterclass and forty play-along tracks to help you hone your chops.

David Gross Publishes “The Three Tonic System”
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David Gross Publishes “The Three Tonic System”

David Gross has returned with a new book called “The Three Tonic System”. The method book, which is applicable to any bass clef instrument, examines chord changes typically referred to as “Coltrane Changes”.

Damian Erskine Launches BassEducation.com
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Damian Erskine Launches BassEducation.com

For ten years, Damian Erskine shared his deep knowledge of all things bass and music in his “Ask Damian” column on No Treble. Now he’s launched a website called BassEducation.com that lets you go even deeper with his teachings and music.

Jason Raso Releases “Soloing on Electric Bass: A Chord Tone Approach”
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Jason Raso Releases “Soloing on Electric Bass: A Chord Tone Approach”

Jason Raso has published a new instructional book called “Soloing on Electric Bass: A Chord Tone Approach”. The 52-page lays out a method for improving your solos while improving your chord spelling and fingerboard knowledge.

David Gross Publishes “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments”
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David Gross Publishes “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments”

A little over twenty years ago, David Gross began writing a “woodshed” column for Downbeat Magazine. Now he’s expanded the concept into a new book entitled “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments.”