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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.”

Marek Bero Publishes Bass Gym 101 Instructional Books
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Marek Bero Publishes Bass Gym 101 Instructional Books

If you’re looking to work your bass muscles, you’re in luck. Marek Bero has just released a series of five instructional books called “Bass Gym 101.” Each book is made for all styles and is adaptable to five and six-string instruments, as well.

Pablo Elorza Publishes “Right Hand Path” Technique Book
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Pablo Elorza Publishes “Right Hand Path” Technique Book

Pablo Elorza has published a new instructional book for bassists called “Right Hand Path.” The 50-page eBook explains what it means to have good right-hand technique, how to obtain it, and the results you get for having good technique.

Orlando le Fleming Releases “Get It Together” Instructional Book
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Orlando le Fleming Releases “Get It Together” Instructional Book

Jazz bassist Orlando le Fleming has released a new instructional book to help you get in shape for the new year. Designed for both electric and double bass, “Get It Together” focuses on “time and sound priorities for the jazz bass player.”

Evan Marien Publishes Transcription Book
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Evan Marien Publishes Transcription Book

Evan Marien has just published a new transcription book of his playing, including his original compositions and bass solos from other works. The bassist transcribed all of his own playing for players who want a new challenge.

Chris Kosky Releases “The Thumb Transition Zone” Double Bass Method Book
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Chris Kosky Releases “The Thumb Transition Zone” Double Bass Method Book

Bassist Chris Kosky has released a new method book for the double bass that covers a tricky spot of the neck. “The Thumb Transition Zone” covers the area between lower positions and thumb position.