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Hal Leonard Publishes “Jazz Bass” Method Book
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Hal Leonard Publishes “Jazz Bass” Method Book

Hal Leonard has published a new book for acoustic and electric jazz bassists. Jazz Bass by Matthew Rybicki covers everything you need to know to start learning jazz bass. Lessons in the book include walking basics, chords and scales, blues, rhythm changes, string raking, soloing, chord substitution, and more. The 138-page book is complete with standard music notation plus tab...

Hal Leonard Publishes Music Theory for Bass Players
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Hal Leonard Publishes Music Theory for Bass Players

If you’re looking for a new book to bone up on your music theory, Hal Leonard has published a new book on the subject dedicated to bassists. Music Theory for Bass Players is a 160-page book aimed at helping you get the most out of your playing. Written by Steve Gorenberg, it has chapters starting with the musical alphabet and...

Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book
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Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series has gotten a little more metal thanks to their latest release: Metallica: 1983-1988: Bass Play-Along Volume 21. Fans will recognize that the date range means the majority of the transcriptions are of bass lines by the late, great Cliff Burton. Jason Newsted’s bass line for “One” off of …And Justice For All is also in...

Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book
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Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

Are you a complete beginner or have someone interested in starting on bass? Hal Leonard has just published First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar by Jon Liebman to aid fledgling players. The step-by-step lesson plan starts with holding the bass and graduates to playing open strings and beyond. While it covers the basics, the book gets you ready to jam with...

Hal Leonard Publishes Second Edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book
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Hal Leonard Publishes Second Edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book

If you’re a fan of classic basses, you’ll want to check out the new edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom. Updating on the first edition released 2013, the new version adds 16 bonus pages with up-to-date information on the latest models plus more photos of artists and custom-built Rickenbacker basses. “With the introduction of the...

Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords
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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 audio tracks and 17 extended...

New Book Offers Jaco “Ultimate Bass Lesson”
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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 the recent, well-received “Jaco” documentary,...

Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released
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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,” “Cross Road Blues (Crossroads),” “Politician,”...

Jaco Pastorius Play-Along Book Published
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Jaco Pastorius Play-Along Book Published

Jaco Pastorius revolutionized bass playing over the course of a tragically short life, which has been depicted in the acclaimed documentary, “JACO,” produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Now, some of Jaco’s most famous bass lines (from his solo work, tenure in Weather Report, and on songs by Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock) are part of the Hal Leonard Bass...

Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book
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Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

Hal Leonard’s book, Royal Blood for Guitar and Bass with Tab, provides an insight into how Mike Kerr, bassist/vocalist for the bass/drum duo Royal Blood, creates his sound. His bass setup allows him to use his bass to emulate two guitars, as well as carry its own sound. “Through careful arranging of the riffs and deft switching, he’s able to...