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Songbook for Beginner Bassists Offers Wide Variety
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Songbook for Beginner Bassists Offers Wide Variety

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially if you’re new to playing bass. Hal Leonard Corp.’s First 50 Songs You Should Play On Bass aims to help. The book features easy arrangements (tab) of songs bassists often want to play. Check out the song list: American Girl Billie Jean Black Dog Blister In The Sun Blitzkrieg Bop Born...

More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book
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More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

Looking for a little extra help in learning songs you’ve always loved? Hal Leonard Corp. has released its Bass Tab Method – Book Two. The second book helps you learn more notes up the fretboard, scales, and beginner slap bass technique. The book also comes with online audio featuring demos of the riffs/songs covered in the book, which include classics...

Dream Theater Bass Play-Along Book Released
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Dream Theater Bass Play-Along Book Released

Fans of the progressive metal band Dream Theater interested in learning John Myung’s bass lines have a little extra help via a new book, Dream Theater: Bass Play-Along Volume 47. The book, published by Hal Leonard Corp., includes the tab for 10 songs, as well as a CD featuring the bass lines and separate backing tracks. The book also includes...

Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass
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Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

Are you a bass enthusiast, but not a bass player? You might be able to change that. Hal Leonard Corp. has released the book Teach Yourself to Play Bass: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners. As it notes on the cover, you don’t even need to read music to start. The book instructs using a combination of tablature, rhythmic...

Omnibook Offers Transcriptions of Miles Davis Solos for the Low End
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Omnibook Offers Transcriptions of Miles Davis Solos for the Low End

Are you a jazz player and/or a huge Miles Davis fan? Have you always wanted to play his solos on your bass? Your book has arrived. The Miles Davis Omnibook for Bass Clef Instruments, from Hal Leonard Corp., offers transcriptions of 50 of Davis’ recorded solos. Songs featured in the 272-page paperback include: Airegin All Blues All of You Au...

Learn Rockabilly Bass in a Book by Brian Setzer’s Bassist
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Learn Rockabilly Bass in a Book by Brian Setzer’s Bassist

Johnny “Spazz” Hatton, double bassist for the Brian Setzer Orchestra, lays down the basics in Rockabilly Bass: Slap Technique, Creating Bass Lines & the Rudiments of Rockin’ String Bass. Hatton, who has also played a host of styles with a wide variety of artists (including a 1967 concert with Elvis Presley) covers a multitude of bases in the title from...

Bass Book Series is a ‘Goldmine’ of Tutorials for All Players
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Bass Book Series is a ‘Goldmine’ of Tutorials for All Players

A new series of bass tutorial books from Hal Leonard aims to provide players of all styles with 100 essential lessons. The books in the Bass Lesson Goldmine Series — , , , and — offer detailed information in print and via streaming/downloadable audio. Audio CDs of performance demos are also available with the books. Duos author each book, with...

Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music
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Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

You may already be aware of many ways to use an iPad for making music. However, Hal Leonard Corp. has put together an book — — that covers the device’s “connectivity to the professional, project, and home music studios.” Written by music technology authors Vincent Leonard and Thomas Rudolph, the book in the Hal Leonard Quick Pro Guides series, the...

New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines
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New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

Looking for a book that teaches you how to play some classic and new rock hits? Hal Leonard’s latest, could help. The paperback in the “Tab +” series not only includes tab for some bass classics, it also offers info on the gear you need to have, recording techniques, historical info, and playing tips (including right-and-left hand technique). Songs featured...

First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released
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First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

Larry Graham, as you know, is one of those bass players who can easily take the title of THE MAN. And a new book can teach you how to play the bass lines he created with Sly and the Family Stone. , from Hal Leonard, is the first book to transcribe Graham’s iconic lines on songs like “Dance to the...

Grammy Nominee Shares Pro Advice in Book on Playing Upright Bass
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Grammy Nominee Shares Pro Advice in Book on Playing Upright Bass

Andy McKee, a jazz bassist nominated for two Grammys for his work with the Mingus Big Band, has authored a book to help others improve their playing. is designed for bassists of all skill levels, offering insight on a wide swath of topics, from improvising, soloing and practicing to instrument care, performance, and right-and-left-hand technique. McKee is also the author...

Hal Leonard Publishes “Music Marketing for the DIY Musician”
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Hal Leonard Publishes “Music Marketing for the DIY Musician”

The author of Billboard Books’ best-selling The Musician’s Handbook has some more advice to offer. This time, Bobby Borg, who has a long career as a musician, educator and author, is turning his eye and pen to going DIY with . Published as part of Hal Leonard Corp.’s Music Pro Series of guides and CDs, the book shares how innovative...