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Book Turns Bird’s Sax Solos Into Bass Lines
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Book Turns Bird’s Sax Solos Into Bass Lines

Are you a lover of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s iconic jazz sax solos and yearn to play them on your bass? Then, you need to check out this book — . The 96-page book from Hal Leonard Corp. offers instruction on how to play some of Parker’s most well-known solos. Just take a look at the song list: Anthropology Au Privave...

Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”
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Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

Originally published in 2006, Adrian Ashton’s has been updated and expanded in a new edition published by Hal Leonard. Featuring a forward by John Paul Jones, the 272-page book presents not only a history of the electric bass and information on how to buy a bass and all associated equipment, but also all the basics of reading music (tab and...

Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume
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Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

Hal Leonard has extended their “Bass Play-Along” series with the release of . As with all books in the Bass Play-Along series, Best Bass Lines Ever features tab, song audio and backing tracks. The paperback edition comes with access to download/streaming audio to help you along. Transcriptions include Rush’s “YYZ”, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” Muse’s “Hysteria,” Yes’ “Roundabout,” Guns ’N...

Hal Leonard Publishes Dream Theater Bass Anthology
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Hal Leonard Publishes Dream Theater Bass Anthology

John Myung’s playing in Dream Theater is hard to duplicate, but the from Hal Leonard aims to help you do just that, with transcriptions of 14 of the progressive metal band’s most popular songs as played by the iconic bassist. You can try your hand at replicating his technique, particularly his tapping style on “Metropolis-Part 1”, with the help of...

Hal Leonard Publishes “The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom”
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Hal Leonard Publishes “The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom”

Rickenbacker basses are getting a good detailing in the new book The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom, a 144-page documentation of the company’s 4-string endeavors since the mid-1950s. It offers up info on the company’s nearly forty bass models, including the iconic 4001, with hundreds of color photos and descriptions to help identify each instrument. “I took...

Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance
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Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

Hal Leonard’s new At a Glance for bassists gets its latest edition with the release of Funk and R&B Bass. As with all the titles in the series, Funk and R&B Bass pairs instructional DVD lessons with a supplemental book with TAB notation and details. Funk and R&B Bass includes individualized study on topics including soul bass, basic slap and...

Jazz Bass Classics
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Jazz Bass Classics

Hal Leonard has released Jazz Bass Classics, a new book featuring 16 note-for-note transcriptions of jazz classics. Transcriptions cover bass lines by Scott LaFaro, Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Bob Cranshaw, Chuck Israels, Ron Carter and Wilbur Ware. The 168 page book focuses on both double and electric basses, with standard notation and tab. Jazz Bass Classics Song List: Autumn Leaves...

Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery
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Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery

Hal Leonard announced a few new bass-focused books at this year’s NAMM Show, including a new one by author Chad Johnson. For many bassists, complete fretboard knowledge is lacking. Bass Fretboard Workbook – Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery was written to overcome these unknown spots with Johnson’s method for becoming comfortable with the whole neck. The method...

Hal Leonard Announces “At A Glance” Series for Bass
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Hal Leonard Announces “At A Glance” Series for Bass

Hal Leonard’s popular At A Glance series for guitarists is making its way to bassists with the release of several titles this year. Each set in the series combines an interactive DVD and companion book. The DVD lessons offer up on-screen music with tips and information about the subject matter and provides real world application through the use of popular...

Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”
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Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”

Hal Leonard has published their latest in the Bass Recorded Versions series with the new (and phone book-sized) edition, Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza. The 352 page book contains transcriptions for the bass lines to 50 well-known tunes, presented in both standard notation and tab. In addition to the bass line for each tune, the lyrics and vocal melodies are also included,...

12-Bar Blues: The Complete Guide for Bass
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12-Bar Blues: The Complete Guide for Bass

Hal Leonard’s Inside the Blues series released earlier this year has an edition focused solely on bass, penned by Dave Rubin. 12-Bar Blues: The Complete Guide for Bass is a book/CD combo offering up a well-rounded approach to learning – or improving – playing various forms of the blues. Rubin starts off with the basics, including tuning and breaking down...

Early Rock: Bass Play-Along
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Early Rock: Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard has released Volume 30 of their Bass Play-Along Series, focusing on the early years of rock and roll. Early Rock: Bass Play-Along includes tab for eight songs, as well as the melody and lyrics for each. The book comes with a companion CD, offering the bass track and separate backing tracks for playing along. As with the other...