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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”.

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.

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Looping”
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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Looping”

Looping has become a staple for many bass players. From practice to performance, bassists have been gotten more and more creative with the craft. Now Janek Gwizdala is sharing his deep knowledge of looping with a new book, “Bass Player’s Guide to Looping.”

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.

Mel Bay Releases “Extreme Bass Grooves” Instructional Book
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Mel Bay Releases “Extreme Bass Grooves” Instructional Book

Mel Bay has published a new bass instructional book by Peter Washburne entitled “Extreme Bass Grooves.” The 40-page book is designed to engage your creativity while exploring the fretboard.

Bass Instruction: A Guide to the Best Books
Ask Damian Erskine

Bass Instruction: A Guide to the Best Books

This week’s “Ask” question centers around bass instruction books: which ones Damian prefers to teach from, and which ones were instrumental to his learning. Check out his list of recommendations.