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Rufus Reid Releases Digital Edition of “The Evolving Bassist”
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Rufus Reid Releases Digital Edition of “The Evolving Bassist”

Rufus Reid’s instructional book “The Evolving Bassist” has been the benchmark for jazz bass education for decades. After releasing a Millennium Edition in 2000, the book is now available in a digital format for the first time.

Ron Carter Adds 2 New Books to Library
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Ron Carter Adds 2 New Books to Library

Jazz master Ron Carter has added two new books to the library on his web store: “9 Ron Carter Bass Line Transcriptions” and “From the Bottom Up”.

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”
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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”

Janek Gwizdala is tackling another common issue for bassists with his latest instructional book, “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”. It is accompanied by over 80 videos that provide a deeper understanding of each lesson and example.

Ron Carter Publishes New Walking Bass Book, “Mix & Match”
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Ron Carter Publishes New Walking Bass Book, “Mix & Match”

Jazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book for beginners learning to build their own bass lines. “Mix & Match” is a step by step process for writing your own bass lines that lays out all the note choices.

Lorin Cohen Announces “New Shapes for Bass” Instructional Package
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Lorin Cohen Announces “New Shapes for Bass” Instructional Package

Lorin Cohen has just released a new digital instruction package called “New Shapes for Bass”. Centered around a 71-page ebook, the package includes twelve exercises for electric and double bass with fingerings for both instruments in every key.

Stuart Clayton Publishes “Bass Monsters” Transcription Book
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Stuart Clayton Publishes “Bass Monsters” Transcription Book

If you want to play like the behemoths of the bass, you’ll want to check out the new book by Stuart Clayton. “Bass Monsters” profiles sixteen players with transcriptions of some of the most challenging pieces ever written for bass.

Dan Hawkins Publishes “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass”
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Dan Hawkins Publishes “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass”

Session bassist and author Dan Hawkins has just released a new instructional book. “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass” is an 88-page book that dives into the style with a focus on techniques, essential scales, and the groove styles of funk players.

Marek Bero Releases “Bass Gym 101: Basslines for Beginners”
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Marek Bero Releases “Bass Gym 101: Basslines for Beginners”

Marek Bero has expanded his line of Bass Gym 101 series with a new instructional book. “Bass Gym 101 Basslines for Beginners” features 101 exercises and lessons that condenses essential bass knowledge while focusing on playing bass lines.

David Gross Publishes Two New Bass Books
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David Gross Publishes Two New Bass Books

David Gross has expanded his list of instructional books by revisiting his earliest book with “Very Bassic Bass” and publishing the new method book Learning the “Fingerboard of the Six-String Bass”.

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.