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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.

Stuart Clayton Publishes New Marcus Miller Transcription Book
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Stuart Clayton Publishes New Marcus Miller Transcription Book

Marcus Miller’s 2015 album “Afrodeezia” was yet another powerful collection of soulful music and incredible bass playing. Now you can get some of that bass playing in written format with a new release from Bassline Publishing.

Ted Gould III Publishes “The Blue-Collar Bassist”
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Ted Gould III Publishes “The Blue-Collar Bassist”

Bassist and No Treble contributor Ted Gould III (aka Blyss) has just published a new book called “The Blue-Collar Bassist: How To Get Gigs & Be The Player That Everyone Wants To Hire.” The 113-page book is full of real-world information on becoming a professional.

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”
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Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”

Bassist and educator Janek Gwizdala has just published the followup to his in-depth educational book, “Chordal Harmony.” Volume 2 dives even deeper with a focus on voicings, chord melody, and reharmonization.

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I”
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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I”

Janek Gwizdala has published a new instructional book for bassists looking to expand their ability to speak on the instrument. "Jazz Vocabulary for Electric Bass: ii-V-I" is designed to build your technique and train your ear while learning the language of jazz.

Updated Edition of “Rock Bass 101” Available Now
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Updated Edition of “Rock Bass 101” Available Now

Ed Friedland’s instructional book Rock Bass 101 has been updated for 2018 by publisher Hal Leonard. The 50-page book covers essential bass lines, techniques, theory, and grooves for the working bassist. It includes full-length songs that are available for download or streaming via Hal Leonard’s website. Specific topics include tips on playing position and posture, warm-up exercises, essential scales, and...