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Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book
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Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

Bassist and bass teacher Byron Santo is offering his latest instructional bass book, #IV, free of charge. The 2,051-page book is his exploration of scale formulas, and is intended to be used for educational purposes, inspiration and composing, fret board knowledge and technique exercises. The book’s neck charts are for four-to-seven string basses. Santo, who has suffered an injury that...

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...

“Advanced Rock Bass” Features Video, Audio and Print Instruction
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“Advanced Rock Bass” Features Video, Audio and Print Instruction

Mark Michell, bassist for the progressive band Scale the Summit, has created an instructional book, with a video component, called Advanced Rock Bass: for 4-, 5- and 6-String Basses. “This is a complete guide to my approach when composing basslines. I focus on every single aspect imaginable: chord analysis, fretboard mapping, composing lines with harmonics and tapping, voicing chords, mixing...

Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book
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Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

Top jazz bassist Michael Moore has penned a new work on playing bass, called The Michael Moore Bass Method. Moore, known for his work with everyone from Bill Evans to Benny Goodman to Chet Baker to Dave Brubeck, wrote the piece with jazz education pioneer Clem DeRosa. The piece combines traditional classical studies with jazz and popular music applications. It...

Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System
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Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

Want to learn how to use the Nashville Number System and easily play some of country’s greatest songs? The Nashville Number System Fake Book promises to teach you how to use the notation system, which reveals a song’s harmony, key, meter, rhythm, phrase structure, instrumentation, arrangement, and form on one piece of paper. The book is written for use by...

Bassist Pens Book on Extending Past the Root
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Bassist Pens Book on Extending Past the Root

Ben Hands, bassist for the British progressive metal band Endeavour and onetime No Treble Reader Spotlight subject, has released an e-book on bass playing. Beyond The Root: A guide on how to approach chord inversions for bass players is designed to help players extend their harmonic vocabulary and discover more options when creating bass lines. The books uses examples from...

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...

Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists
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Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

Bassist, pianist, composer and educator Ariane Cap has decided to make understanding music theory easier to understand for bassists in her book, Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom. The theory in the book is designed to be approachable, and can even be used by players who can’t read...

Top Transcriber Pens Book on Warm-Up Exercises
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Top Transcriber Pens Book on Warm-Up Exercises

Prolific bass and guitar transcriptionist Steve Gorenberg (he’s written transcriptions of work by Iron Maiden, Boston, The Rolling Stones, Queen and more) also uses his talents for a different kind of instruction — warm-up exercises. His book, Warm-Up Exercises for Bass Guitar, provides players with a slew of stretches, coordination exercises, pentatonic scales, major and minor scales, and arpeggios. The...

Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

So you’ve decided that you want to emulate the sound of all those Stevie Ray Vaughan records you’ve always loved. But, you need a little help in exactly replicating what Tommy Shannon does on bass. Hal Leonard Publishing has released a new book to help players lock into some of Vaughan’s most famous work. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Bass Play-Along Volume...

Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels
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Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels

Just about everything you need to know about playing bass with a pick is covered in Stuart Clayton’s Plectrum Techniques for Bass Guitar. The book, with 201 exercises, can be used by every player — from beginner to advanced. The book also includes four study pieces. All are supported by downloadable audio. Chapters cover triplets, as well as rock, metal,...

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...