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Sheet Music & Instruction

Stuart Clayton Publishes “The Chic Book”

It’s time to get your dance on. Stuart Clayton has just released “The Chic Book”, a transcription book that compiles 18 songs with both bass and guitar parts written out. That means you can learn the parts from both Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Sheet Music & Instruction

10 Bass Books For Your Holiday Wish List

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few ideas to give your loved ones for gifts for their favorite bassist. That’s why we’ve compiled a handful of our favorite bass-centric books that were released this year.

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Midnight Express

Stuart Clayton never ceases to amaze us. In this video, Stuart performs his bass arrangement of “Midnight Express” by Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.

Sheet Music & Instruction

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.

Sheet Music & Instruction

Mario Guarini Publishes “Now It’s My Turn” Bass Transcription Book

Mario Guarini’s 2017 album “Now It’s My Turn” is an amazing showcase for the bassist’s prowess. Now, Guarini teamed up with Stuart Clayton to release a detailed transcription book of all the bass playing from the album.

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” Bass Line Tutorial

Stuart Clayton published a great new bass line tutorial video and transcription featuring a true legend of bass. Check out his tutorial on Larry Graham’s line on the Sly & The Family Stone tune, “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).”

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: “Teen Town” Bass Line Tutorial

Stuart Clayton always provides amazing lessons and transcriptions. In this clip, he walks through the bass line on “Teen Town,” written by Jaco Pastorius and released on the Weather Report album, “Heavy Weather.”

Sheet Music & Instruction

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.

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Paul Jones

Stuart Clayton is publishing so much content, like this “Giants of Bass” entry focusing on the style of the great John Paul Jones.

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Jaco Pastorius

I’m always impressed with Stuart Clayton’s “Giants of Bass” video series. The companion to his books by the same name, Stuart breaks down the styles of various bassists with an original piece. Check out his piece, “A Portrait of Jaco”

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Duck Dunn

I love it when Stuart Clayton posts one of his “Giants of Bass” videos. He named this one “Who Dunnit?” which focuses on the style of Duck Dunn.

2018 Reader Favorites

2018 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: Stuart Clayton

Stuart Clayton worked as hard as anyone in 2018. His “Bass Lick of the Week” series was a major hit. We didn’t feature all of them, but the ones we did got huge views, landing him at #6 on the "reader favorite" list for 2018.