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Eric Beaule Releases New Bass Transcriptions Series on Classic Tunes
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Eric Beaule Releases New Bass Transcriptions Series on Classic Tunes

Bassist Eric Beaule 30+ year run as a bassist has found him playing a wide variety of music in a variety of settings. But it was during a four-year stint with a recording studio that Beaule started really focusing on the art of transcribing tunes. That was out of necessity, as the studio’s band was tasked with recreating loads of...

Transcription: Stu Hamm’s “Going to California”
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Transcription: Stu Hamm’s “Going to California”

This month’s transcription is Stu Hamm’s live performance of the Led Zeppelin classic “Going to California”, which can be heard (and seen) here: You’ll need to detune your E-string to D in order to play this piece. This performance of the song opens with a chord consisting of an open low D-string and A and D harmonics played at the...

Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”
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Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”

Hal Leonard has published their latest in the Bass Recorded Versions series with the new (and phone book-sized) edition, Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza. The 352 page book contains transcriptions for the bass lines to 50 well-known tunes, presented in both standard notation and tab. In addition to the bass line for each tune, the lyrics and vocal melodies are also included,...

Transcription: Cliff Burton’s “Orion”
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Transcription: Cliff Burton’s “Orion”

“Orion”, the classic Metallica track that features bassist Cliff Burton in a lead role, was an obvious choice for this month’s transcription. To this day – nearly thirty years after it was recorded – it’s a track that is studied and dissected by metal-loving bass players all over the world.

Bass Transcription: Evan Marien’s Arrangement of Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”
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Bass Transcription: Evan Marien’s Arrangement of Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”

Evan Marien‘s fantastic take on the Jaco Pastorius-penned classic “Havona” was high on my list of pieces to transcribe for this monthly feature. Evan’s breathtaking melodic soloing on the chord changes simultaneously calls to mind the spirit of the original, while showcasing his own unique melodic voice. Skip to the transcription and video “Havona” has a 22-bar form consisting of:...

Transcription: “No Woman, No Cry” Solo Bass Arrangement
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Transcription: “No Woman, No Cry” Solo Bass Arrangement

This great version of the Bob Marley classic “No Woman, No Cry” was arranged by popular YouTube bassist Viaceslav Svedov, a talented young musician known for his hard-hitting covers of popular bass-driven songs.

The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius
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The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius

Bassist Mike Cornelison spent years of intense study on the work of Jaco Pastorius while studying at Musicians Institute. After graduating MI with honors, Cornelison began compiling his studies and ultimately put together a book including 26 of the late bassist’s lines from various albums and acts over his career. The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the...

AC/DC: Bass Play-Along Volume 40
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AC/DC: Bass Play-Along Volume 40

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series reaches number 40 with the release of AC/DC: Bass Play-Along. The new book features bass transcriptions for eight AC/DC hits from over the years, as originally recorded with bassists Cliff Williams and Mark Evans. The 64 page book includes TAB as well as the melody and lyrics for each tune. Like all the other releases...

Red Hot Chili Peppers “I’m with You Bass” Transcription Book Released
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Red Hot Chili Peppers “I’m with You Bass” Transcription Book Released

Last year, the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with their latest album, I’m With You. The album was the band’s first in five years, tenth overall, and first to feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced longtime guitarist John Frusciante. The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album and was well received by fans. Hal Leonard has just...

The Ultimate Bass Songbook: The Complete Resource for Every Bass Player
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The Ultimate Bass Songbook: The Complete Resource for Every Bass Player

Hal Leonard has published a whopper of a bass transcription book. The Ultimate Bass Songbook: The Complete Resource for Every Bass Player includes note-for-note transcriptions for 70 songs, spanning bass lines, bass melodies and solo bass arrangements. The book is designed to allow you to pick the arrangement you prefer to many top hits. The Ultimate Bass Songbook Complete Song...

The Jamiroquai Bass Book Released Worldwide
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The Jamiroquai Bass Book Released Worldwide

Bassline Publishing has announced the worldwide release of The Jamiroquai Bass Book, featuring transcriptions of 16 tracks from the group’s first two albums, Emergency on Planet Earth and Return of the Space Cowboy. Previously unavailable in the U.S., the 134-page book provides musical notation, TAB and chord symbols for all the lines played by founding bassist Stuart Zender. Each track...

Metallica: Classic Songs for Bass
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Metallica: Classic Songs for Bass

Cherry Lane Music has published a new series by Danny Gill, focusing on the music of Metallica. Metallica: Classic Songs for Bass is a book/DVD package, featuring note-for-note transcriptions of eight Metallica tunes. The book includes both standard notation and tab. The DVD includes instruction by Gill, demonstrating many bass lines from the song (run time: 1 hour, 24 minutes)....