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  • John Benítez Releases Vol. 2 of Bass Method Books

    John Benítez Releases Vol. 2 of Bass Method Books

    Latin jazz bassist John Benítez has expanded his line of bass method instructional books with a second book. The John Benitez Bass Method, Vol. 2: El Sonero del Barrio – A Creative Approach to Salsa expands on book one’s rhythmic aspects by focusing on specific playing contexts from his recording career. “Vol. 2 concentrates on... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes Music Theory for Bass Players

    Hal Leonard Publishes Music Theory for Bass Players

    If you’re looking for a new book to bone up on your music theory, Hal Leonard has published a new book on the subject dedicated to bassists. Music Theory for Bass Players is a 160-page book aimed at helping you get the most out of your playing. Written by Steve Gorenberg, it has chapters starting... »

  • Pablo Elorza Publishes New Instructional Book, Patterns

    Pablo Elorza Publishes New Instructional Book, Patterns

    We have shared some great lessons and videos by Pablo Elorza on No Treble in the past. Now he’s released a new instructional book called Patterns that explains how small motifs can expand your vocabulary. “A pattern is a small melodic idea that can be repeated, developed and adapted to any musical situation,” he writes.... »

  • Phell and Kalbach Release “Killer Walking Bass” Book

    Phell and Kalbach Release “Killer Walking Bass” Book

    If you’re looking for ways to spice up your walking bass lines, Teymur Phell and Jim Kalbach have you covered with their new book Killer Walking Bass. Aimed at the advanced jazz bassist, the authors wrote a collection of melodic walking lines to play with guidance on creating your own as well. “Unlike other books... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

    Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

    Janek Gwizdala has expanded his line of educational bass books to beef up your technique. The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder is split into two books: one for major and one for minor. “Having chops is about being able to play anything you hear and seamlessly communicate that with your audience,” Gwizdala states. “The Ultimate... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

    Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

    Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series has gotten a little more metal thanks to their latest release: Metallica: 1983-1988: Bass Play-Along Volume 21. Fans will recognize that the date range means the majority of the transcriptions are of bass lines by the late, great Cliff Burton. Jason Newsted’s bass line for “One” off of …And Justice... »

  • Dmitry Lisenko Releases “Percussive Acoustic Bass” Video Course

    Dmitry Lisenko Releases “Percussive Acoustic Bass” Video Course

    Dmitry Lisenko has been wowing No Treble readers for the past few years with his impressive acoustic bass guitar playing. Now he’s sharing his technique in a new video course called Percussive Fingerstyle on Acoustic Bass. The bassist’s unique style of playing incorporates lots of percussion on the body of the bass to fill out... »

  • Johnny Cox Releases New Instructional Book, “Improve Your Groove”

    Johnny Cox Releases New Instructional Book, “Improve Your Groove”

    Johnny Cox has released a new instructional book called Improve Your Groove: The Essential Guide to Mastering Time and Feel on Bass Guitar. The new book focuses on playing in the pocket with topics including cracking the code of rhythm and groove, building your internal clock, Konnakol vocal counting, and more. The book has five... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

    Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

    Are you a complete beginner or have someone interested in starting on bass? Hal Leonard has just published First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar by Jon Liebman to aid fledgling players. The step-by-step lesson plan starts with holding the bass and graduates to playing open strings and beyond. While it covers the basics, the book gets... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of... »