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Stuart Clayton Publishes The Brothers Johnson Bass Book

Stuart Clayton Publishes The Brothers Johnson Bass Book

Stuart Clayton of Bassline Publishing has just released a new transcription book featuring 14 lines from the Brothers Johnson. The track list includes the band’s biggest hits like “Stomp,” “Strawberry Letter 23,” “Ain’t We Funkin’ Now,” and more.

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Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101 – Essential Plectrum Grooves”

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101 – Essential Plectrum Grooves”

Marek Bero used to be in the camp that “real bassists play with fingers.” However, he came to accept and appreciate playing with a pick. Now he is spreading the love with his ninth book, “Bass Gym 101 - Essential Plectrum Grooves.”

KJ Jensen Publishes “Titans of Bass”

KJ Jensen Publishes “Titans of Bass”

KJ Jensen has released a new book called “Titans of Bass” that gives insight into the tactics, habits, and routines of the world’s top bassists. The author consulted with over 130 artists on perspectives of the bass.

Jens Papenroth Publishes “Groove Breathing”

Jens Papenroth Publishes “Groove Breathing”

When we are deepest in our music, our entire body should be helping our performance. That’s what led bassist and author Jens Papenroth to write “Groove Breathing.”

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales”

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales”

Janek Gwizdala has released another instructional book for bassists, this time focusing on altered harmony. “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales” is, in fact, more than a book. It includes 60 backing tracks and 100 videos.

Stuart Clayton Publishes “The Plectrum Bass Book”

Stuart Clayton Publishes “The Plectrum Bass Book”

Stuart Clayton has released another great set of transcriptions in his latest offering, “The Plectrum Bass Book.” The collection of 16 complete bass lines highlights some of the best pick playing in bass history.

New Transcription Book Covers Arvell Shaw’s Lines With Louis Armstrong

New Transcription Book Covers Arvell Shaw’s Lines With Louis Armstrong

If you’re looking to dig into the New Orleans style, you may want to check out Billy Bileca’s new book, “Bass Transcriptions from Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy”. The book contains note-for-note bass lines played by Arvell Shaw.

Pablo Elorza Publishes “El Cuerdita: The Language of the Instrument”

Pablo Elorza Publishes “El Cuerdita: The Language of the Instrument”

Bassist and educator Pablo Elorza has added a new volume to his library of instructional books with “El Cuerdita: The Language of the Instrument”. The book is made to build your chops by focusing on the development of music’s building blocks.

Ron Carter Publishes “Carter-isms: Bossa Nova Bass Lines”

Ron Carter Publishes “Carter-isms: Bossa Nova Bass Lines”

Ron Carter has been a definitive voice on the bass in jazz for many reasons: his note choices, his reharmonizations, his feel, and his swagger. Now you can learn his bossa style directly from the master in his new book, “Carter-isms.”

Ryan Madora and Derrek Phillips Release “12 Bar Blues Survival Pack”

Ryan Madora and Derrek Phillips Release “12 Bar Blues Survival Pack”

Ryan Madora started contributing to No Treble with a series on Blues Bass. Now the Nashville-based session bassist has teamed up with her longtime musical partner Derrek Phillips to release the 12 Bar Blues Survival Pack (for Bass and Drums).

Frescia Belmar Releases “B4SSICS, Vol 1: Warmup & Technique”

Frescia Belmar Releases “B4SSICS, Vol 1: Warmup & Technique”

Frescia Belmar has released a new book to get your fingers in shape. “B4SSICS, Vol 1: Warmup & Technique” is her first instructional book and the beginning of her new series on fundamentals.

Kenny Werner Releases “Becoming The Instrument”

Kenny Werner Releases “Becoming The Instrument”

Pianist Kenny Werner’s “Effortless Mastery” has been a must-have book for the library of any musician looking to unlock their full potential. Now Werner has returned with “Becoming The Instrument: Lessons on Self-Mastery from Music to Life”.