Get ready to sit in the pocket! Bassist and educator Bernhard Lackner has just released a new book. “Keep Grooving” features 10 play-along tracks for beginner and intermediate levels.
Start getting warmed up, because it’s time to hit the gym. Marek Bero has released the eighth book in his “Bass Gym” series, this time focusing on slap. “Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” teaches five slap techniques.
Initially released in 2010, “The Mark King Bass Book” by Stuart Clayton has been re-licensed and re-released. The 192-page book features transcriptions of 10 of King’s bass lines from Level 42’s catalog as well as four live bass solos.
The bass has its own repertoire, but we can often learn new things by studying other instruments. That’s the idea behind the new book “Fernando Sor: Selected Studies Arranged for Electric Bass” by Paul Ballam-Cross.
Paul Wolfe of How-To-Play-Bass.com recently released an instructional book on how to play blues rock bass. Now he’s giving you tips to play like one of the greatest with “How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol. 1”.
Before you jump into your next practice session, you might want to warm up first. That’s the focus of three new books by David Gross, who has written warmup routines for four-string, five-string, and six-string basses.
Paul Wolfe has released a new book that will teach you the ways of players like Tommy Shannon, Carl Radle, and Duck Dunn. “How to Play Blues Rock Bass Vol. 1” is the first of a three-part series.
Xavier Foley has announced “The Solo Book”, which compiles all of the double bassist’s solo music into a PDF. That includes 30 pieces of music, but Foley explains the book will be updated and emailed to you every time he writes a new solo piece.
Jon De Lucia has followed up his popular book “Bach Shapes: Diatonic Sequences for Bass” with a new offering called “Bach Shapes II”. The sequel features 144 pages of new studies for bassists.
If you’ve been following No Treble for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve seen videos of Josh Cohen playing some mind-bending bass tapping. Now he’s released a transcription and play-along book on the subject.
Mile Twelve bassist Nate Sabat has published a new book for beginners called “Dirt Simple Upright Bass”. The 45-page book, which is geared towards bluegrass players, is split into two parts.
Ariane Cap’s and Wolf Wein’s new book “The Pattern System for the Bass Player” is now available. The 330-page book is packed with diagrams and exercises to teach fretboard proficiency as well as improvisation and mental practice.