Double bassist and educator Lauren Pierce has published new educational material with “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass.” Pierce broke the book into three large sections: bowing, left hand technique, and right and left-hand coordination.
Salsa bass lines can be fun as well as challenging, which is why bassist Álvaro Martín Gómez Acevedo has published a new transcription book called “20 Salsa Basslines for Electric Bass Guitar.”
Dominique Di Piazza has many incredible aspects to his playing, but specifically his right hand technique is astounding. Now the secrets of his style have been revealed in a new instructional book called “The Ultimate Right Hand Technique Book.”
Start stretching because it’s time to hit the gym again. Marek Bero has added a new book to his “Bass Gym 101” series to strengthen your knowledge of chords and harmonic accompaniments.
Hal Leonard has expanded to their series of Play-Along packs with “Rush - Bass Play-Along Volume 61.” The new pack contains eight sound-alike recordings of Rush tracks with artist-approved transcriptions to get you feeling like Geddy Lee.
Joe Hubbard has released his 13th instructional book, entitled “Modal Landscapes: Harmonic Horizons for Bass Guitar.” The 127-page eBook dives into the modes and utilizes them for improvisation in bass lines and solos.
In 2016, Stuart Clayton of Bassline Publishing released a full transcription book for Stuart Hamm’s solo album, “The Book of Lies.” Now he’s done it again with a note-for-note book on “Hold Fast,” which Hamm dropped earlier this year.
After releasing a four-string book in 2021, Nate Navarro has expanded his educational books to include “BASS: 5-String Etudes, Riffs, Songs & Exercises.”
Bassist and educator Joe Hubbard has released a new book to train you into technical excellence. “Fingers of Fury: Mastering Finger Independence for Bass Guitar” is a digital book available now.
Hal Leonard has published “The Bassist’s Fake Book,” featuring easy-to-read lead sheets for 250 songs. The music spans a wide array of genres, from pop and rock to rap and reggae.
John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” is one of the most daunting jazz standards due to its complex chord changes. Janek Gwizdala has published a book for bassists to get the most out of the song.
Stuart Clayton and Bassline Publishing have expanded their transcription book offering with a new deep dive on a bass icon. “The John Entwistle Bass Book” features full transcriptions from The Ox’s career.