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.
Nate Navarro has been wowing No Treble readers for years. Now, he’s ready to teach us a thing or two in his first book, “BASS: 4-String Etudes, Riffs, Songs & Exercises”.
Janek Gwizdala has added another book to his jazz education series with “Iconic Lines for Bass Guitar: An Interactive Chronology of the Genes of Jazz Vocabulary”. The book aims to teach you vocabulary from the genre’s entire existence.
Teymur Phell and Jim Kalbach published “Killer Walking Bass” back in 2018, and now they’re pushing things even further with Killer Walking Bass Volume 2. Volume 2 includes melodic lines for eight songs with more challenging chord changes