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Hal Leonard Publishes Dream Theater Bass Anthology

Hal Leonard Publishes Dream Theater Bass Anthology

John Myung’s playing in Dream Theater is hard to duplicate, but the from Hal Leonard aims to help you do just that, with transcriptions of 14 of the progressive metal band’s most popular songs as played by the iconic bassist. You can try your hand at replicating his technique, particularly his tapping style on “Metropolis-Part 1”, with the help of...

Carlo Chirio Releases “Double Thumb Technique For Electric Bass”

Carlo Chirio Releases “Double Thumb Technique For Electric Bass”

Bassist Carlo Chirio has released a new instructional eBook called Double Thumb Technique for Electric Bass. The technique, popularized by Victor Wooten, makes use of the thumb almost like a plectrum by striking down and up. Chirio’s book uses short patterns to get readers comfortable with the technique and groove before building on it. “I think that the choice of...

Norm Stockton Releases The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove

Norm Stockton Releases The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove

Norm Stockton has released , a 234-page instructional book aimed at helping bassists working in a worship setting. Stockton, who spent six years playing bass for Lincoln Brewster, takes a different approach to the book than you might think. “As opposed to a comprehensive methodology for all things bass, this will be more of a collection of the nuggets –...

Jon Liebman’s “Rock Bass” Method Reissued

Jon Liebman’s “Rock Bass” Method Reissued

Fifteen years after its original release, Jon Liebman’s Rock Bass instructional book has been updated. The revised edition features a new section focusing on music from the 2000’s, an updated appendix on equipment and effects and a foreward by Billy Sheehan. Rock Bass now features over 130 musical selections ranging from the earliest rock riffs of the ’50s to present...

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth Bass Anthology

Hal Leonard’s newest edition in their “Bass Recorded Versions” offers up David Ellefson‘s bass line transcriptions for 20 Megadeth tunes. Megadeth Bass Anthology includes transcriptions for each song in both standard notation and tab. Megadeth Bass Anthology Song List: Countdown To Extinction Dawn Patrol Five Magics Hangar 18 Head Crusher Holy Wars…The Punishment Due In My Darkest Hour My Last...

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Murray Grodner Releases “A Double Bassist’s Guide to Refining Performance Practices”

Murray Grodner Releases “A Double Bassist’s Guide to Refining Performance Practices”

Veteran double bassist Murray Grodner has just released his latest educational book, A Double Bassist’s Guide to Refining Performance Practices. Written as a guide for any bassist seeking a professional career, the book goes over many fine details of being a successful performer. The 168-page book is broken into five parts focusing on different aspects of playing. Part I addresses...

Bugra Balci Releases “The Virtuoso Bassist in 56 Partitas” Etude Book

Bugra Balci Releases “The Virtuoso Bassist in 56 Partitas” Etude Book

Bassist Bugra Balci has followed up his book on melodic Baroque etudes with The Virtuoso Bassist in 56 Partitas. Primarily intended for bass guitarists, the 236-book continues the Virtuoso Bassist Series contains 56 etudes written in a Baroque style. “While there are a plethora of instructional books available for improving techniques on electric bass guitar, there are only a handful...

Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

Alfred Music has released the remaining books in their Platinum Bass series featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and bass lines of John Paul Jones. The latest round features the bass line transcriptions for Coda, In Through the Out Door and Presence. As with all books in the Platinum Bass series, both standard notation and tab for the bass lines...

Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Following up on their first two books, Alfred Music has released four more Led Zeppelin titles in their “Platinum Bass” series. All the books offer both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the lyrics and vocal melodies. Led Zeppelin: III Platinum Bass Guitar includes transcriptions for “Immigrant Song”, “Celebration Day”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Out on...

The Bassist’s Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco

The Bassist’s Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco

Tim Boomer’s The Bassist’s Bible, originally published in 2009, has been updated and expanded in an all-new second edition. The expansive guide offers up 25 chapters, covering more than 100 musical styles. More than 400 bass lines are presented, which can be followed on each of the two CDs which are included. In the new edition, 50 new grooves have...

Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

Hal Leonard’s new At a Glance for bassists gets its latest edition with the release of Funk and R&B Bass. As with all the titles in the series, Funk and R&B Bass pairs instructional DVD lessons with a supplemental book with TAB notation and details. Funk and R&B Bass includes individualized study on topics including soul bass, basic slap and...

Jazz Bass Classics

Jazz Bass Classics

Hal Leonard has released Jazz Bass Classics, a new book featuring 16 note-for-note transcriptions of jazz classics. Transcriptions cover bass lines by Scott LaFaro, Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Bob Cranshaw, Chuck Israels, Ron Carter and Wilbur Ware. The 168 page book focuses on both double and electric basses, with standard notation and tab. Jazz Bass Classics Song List: Autumn Leaves...