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Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Alfred Music is getting the led out with two new titles in their Platinum Bass Guitar series. Led Zeppelin: I Platinum Bass Guitar and Led Zeppelin: II Platinum Bass Guitar combine to offer up transcriptions of John Paul Jones’ bass lines on 17 across both albums. Both books include both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the...

Bugra Balci Releases “The Virtuoso Bassist in 14 Melodic Baroque Etudes”

Bugra Balci Releases “The Virtuoso Bassist in 14 Melodic Baroque Etudes”

As a bassist, Bugra Balci gained inspiration from working through Bach’s Cello Suites, which he says gave him a deep, wide approach to the bass and musicality. He’s taken those concepts of building technique through examples that go beyond exercises in his latest instructional book, The Virtuoso Bassist in 14 Melodic Baroque Etudes. “All the etudes are in this book...

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The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music

The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music

Stuart Clayton has authored three new books for Bassline Publishing’s Bass Essentials series, aimed at helping bassists master the fundamentals of reading music. The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music includes beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, to allow bassists to choose the ones best suited to their current skill level. Each book features audio tracks, via downloads from the publisher’s...

Intergalactic Bass: Scales Arpeggios Fingerings Theory & Much More

Intergalactic Bass: Scales Arpeggios Fingerings Theory & Much More

Hal Leonard has added Carlo Mombelli’s Intergalactic Bass method as their latest book in their Bass Instruction series. The comprehensive, 240-page book is based on the premise that in order to play music, one must have a solid handle on scales and arpeggios. A bassist, composer and educator, Mombelli said he searched for a book on scales and arpeggios to...

Bassic Basslines: A Guide to Building Basslines Using Common Chord Progressions

Bassic Basslines: A Guide to Building Basslines Using Common Chord Progressions

Bassist Lynne Davis has published her first instructional ebook, Bassic Basslines: A Guide to Building Basslines Using Common Chord Progressions. Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch platforms, the book is designed to give students lessons on basic music theory and bass technique to apply them to a variety of musical situations. The 75-page book includes examples written in both...

Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery

Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery

Hal Leonard announced a few new bass-focused books at this year’s NAMM Show, including a new one by author Chad Johnson. For many bassists, complete fretboard knowledge is lacking. Bass Fretboard Workbook – Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery was written to overcome these unknown spots with Johnson’s method for becoming comfortable with the whole neck. The method...

John Patitucci Releases Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass, Episode 1

John Patitucci Releases Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass, Episode 1

John Patitucci has teamed up with David Gage String Instruments to release Episode 1 of the bassist’s new Kindle book, Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass. The book, which is made of exercises that Patitucci developed over 10 years, is the first of a six part series designed to take the tedium out of practicing valuable skills. “It is...

Hal Leonard Announces “At A Glance” Series for Bass

Hal Leonard Announces “At A Glance” Series for Bass

Hal Leonard’s popular At A Glance series for guitarists is making its way to bassists with the release of several titles this year. Each set in the series combines an interactive DVD and companion book. The DVD lessons offer up on-screen music with tips and information about the subject matter and provides real world application through the use of popular...

Eric Beaule Releases New Bass Transcriptions Series on Classic Tunes

Eric Beaule Releases New Bass Transcriptions Series on Classic Tunes

Bassist Eric Beaule 30+ year run as a bassist has found him playing a wide variety of music in a variety of settings. But it was during a four-year stint with a recording studio that Beaule started really focusing on the art of transcribing tunes. That was out of necessity, as the studio’s band was tasked with recreating loads of...

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

Jimmy Haslip has authored an instructional method book for bassists, focusing on the art of improvisation and expanding creative expression in jazz. Modern Improvisation for Bass, published by Alfred Music Publishing, covers a range of topics, including broadening music vocabulary with modes, altered harmony, and chord substitutions, creating walking bass lines, using pedal tones and chordal arpeggios, and expanding soloing...

Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45

Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along has reached 45 books now with the release of Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45. The 88 page book offers up the bass lines performed by the late Paul Gray. Eight Slipknot tunes are included, written in standard notation and tab. The lyrics and melody for each song is also provided. As with every book in the...

Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”

Hal Leonard Releases “Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza”

Hal Leonard has published their latest in the Bass Recorded Versions series with the new (and phone book-sized) edition, Ultimate-Guitar Bass Bonanza. The 352 page book contains transcriptions for the bass lines to 50 well-known tunes, presented in both standard notation and tab. In addition to the bass line for each tune, the lyrics and vocal melodies are also included,...