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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,...

The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

Bassist, author and educator Dave Overthrow has released his latest instructional book, The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz. The book is designed for any bassist who has already learned the basics and wants to explore new styles and techniques. The Bass Style Resource offers up bass lines from...

Bassline Publishing Releases iPad Versions of Ultimate Slap Bass Series

Bassline Publishing Releases iPad Versions of Ultimate Slap Bass Series

Bassline Publishing has taken their Ultimate Slap Bass books to the screen with the release of all three levels as interactive iPad editions. Originally released in 2005, the popular print counterpart of this book has been expanded to offer video demonstrations of all the main techniques, audio tracks for each exercise as well as the sheet music and text. Each...

Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

Alfred Music Publishing has introduced The New Basics – Rock Bass, a new method book, designed for beginner bassists. The premise, according to the publisher, is that playing bass isn’t about studying, it is about playing, and it should be fun. This line from the company’s release is worth mentioning too, just because it is hilarious: “If you’re looking to...

Rush Releases “Clockwork Angels” Authentic Bass Tab

Rush Releases “Clockwork Angels” Authentic Bass Tab

Alfred Music Publishing has just published Rush: Clockwork Angels for both bass and guitar, as part of their Authentic Bass TAB series. The 108 page book includes the tab for all of Geddy Lee’s bass lines from the Clockwork Angels – the album released in June of this year, as well as complete lyrics and full color artwork (view sample...

Verdine White’s “Playing the Bass Guitar” Re-released

Verdine White’s “Playing the Bass Guitar” Re-released

Cherry Lane Music has reissued the method book written by Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White and the late Louis Satterfield, originally published in 1978. Playing the Bass is updated with a new cover, spans 136 pages, and includes two companion CDs. The book kicks off with approaches to reading music, holding the bass, and progressively covers the notes...

Funk Bass Fills

Funk Bass Fills

Berklee bass professor Anthony Vitti has released his latest method book, this time focusing on funk bass. Funk Bass Fills offers up bass fills spanning funk, soul, R&B and hip-hop styles, playing fills in different positions and keys, funk rhythms and rhythmic patterns and more. The 72-page book comes with a companion play-along CD, including the recorded bass lines –...

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Stuart Clayton Releases “The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes” in iBook Format

Stuart Clayton Releases “The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes” in iBook Format

Bassist/author Stuart Clayton is taking his popular bass method books and publishing them in iBook format, offering new interactive features for the books previously only available in print. The first release is Clayton’s The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes, re-imagined for the digital format. The iBook format introduces full versions of each of the supporting tracks, as embedded...

Best Of ZZ Top For Bass

Best Of ZZ Top For Bass

Hal Leonard set their sights on the music of that little ol’ band from Texas with the release of Best Of ZZ Top For Bass. Part of the “Bass Recorded Versions” series, the 64-page book focuses on Dusty Hill’s bass lines on 15 ZZ Top tunes from over the years. The music is presented in both standard notation and tab....

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Bass Play-Along

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard has added a new edition to their Bass Play-Along series, with the release of Red Hot Chili Peppers: Bass Play-Along (Vol. 42). The 80 page book offers up tab for nine Flea bass lines, with the standard enhanced audio CD that is included with each book in this series. The audio provides the opportunity to hear the bass...

Lick Library Releases “Learn To Play Rock Basslines” DVD

Lick Library Releases “Learn To Play Rock Basslines” DVD

Lick Library is now shipping a new instructional DVD by Phil Williams entitled Learn to Play Rock Basslines. Aimed at beginner to intermediate players, the video guides you through 20 rock songs ranging from Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” to Muse’s “Hysteria.” “It’s 20 of the classic rock basslines that I consider to be landmarks in bass playing,” Williams explains. “A...

The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius

The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the Genius of Jaco Pastorius

Bassist Mike Cornelison spent years of intense study on the work of Jaco Pastorius while studying at Musicians Institute. After graduating MI with honors, Cornelison began compiling his studies and ultimately put together a book including 26 of the late bassist’s lines from various albums and acts over his career. The Book of Jaco – the Ultimate Compendium of the...