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Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

If you’re a fan of Stuart Clayton’s work on No Treble, his book, Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar from Clayton’s Bassline Publishing, should pique your interest. The book, featuring 10 study pieces, teaches players how to master techniques like slapping, fingerstyle and plectrum playing and the use of harmonics. It’s the fourth title in Bassline’s Bass Techniques series, and each...

Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

The co-author of , Ryan C. Williams, is back with another book for musicians. This time out, he has co-authored a book in the “For Dummies” series — iPad and iPhone for Musicians for Dummies. Written by Williams and Mike Levine, U.S. editor for Audiofanzine, the book covers a wide range of topics, including invaluable music apps and making apps...

Omnibook Offers Transcriptions of Miles Davis Solos for the Low End

Omnibook Offers Transcriptions of Miles Davis Solos for the Low End

Are you a jazz player and/or a huge Miles Davis fan? Have you always wanted to play his solos on your bass? Your book has arrived. The Miles Davis Omnibook for Bass Clef Instruments, from Hal Leonard Corp., offers transcriptions of 50 of Davis’ recorded solos. Songs featured in the 272-page paperback include: Airegin All Blues All of You Au...

Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

Ray Brown’s work as a double bassist was incomparable, and a new book of transcriptions from Hal Leonard pays tribute to him. An 80-page paperback, features 18 transcriptions, photos, performance notes and a forward by contemporary jazz virtuoso Christian McBride. While Brown is best known for his work with Oscar Peterson, he also played with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah...

Learn Rockabilly Bass in a Book by Brian Setzer’s Bassist

Learn Rockabilly Bass in a Book by Brian Setzer’s Bassist

Johnny “Spazz” Hatton, double bassist for the Brian Setzer Orchestra, lays down the basics in Rockabilly Bass: Slap Technique, Creating Bass Lines & the Rudiments of Rockin’ String Bass. Hatton, who has also played a host of styles with a wide variety of artists (including a 1967 concert with Elvis Presley) covers a multitude of bases in the title from...

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Bass Book Series is a ‘Goldmine’ of Tutorials for All Players

Bass Book Series is a ‘Goldmine’ of Tutorials for All Players

A new series of bass tutorial books from Hal Leonard aims to provide players of all styles with 100 essential lessons. The books in the Bass Lesson Goldmine Series — , , , and — offer detailed information in print and via streaming/downloadable audio. Audio CDs of performance demos are also available with the books. Duos author each book, with...

New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

Looking for a book that teaches you how to play some classic and new rock hits? Hal Leonard’s latest, could help. The paperback in the “Tab +” series not only includes tab for some bass classics, it also offers info on the gear you need to have, recording techniques, historical info, and playing tips (including right-and-left hand technique). Songs featured...

“DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

“DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

Do you know someone who would really love to play bass, but wants to learn in their own time and in their own way? Then DiY (Do It Yourself) Electric Bass: Learn to Play Anywhere and Anytime could be the book he or she needs. The book by Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger, is structured so that anyone —...

The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

If John Entwistle’s iconic bass lines for The Who have always eluded you, a new book has arrived to help out. from Alfred Publishing will help you play some of the late, great rock bassist’s most famous lines. The transcriptions in the 104-page book include: Baba O’Riley Bargain Behind Blue Eyes Boris the Spider Eminence Front Happy Jack Love, Reign...

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

Janek Gwizdala has a new instructional book out. All the Good Stuff – How I Practice revolves around his practice regimen, and the book is full on getting the most out of your instrument, your hands and your ears. Gwizdala dives into more than practicing with tips on getting focused, inspiration, pacing, and finding solutions to musical problems. It’s filled...

Andrew Ford Releases “50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know”

Andrew Ford Releases “50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know”

Bassist and educator Andrew Ford wants to help you find your groove with his latest video course, . Ford has taught at the Musician’s Institute and colleges and played with a wealth of R&B artists including Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan. He’s also the man behind the Blues Bass Survival Guide video course. His career began...

First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

Larry Graham, as you know, is one of those bass players who can easily take the title of THE MAN. And a new book can teach you how to play the bass lines he created with Sly and the Family Stone. , from Hal Leonard, is the first book to transcribe Graham’s iconic lines on songs like “Dance to the...