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The Music of Paul Chambers (Volume 1)

The Music of Paul Chambers (Volume 1)

Author Mikko Nurmi’s The Music of Paul Chambers (Volume 1) is a new book offering a comprehensive look at the style of one of the great jazz bassists, Paul Chambers. Through the use of full transcriptions of Chambers’ work, Nurmi includes insights through analysis and theory, as well as related exercises. “It may be helpful just to see what someone...

Diatonic Major And Minor Scales For Electric Bass

Diatonic Major And Minor Scales For Electric Bass

Jamey Aebersold’s latest edition to their bass method library focuses on the importance of scale mastery for electric bassists. Diatonic Major And Minor Scales For Electric Bass includes both major and minor scale exercises, designed to help bassists develop new and creative lines, while learning the entire fretboard and improving technique. The exercises require full use of the thumb and...

The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes

The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes

Stuart Clayton has released his latest bass method book, The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes, through his Bassline Publishing company. The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes is a thorough reference manual featuring all the scales, modes and arpeggios, from construction to recommended fretboard patterns. “[This] is a book that I have written in response to teaching...

Bernhard Lackner Releases Plucking Hand Workout For Electric Bass

Bernhard Lackner Releases Plucking Hand Workout For Electric Bass

Bassist Bernhard Lackner has released a new instructional book, Plucking Hand Workout For Electric Bass, featuring 200 exercises on 2-finger right hand technique. Written in both standard notation and tablature, the book focuses on developing your plucking hand in order to improve your overall technique, tone and musicianship. The exercises start at the beginning with quarter notes and work up...

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Legendary Bass Guitar Songs

Legendary Bass Guitar Songs

Hal Leonard released a series of “Legendary Songs” books, including one for the bass. Legendary Bass Guitar Songs documents 39 different tunes by legendary bassists, including James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke. Songs by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, AC/DC, the Clash, the...

Hal Leonard Releases KISS Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard Releases KISS Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard has released a KISS Bass Play-Along book, featuring bass lines played by Gene Simmons written out in TAB format. The accompanying CD has tracks with and without the bass line to help you hear what it should sound like, then play it on your own. The disc plays in any CD player, but it’s also enhanced to allow...

Dethklok: Bass Anthology

Dethklok: Bass Anthology

Alfred Music Publishing and Cartoon Network Enterprises have teamed up to release a new bass transcription book featuring the songs of Dethklok, the animated metal band from Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse” TV series. Dethklok: Bass Anthology includes 14 tunes from the The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II, selected by Bryan Beller, Dethklok’s live performance bassist. Bonus materials include “The Duncan Hills Coffee...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions)

Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions)

Hal Leonard’s latest entry in their Bass Recorded Versions book series features the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions) is a 114 page book including complete transcriptions in both standard notation and tab for 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd classics and featuring the bass lines of Leon Wilkeson and Ed King.   Song list: All...

Walking the Bass: Jazz Standard Progressions

Walking the Bass: Jazz Standard Progressions

Mel Bay’s new jazz bass method was actually written by guitarist Frank Vignola. Walking the Bass: Jazz Standard Progressions is a collection of ten walking bass lines for the most common progressions in jazz standards. The 28 page book is designed to provide the student with strong concepts for playing each walking line, while also learning how to outline chords...

Bass for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction for Bass Guitar

Bass for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction for Bass Guitar

Hal Leonard has introduced a new bass method, designed for children who want to learn the bass guitar, Bass for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide. The 32-book format includes 17 songs in layouts that allow the student to focus on one concept at a time. Lessons include selecting a bass, holding a bass, hand position, reading music notation and counting. Bass...