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Bryan Beller Releases Thanks In Advance: The Official Bass Transcription Book

Bryan Beller Releases Thanks In Advance: The Official Bass Transcription Book

Bryan Beller has released Thanks In Advance: The Official Bass Transcription Book, with completely accurate details of the bass lines, fingerings, and techniques he used on his second solo album. Beller employed the work of Stevie Glasgow for the actual transcription work, then worked with him to edit it to be 100% accurate. He also included notes about each song,...

Rock Bass Songs for Dummies

Rock Bass Songs for Dummies

Hal Leonard has released Rock Bass Songs for Dummies, a transcription book featuring 38 classic rock tunes. The book includes transcriptions for all 38 songs, presented in both music notation and tab, along with performance notes. The guide presents additional details on bass techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides. For music trivia enthusiasts, background information on each song and...

Bob Marley Bass Play-Along

Bob Marley Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard’s 38th book in their Bass Play-Along series, Bob Marley: Bass Play-Along, features eight songs by the legendary singer/songwriter. Each song is presented in tab format. The book ships with an accompanying CD, which can be played in any CD player. The CD also runs on Windows and mac, allowing the player to adjust the recording’s tempo without changing...

Electric Bass Method Complete

Electric Bass Method Complete

Bassist and educator David Overthrow has released Electric Bass Method Complete, a comprehensive method book published by Alfred Music Publishing in conjunction with the National Guitar Workshop. The method offers basic to advanced techniques, starting with the basics of the instrument, reading music and building bass lines to intermediate concepts such as using scales, slap and pop techniques, string muting,...

Hal Leonard Releases Jazz Bass On Top by Andy McKee

Hal Leonard Releases Jazz Bass On Top by Andy McKee

Hal Leonard has released Jazz Bass on Top: A Guide to Left-Hand Technique by Andy McKee, an instructional book for double bass aimed at improving fingerboard facility through 50 jazz songs. Presented in order of difficulty, the tunes range from “The Girl From Ipanema” to “Teen Town,” and teach walking bass lines as well as soloing techniques. McKee, who teaches...

Metallica: Classic Songs for Bass

Metallica: Classic Songs for Bass

Cherry Lane Music has published a new series by Danny Gill, focusing on the music of Metallica. Metallica: Classic Songs for Bass is a book/DVD package, featuring note-for-note transcriptions of eight Metallica tunes. The book includes both standard notation and tab. The DVD includes instruction by Gill, demonstrating many bass lines from the song (run time: 1 hour, 24 minutes)....

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Classic Gems For Electric Bass

Classic Gems For Electric Bass

Damon Mazzocco’s Classic Gems For Electric Bass, now back in print, is a focused study guide for learning solos on electric bass. The goal is to get through the guide with an ability not only to play the pieces start to finish, but to also gain new skills with arpeggio runs. The 20 page book contains seven solos and one...

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...

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...