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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...

12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes is a new series of books by Yellowjackets sax man Bob Mintzer written for all instruments, including bass. Designed for beginner- to intermediate-level musicians, this book covers 12 jazz, blues and funk etudes composed by Mintzer in a variety of jazz styles, tempos, and time signatures. A play-along CD is included, along with...

J.S. Bach for Electric Bass

J.S. Bach for Electric Bass

Bob Gallway’s bass instructional book J.S. Bach for Electric Bass has been updated to now include a companion CD. The book includes three duets and five solo pieces written by Bach and arranged by Gallway for bass. The CD is provided to facilitate mastery of the solo pieces and serve as accompianment for the duets. Tablature is included. Songs included:...

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Alfred Expands Jazz Play-Along Series

Alfred Expands Jazz Play-Along Series

Alfred has expanded on their Jazz Play-Along Series to include new volumes with books and play-along CDs tailored for bass clef instruments, and the entire rhythm section. The rhythm section editions contain written parts for bass, piano, and drums, and offers solo opportunities for those instruments. The publisher has also included an easy play-along series crafted for the novice improviser....

Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process for Double Bass

Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process for Double Bass

Carl Fischer Music has released a new reference guide for college-bound bassists. Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process for Double Bass, compiled and edited by Larry Clark, Daniel Schmidt and Joel DiBartolo covers everything an upright bassist needs to shine in a university audition setting. The book covers the most frequently requested requirements from colleges and universities, covering...

Progressive Trios for Strings

Progressive Trios for Strings

Carl Fischer Music has released a new chamber music collection for string ensemble. Progressive Trios for Strings – String Bass (with additional books for violin, viola and cello), includes 26 trios that can be played by any combination of stringed instruments. The arrangements and compositions included in the book were produced by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, and covers a...

The Real Christmas Book: Bass Edition

The Real Christmas Book: Bass Edition

Bassists looking to jazz up Christmas this year will want to check out Hal Leonard’s bass edition of the The Real Christmas Book. The 216 page “fake” book includes 150 custom arrangements of carols and contemporary holiday tunes with sophisticated jazz chord changes. The book is presented in standard notation (no TAB). Other editions are available, covering all instruments. Here...

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

Alfred Music Publishing, who owns the exclusive rights to the print publishing for Led Zeppelin, has pulled together over 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage to produce a 2-book series of songbooks exclusively for bassists looking to play in the style of John Paul Jones. The books are designed to allow bassists to play along to many Led...