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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:...

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....

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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...

Alfred Releases the Couch Potato Bass Workout

Alfred Releases the Couch Potato Bass Workout

Alfred has released a new instructional though maybe unconventional book, entitled The Couch Potato Bass Workout. Intended for all levels and styles, the book is based on the idea that sometimes we end up practicing while “vegging out on the couch” sometimes, so why not make it productive? The workout includes exercises to develop speed, strength, and accuracy by teaching...

Blues Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 18

Blues Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 18

Hal Leonard has released Volume 18 of their Bass Play-Along series. Blues Rock is a 72 page, 8 song book featuring tab and CD tracks for each classic blues tune. The melody and lyrics for each tune are also included. The CD includes audio with and without bass, so you can hear the bassline first, and play along with the...

25 Great Bass Lines

25 Great Bass Lines

Bassist/author Glenn Letsch has a new book of bass transcriptions and lessons out. 25 Great Bass Lines is an 84-page book with CD set featuring notation and tab for 25 classic bass lines, lessons on how to play them, bios, equipment listings, photos and historical facts. Full-band demos of every bass line in the book is included on the CD,...

Alfred Releases “No Brainer: Play Bass” Instructional Book

Alfred Releases “No Brainer: Play Bass” Instructional Book

Alfred Music’s No-Brainer series of instructional books has been expanded to cover the low end with the new No-Brainer: Play Bass edition. The bass method is designed for the beginner interested in becoming a working musician by starting with how to hold the bass up through music theory. It also includes lessons on licks in the styles of famous bassists...