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Slam Stewart: 134 Arco Solos for the Doublebass

Slam Stewart: 134 Arco Solos for the Doublebass

Slam Stewart was the master of the bowed bass solo, and his recorded solos with artists such as Lester Young, Art Tatum, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Slim Gaillard are now collected into a single book, 134 Arco Solos for the Doublebass. The 114-page book Stewart’s arco bass solos, recorded between 1938 and 1952, in complete...

Soloing For Bass

Soloing For Bass

Hal Leonard and Musicians Institute Press have released a new bass method book focusing on the art of soloing. Soloing for Bass (A Contemporary Approach to Improvising in Any Style) by Dominik Hauser, is a book/CD combo that features solo exercises, theory discussion and play-along tracks. The method covers major scale modes, melodic minor scale modes, harmonic minor scale modes,...

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Bunny Brunel Bass Technique Books Re-Issued

Bunny Brunel Bass Technique Books Re-Issued

Mel Bay is re-issuing two classic bass technique books by Bunny Brunel, both originally released in the ’90’s. Bunny Brunel’s Bass Secrets, originally released in 1995, is a 239 page, advanced studies method, including improvisation techniques. The Complete Book of Bass Technique, originally released in 1993, is a 250 page, in-depth study of contemporary bass techniques. Bunny has also announced...

The Bass Line Encyclopedia

The Bass Line Encyclopedia

Alfred Music has just released the Bass Line Encyclopedia by Tim Ferguson. The book is a reference for bass players to expand their knowledge of genres and styles, therefore increasing their versatility. It features over 100 bass lines in tons of styles, including Chicago blues, Texas blues, heavy metal, punk, funk, bebop, jazz, reggae, samba, bluegrass, and more. The lines...

Jean Baudin Releases “The Mechanics of Tapping” Method Book

Jean Baudin Releases “The Mechanics of Tapping” Method Book

Jean Baudin, the bassist famous for his “Super Mario theme song” performance on 11-string extended bass and other videos, has released a method book on bass tapping technique. The Mechanics of Tapping is a 58 page ebook aimed at beginning and intermediate bassists. The book covers Baudin’s approach to tapping with tab for both the left and right hand and...

The Police: Bass Play-Along Volume 20

The Police: Bass Play-Along Volume 20

Hal Leonard’s fast growing Play Along series now has a new entry with songs by the Police. The Police: Bass Play-Along Volume 20 features eight popular Police tunes and includes bass tab notation, lyrics and vocal melody. The CD included offers an enhanced version for Windows and Mac computers so you can adjust the tempo of the songs without changing...

The 1970s: Bass Play-Along Volume 31

The 1970s: Bass Play-Along Volume 31

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series gets a new entry this month, with The 1970s: Bass Play-Along Volume 31. The book/CD combo includes the bass notation/tab, lyrics and vocal melody notation. The audio CD is playable in any standard player and enhanced for PC or Mac users, allowing players to adjust tempo without changing the pitch of the tune. The 1970s:...

Jaco Pastorius: Jazz Play-Along Volume 116

Jaco Pastorius: Jazz Play-Along Volume 116

Hal Leonard has released a new Jazz Play-Along book featuring the music of Jaco Pastorius. As with all books in the Play-Along series, the book/CD set includes melody cues with proper style and inflection, rhythm tracks, choruses for soloing, removable bass and piano parts as well as the full stereo accompaniment tracks. Jaco Pastorius: Jazz Play-Along Volume 116 includes music...

Flamenco Bass Clinic by Mariano Martos

Flamenco Bass Clinic by Mariano Martos

Mel Bay has released, Flamenco Bass Technique, a new method book/DVD set by Mariano Martos. Martos covers a wide range of techniques, including Rumba, Tangos, Tanguillos and Bulerías. Lessons are presented in English and Spanish, and the DVD is fully compatible in all countries (PAL and NTSC). Techniques covered: Finger combination: right hand’s thumb, ring finger and middle finger (no...

Mainstream Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 15

Mainstream Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 15

Hal Leonard has released Volume 15 of their Mainstream Rock: Bass Play-Along series. Volume 15 includes the bass lines, tab, melody and lyrics of various rock tunes. A CD is included to allow the player to hear how the bass line should sound, as well as play along to the backing tracks. Songs include: Are You Gonna Be My Girl...

Barry Bales: A Solid Foundation To Acoustic Bass

Barry Bales: A Solid Foundation To Acoustic Bass

Barry Bales, the Grammy award-winning bassist for Alison Krauss & Union Station, has released an instructional video, A Solid Foundation To Acoustic Bass. The two hour and 20 minute DVD features Bales sharing his thoughts on the role of the bass, demonstrations of his techniques in bluegrass and country, and interviews on topics including tone production, walking bass, percussive ‘ghost’...

Noteflight Introduces Crescendo Online Music Notation Software

Noteflight has announced the release of Crescendo, an online music notation software that uses your web browser to help edit, display, and play back music you write as well as share it with others in an online community setting. Crescendo builds upon the already popular and free Noteflight software by introducing tablature support, score templates, lots of new virtual instruments...