When we are deepest in our music, our entire body should be helping our performance. That’s what led bassist and author Jens Papenroth to write “Groove Breathing.”
Janek Gwizdala has released another instructional book for bassists, this time focusing on altered harmony. “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales” is, in fact, more than a book. It includes 60 backing tracks and 100 videos.
Stuart Clayton has released another great set of transcriptions in his latest offering, “The Plectrum Bass Book.” The collection of 16 complete bass lines highlights some of the best pick playing in bass history.
If you’re looking to dig into the New Orleans style, you may want to check out Billy Bileca’s new book, “Bass Transcriptions from Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy”. The book contains note-for-note bass lines played by Arvell Shaw.
Bassist and educator Pablo Elorza has added a new volume to his library of instructional books with “El Cuerdita: The Language of the Instrument”. The book is made to build your chops by focusing on the development of music’s building blocks.
Ron Carter has been a definitive voice on the bass in jazz for many reasons: his note choices, his reharmonizations, his feel, and his swagger. Now you can learn his bossa style directly from the master in his new book, “Carter-isms.”
Ryan Madora started contributing to No Treble with a series on Blues Bass. Now the Nashville-based session bassist has teamed up with her longtime musical partner Derrek Phillips to release the 12 Bar Blues Survival Pack (for Bass and Drums).
Frescia Belmar has released a new book to get your fingers in shape. “B4SSICS, Vol 1: Warmup & Technique” is her first instructional book and the beginning of her new series on fundamentals.
Pianist Kenny Werner’s “Effortless Mastery” has been a must-have book for the library of any musician looking to unlock their full potential. Now Werner has returned with “Becoming The Instrument: Lessons on Self-Mastery from Music to Life”.
Stuart Hamm has been creating jaw-dropping music for decades, and now Bassline Publishing is helping you to learn his back catalog. “Stuart Hamm Bass Transcriptions – The Early Years” features detailed transcriptions from Stu’s first three albums.
The music of J.S. Bach has resonated with people for hundreds of years, particularly his cello suites. The pieces have also been a great exercise for bassists. Heiko Jung’s new set of eBooks lays out the challenge for electric bassists.
Paul Wolfe has expanded his “How To Play Bass” lineup of instructional books with a new volume entitled “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”.