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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Decoding Giant Steps for Electric Bass”

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Decoding Giant Steps for Electric Bass”

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” is one of the most daunting jazz standards due to its complex chord changes. Janek Gwizdala has published a book for bassists to get the most out of the song.

Stuart Clayton Publishes “The John Entwistle Bass Book”

Stuart Clayton Publishes “The John Entwistle Bass Book”

Stuart Clayton and Bassline Publishing have expanded their transcription book offering with a new deep dive on a bass icon. “The John Entwistle Bass Book” features full transcriptions from The Ox’s career.

Barend Tromp Announces “Next Level Slap Bass” Volumes 1 & 2

Barend Tromp Announces “Next Level Slap Bass” Volumes 1 & 2

If you’re looking to up your slap bass game, Barend Tromp has you covered. The bassist and educator has published “Next Level Slap Bass” Volumes 1 & 2 for getting your chops into the modern age.

Joe Hubbard Publishes “The Triad Sudoku Workbook”

Joe Hubbard Publishes “The Triad Sudoku Workbook”

If you’re looking to solve the puzzle of your fingerboard, you’ll want to check out the new book from Joe Hubbard. “The Triad Sudoku Workbook” provides an approach to learning through the popular puzzle game, Sudoku.

Hal Leonard Publishes Foo Fighters Bass Tab Book

Hal Leonard Publishes Foo Fighters Bass Tab Book

Hal Leonard has added to their Bass Tab Collection of books with a collection of Foo Fighters bass transcriptions. Each of the 20 songs is presented note-for-note in both musical notation and tablature.

Stuart Clayton Publishes The Brothers Johnson Bass Book

Stuart Clayton Publishes The Brothers Johnson Bass Book

Stuart Clayton of Bassline Publishing has just released a new transcription book featuring 14 lines from the Brothers Johnson. The track list includes the band’s biggest hits like “Stomp,” “Strawberry Letter 23,” “Ain’t We Funkin’ Now,” and more.

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101 – Essential Plectrum Grooves”

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101 – Essential Plectrum Grooves”

Marek Bero used to be in the camp that “real bassists play with fingers.” However, he came to accept and appreciate playing with a pick. Now he is spreading the love with his ninth book, “Bass Gym 101 - Essential Plectrum Grooves.”

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KJ Jensen Publishes “Titans of Bass”

KJ Jensen Publishes “Titans of Bass”

KJ Jensen has released a new book called “Titans of Bass” that gives insight into the tactics, habits, and routines of the world’s top bassists. The author consulted with over 130 artists on perspectives of the bass.

Jens Papenroth Publishes “Groove Breathing”

Jens Papenroth Publishes “Groove Breathing”

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 Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales”

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales”

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 Publishes “The Plectrum Bass Book”

Stuart Clayton Publishes “The Plectrum Bass Book”

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.

New Transcription Book Covers Arvell Shaw’s Lines With Louis Armstrong

New Transcription Book Covers Arvell Shaw’s Lines With Louis Armstrong

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.