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Hal Leonard Publishes Music Theory for Bass Players

Hal Leonard Publishes Music Theory for Bass Players

If you’re looking for a new book to bone up on your music theory, Hal Leonard has published a new book on the subject dedicated to bassists. Music Theory for Bass Players is a 160-page book aimed at helping you get the most out of your playing. Written by Steve Gorenberg, it has chapters starting with the musical alphabet and...

Pablo Elorza Publishes New Instructional Book, Patterns

Pablo Elorza Publishes New Instructional Book, Patterns

We have shared some great lessons and videos by Pablo Elorza on No Treble in the past. Now he’s released a new instructional book called Patterns that explains how small motifs can expand your vocabulary. “A pattern is a small melodic idea that can be repeated, developed and adapted to any musical situation,” he writes. “Patterns seeks to explore the...

Phell and Kalbach Release “Killer Walking Bass” Book

Phell and Kalbach Release “Killer Walking Bass” Book

If you’re looking for ways to spice up your walking bass lines, Teymur Phell and Jim Kalbach have you covered with their new book Killer Walking Bass. Aimed at the advanced jazz bassist, the authors wrote a collection of melodic walking lines to play with guidance on creating your own as well. “Unlike other books on jazz bass, the authors...

Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

Janek Gwizdala Releases “The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder”

Janek Gwizdala has expanded his line of educational bass books to beef up your technique. The Bass Player’s Ultimate Chop Builder is split into two books: one for major and one for minor. “Having chops is about being able to play anything you hear and seamlessly communicate that with your audience,” Gwizdala states. “The Ultimate Chop Builder series goes deep...

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Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series has gotten a little more metal thanks to their latest release: Metallica: 1983-1988: Bass Play-Along Volume 21. Fans will recognize that the date range means the majority of the transcriptions are of bass lines by the late, great Cliff Burton. Jason Newsted’s bass line for “One” off of …And Justice For All is also in...

Dmitry Lisenko Releases “Percussive Acoustic Bass” Video Course

Dmitry Lisenko Releases “Percussive Acoustic Bass” Video Course

Dmitry Lisenko has been wowing No Treble readers for the past few years with his impressive acoustic bass guitar playing. Now he’s sharing his technique in a new video course called Percussive Fingerstyle on Acoustic Bass. The bassist’s unique style of playing incorporates lots of percussion on the body of the bass to fill out the song. “By understanding the...

Johnny Cox Releases New Instructional Book, “Improve Your Groove”

Johnny Cox Releases New Instructional Book, “Improve Your Groove”

Johnny Cox has released a new instructional book called Improve Your Groove: The Essential Guide to Mastering Time and Feel on Bass Guitar. The new book focuses on playing in the pocket with topics including cracking the code of rhythm and groove, building your internal clock, Konnakol vocal counting, and more. The book has five complete songs to practice with...

Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

Hal Leonard Publishes “The First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar” Instructional Book

Are you a complete beginner or have someone interested in starting on bass? Hal Leonard has just published First 15 Lessons: Bass Guitar by Jon Liebman to aid fledgling players. The step-by-step lesson plan starts with holding the bass and graduates to playing open strings and beyond. While it covers the basics, the book gets you ready to jam with...

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of the books I write is...

Raymond Elgar’s Books On Double Bass Republished

Raymond Elgar’s Books On Double Bass Republished

If you’re interested in the history of the double bass, you may want to check out Stephen Street’s new republished editions of three books by Raymond Elgar: Introduction to the Double Bass, More About the Double Bass, and Looking At The Double Bass. Originally published in the 1960s, the books chronicle the double bass in three aspects. Introduction covers the...

Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

Bass master Ron Carter has teamed up with 1630 Jazz Books to re-release his Comprehensive Bass Method instruction book and two song books. The 84-page bass method book builds on the original from the 1970s with “several of his compositions, a transcription, new photographs and video links to Ron demonstrating several exercises.” Designed for both upright and electric bass, it...

The Incognito Bass Book Now Available

The Incognito Bass Book Now Available

Incognito has been putting out great music since 1981, with most of their greatest songs being fueled by incredible bass lines. Now bassists can dig into the music with The Incognito Bass Book from Bassline Publishing. Transcribed and compiled by Stuart Clayton, the book features songs from throughout the British acid jazz band’s career. “From their early eighties work with...