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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...

Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass

Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass

Robert Chiarelli has authored a new method for electric bass. Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass is a 120 page book covering over 100 exercises to help break through technical limitations and build strength, flexibility, gain position shifting skills, endurance and technical mastery of the instrument. Each exercise is documented in both standard notation and tab and offers information on...

Stuart Clayton Releases Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass

Stuart Clayton Releases Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass

Stuart Clayton has released his latest bass method book, Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass. The book includes a selection of solo arrangements for a variety of popular songs, including the theme from The Simpsons, made famous by Clayton in one of the most popular videos ever featured on No Treble. Each arrangement includes a full breakdown of the various techniques...

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,...

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...

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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:...