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Progressive Trios for Strings

Progressive Trios for Strings

Carl Fischer Music has released a new chamber music collection for string ensemble. Progressive Trios for Strings – String Bass (with additional books for violin, viola and cello), includes 26 trios that can be played by any combination of stringed instruments. The arrangements and compositions included in the book were produced by prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, and covers a...

The Real Christmas Book: Bass Edition

The Real Christmas Book: Bass Edition

Bassists looking to jazz up Christmas this year will want to check out Hal Leonard’s bass edition of the The Real Christmas Book. The 216 page “fake” book includes 150 custom arrangements of carols and contemporary holiday tunes with sophisticated jazz chord changes. The book is presented in standard notation (no TAB). Other editions are available, covering all instruments. Here...

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Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

Alfred Music Publishing, who owns the exclusive rights to the print publishing for Led Zeppelin, has pulled together over 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage to produce a 2-book series of songbooks exclusively for bassists looking to play in the style of John Paul Jones. The books are designed to allow bassists to play along to many Led...

Alfred Releases the Couch Potato Bass Workout

Alfred Releases the Couch Potato Bass Workout

Alfred has released a new instructional though maybe unconventional book, entitled The Couch Potato Bass Workout. Intended for all levels and styles, the book is based on the idea that sometimes we end up practicing while “vegging out on the couch” sometimes, so why not make it productive? The workout includes exercises to develop speed, strength, and accuracy by teaching...

Blues Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 18

Blues Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 18

Hal Leonard has released Volume 18 of their Bass Play-Along series. Blues Rock is a 72 page, 8 song book featuring tab and CD tracks for each classic blues tune. The melody and lyrics for each tune are also included. The CD includes audio with and without bass, so you can hear the bassline first, and play along with the...

25 Great Bass Lines

25 Great Bass Lines

Bassist/author Glenn Letsch has a new book of bass transcriptions and lessons out. 25 Great Bass Lines is an 84-page book with CD set featuring notation and tab for 25 classic bass lines, lessons on how to play them, bios, equipment listings, photos and historical facts. Full-band demos of every bass line in the book is included on the CD,...

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...