Bassist and educator David Gross has just published a new instructional book called “Bass ala Melodic Minor Modes”. The 90+ page book is a deep dive into the melodic minor scale, its chords, and its modes.
Ryan Madora has just released a free eBook to help bassists learn to improvise. “Beginner Improvisation For Bass Players: Navigating Chord Progressions with a Soulful Groove” is designed to help players break away from the root note and get creative.
Rufus Reid’s instructional book “The Evolving Bassist” has been the benchmark for jazz bass education for decades. After releasing a Millennium Edition in 2000, the book is now available in a digital format for the first time.
Jazz master Ron Carter has added two new books to the library on his web store: “9 Ron Carter Bass Line Transcriptions” and “From the Bottom Up”.
Janek Gwizdala is tackling another common issue for bassists with his latest instructional book, “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”. It is accompanied by over 80 videos that provide a deeper understanding of each lesson and example.
Jazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book for beginners learning to build their own bass lines. “Mix & Match” is a step by step process for writing your own bass lines that lays out all the note choices.
Lorin Cohen has just released a new digital instruction package called “New Shapes for Bass”. Centered around a 71-page ebook, the package includes twelve exercises for electric and double bass with fingerings for both instruments in every key.
If you want to play like the behemoths of the bass, you’ll want to check out the new book by Stuart Clayton. “Bass Monsters” profiles sixteen players with transcriptions of some of the most challenging pieces ever written for bass.
Session bassist and author Dan Hawkins has just released a new instructional book. “100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass” is an 88-page book that dives into the style with a focus on techniques, essential scales, and the groove styles of funk players.
Marek Bero has expanded his line of Bass Gym 101 series with a new instructional book. “Bass Gym 101 Basslines for Beginners” features 101 exercises and lessons that condenses essential bass knowledge while focusing on playing bass lines.
David Gross has expanded his list of instructional books by revisiting his earliest book with “Very Bassic Bass” and publishing the new method book Learning the “Fingerboard of the Six-String Bass”.
Mario Guarini’s 2017 album “Now It’s My Turn” is an amazing showcase for the bassist’s prowess. Now, Guarini teamed up with Stuart Clayton to release a detailed transcription book of all the bass playing from the album.