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Aidan Hampson Transcribes Prince, MJ, and Aerosmith for Bass

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Prince, MJ, and Aerosmith for Bass

Top bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has another bunch of downloadable transcription books available — Michael Jackson: Bad, Best of Prince and Best of Aerosmith for Bass. Hampson notes that the Bad transcriptions complete his Quincy Jones trilogy. “There are some fantastic basslines here from the likes of Nathan East and Greg Phillinganes. This is the first time that hits like...

Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

Hal Leonard’s book, Royal Blood for Guitar and Bass with Tab, provides an insight into how Mike Kerr, bassist/vocalist for the bass/drum duo Royal Blood, creates his sound. His bass setup allows him to use his bass to emulate two guitars, as well as carry its own sound. “Through careful arranging of the riffs and deft switching, he’s able to...

Gaelen McCormick Releases New Book on Double Bass Spiccato Bowing

Gaelen McCormick Releases New Book on Double Bass Spiccato Bowing

Arco aficionado Gaelen McCormick has expanded series of instructional books for the double bass with Mastering the Bow, Part 2: Spiccato. The book dives into the intricacies of spiccato strokes with elaborate definitions and examples. It’s designed to systematically build your technique with a variety of exercises and etudes, including those from the methods of Dotzauer, Kreutzer, Lee, Popper, Bille,...

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Package Teaches Hundreds of Double Bass Scales

Package Teaches Hundreds of Double Bass Scales

Interested in honing your skill with double bass scales? Bass educator and founder of Discover Double Bass, Geoff Chalmers has created a digital ebook and backing track package, Double Bass Scales: The Play-Along Collection. The package covers 17 different scale types in all 12 keys, over one and two octaves. The package includes 408 written scales and 800 backing tracks....

Joe Hubbard Authors Book on Functional Harmony

Joe Hubbard Authors Book on Functional Harmony

Top bassist and bass teacher Joe Hubbard (also a No Treble contributor) has released the book, Functional Harmonic Concepts. Hubbard is known for his recording work with artists such as Mose Allison, George Benson and Dave Garabaldi and his instruction (The Who’s current bassist, the prolific Pino Palladino, was one of his students). According to Hubbard, the 120-page book will...

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Blur, Green Day, The Killers and The Stone Roses

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Blur, Green Day, The Killers and The Stone Roses

Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has released bass transcriptions of Green Day’s Dookie and The Stone Roses’ self-titled debut album, as well as best-of compilations for The Killers and Blur. All the transcriptions are PDF downloads, easily purchased with a click, for less than $8. Check out the songs covered in each book: Blur (Best Of) Song List: There’s No Other Way...

Bad Company Transcriptions Published

Bad Company Transcriptions Published

If you love the bass lines the late Boz Burrell played in Bad Company and long to recreate them, you’re in luck. Eric Beaulé has transcribed a dozen Burrell bass lines in the eBook, Boz Burrell, Bad Company Bass Transcriptions. Written in standard notation and TAB, the book covers some of Bad Company’s top songs. Burrell, who often played fretless,...

Transcriptions of Bacharach/David, Madness and The Jam Available

Transcriptions of Bacharach/David, Madness and The Jam Available

Note-for-note bass transcriptions of songs by legendary tunesmiths Burt Bacharach & Hal David and the bands Madness and The Jam are now available, courtesy of Guitar Music Publishing. Peter Croppier transcribed downloadable PDF books for each of the artists, and the combined music you can play as the result of his work is something else. Just take a look at...

Book Aims to Help You Create Bass Lines

Book Aims to Help You Create Bass Lines

Using examples from some of rock’s top bassists, you can compose your own bass lines, according to Steve Gorenburg’s book from Hal Leonard, “How to Create Rock Bass Lines.” The book takes bassists like Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Flea and John Entwistle as examples as it also teaches the essentials of finding the beat, pentatonic scale riffs, rock chord...

Pro Bassist’s Books for Beginners Combined

Pro Bassist’s Books for Beginners Combined

London-based professional bassist Phil Mulford’s two books on beginner bass guitar have been merged into one complete edition, “Absolute Beginners: Bass Guitar-Omnibus Edition.” Mulford is an author and teacher with extensive studio, television, stage and advertising work to his credit. The book is designed for anyone looking to begin playing, filled with practical advice, plenty of clear photos, and a...