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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,...

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....

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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...

Stuart Clayton Transcribes Stu Hamm Album

Stuart Clayton Transcribes Stu Hamm Album

Love Stuart Hamm’s seven-song solo bass suite on his 2015 album Book of Lies? Well, bassist and author (and No Treble contributor) Stuart Clayton has transcribed it for you, along with the rest of the album. Clayton’s book, Stu Hamm – The Book of Lies Bass Transcriptions, was checked by Hamm for accuracy and features his insights and performance notes,...

Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

Bassist and bass teacher Byron Santo is offering his latest instructional bass book, #IV, free of charge. The 2,051-page book is his exploration of scale formulas, and is intended to be used for educational purposes, inspiration and composing, fret board knowledge and technique exercises. The book’s neck charts are for four-to-seven string basses. Santo, who has suffered an injury that...

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Dylan, Elvis, Buckley and Queen

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Dylan, Elvis, Buckley and Queen

Prolific bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson is back with a new slate of downloadable PDF transcriptions. This time out, the selections are Bob Dylan — Bass Transcriptions, Best of Elvis for Bass, Jeff Buckley — Grace, and Queen — Bass Transcriptions. Check out the song list for each book below. Bob Dylan — Bass Transcriptions: Subterranean Homesick Blues Like a Rolling...

Songbook for Beginner Bassists Offers Wide Variety

Songbook for Beginner Bassists Offers Wide Variety

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially if you’re new to playing bass. Hal Leonard Corp.’s First 50 Songs You Should Play On Bass aims to help. The book features easy arrangements (tab) of songs bassists often want to play. Check out the song list: American Girl Billie Jean Black Dog Blister In The Sun Blitzkrieg Bop Born...