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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...

More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

Looking for a little extra help in learning songs you’ve always loved? Hal Leonard Corp. has released its Bass Tab Method – Book Two. The second book helps you learn more notes up the fretboard, scales, and beginner slap bass technique. The book also comes with online audio featuring demos of the riffs/songs covered in the book, which include classics...

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Funk, Bowie, Cover Tunes and Michael Jackson

Aidan Hampson Transcribes Funk, Bowie, Cover Tunes and Michael Jackson

Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has returned with a new set of transcription books: 70’s Funk, Essential Cover Band Songs Vol. 2, and poignantly, with the the Jan. 10 death of David Bowie, Best of Bowie. He has also released his transcriptions from Michael Jackson’s 1979 album, Off the Wall. The books, available as PDF downloads, are feature bass transcriptions of great...

Beatles Bass Transcriptions Series Available

Beatles Bass Transcriptions Series Available

Longtime bass transcriptionist Peter Croppier has created the mother lode of bass transcriptions for The Beatles, in his “The Beatles — The Definitive Bass Collection” series. The series covers all Paul McCartney’s famed bass lines with the band, as found on both studio and compilation albums, with a book available for each record through Guitar Music Publishing’s store. All the...

“Advanced Rock Bass” Features Video, Audio and Print Instruction

“Advanced Rock Bass” Features Video, Audio and Print Instruction

Mark Michell, bassist for the progressive band Scale the Summit, has created an instructional book, with a video component, called Advanced Rock Bass: for 4-, 5- and 6-String Basses. “This is a complete guide to my approach when composing basslines. I focus on every single aspect imaginable: chord analysis, fretboard mapping, composing lines with harmonics and tapping, voicing chords, mixing...

Dream Theater Bass Play-Along Book Released

Dream Theater Bass Play-Along Book Released

Fans of the progressive metal band Dream Theater interested in learning John Myung’s bass lines have a little extra help via a new book, Dream Theater: Bass Play-Along Volume 47. The book, published by Hal Leonard Corp., includes the tab for 10 songs, as well as a CD featuring the bass lines and separate backing tracks. The book also includes...

Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

Top jazz bassist Michael Moore has penned a new work on playing bass, called The Michael Moore Bass Method. Moore, known for his work with everyone from Bill Evans to Benny Goodman to Chet Baker to Dave Brubeck, wrote the piece with jazz education pioneer Clem DeRosa. The piece combines traditional classical studies with jazz and popular music applications. It...

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Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

If you’ve been aching to play some tracks from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, Stuart Clayton’s Bassline Publishing has just released the book Marcus Miller – Highlights from Renaissance. The 106-page book collects five pieces from the album, including “Detroit,” “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Cee-Tee-Eye,” with transcriptions written in standard notation and tablature. Extensive performance notes are featured as well,...

Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

Book Teaches How to Use the Nashville Number System

Want to learn how to use the Nashville Number System and easily play some of country’s greatest songs? The Nashville Number System Fake Book promises to teach you how to use the notation system, which reveals a song’s harmony, key, meter, rhythm, phrase structure, instrumentation, arrangement, and form on one piece of paper. The book is written for use by...

Aidan Hampson’s Newest Transcriptions Include Pink Floyd, Lee Sklar and More

Aidan Hampson’s Newest Transcriptions Include Pink Floyd, Lee Sklar and More

Bassist/bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson is back at it with four new rock bass transcription books focusing on the music of Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, superstar bassist Leland “Lee” Sklar and the Best of Britpop. Hampson notes that the Pink Floyd book “includes all of ‘Echoes’ and 500 measures of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-IX)’ which have never been...

Book on Playing Gives Lefties Their Due

Book on Playing Gives Lefties Their Due

A new book aims to help left-handers begin to play bass. Hal Leonard Left-Handed Bass Tab Method — Book 1 uses famous riffs to instruct beginning lefty players comfortable way. You’ll learn from the music of bands like The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, The Who, and The Police. The book covers everything from parts of the bass and...

Bassist Pens Book on Extending Past the Root

Bassist Pens Book on Extending Past the Root

Ben Hands, bassist for the British progressive metal band Endeavour and onetime No Treble Reader Spotlight subject, has released an e-book on bass playing. Beyond The Root: A guide on how to approach chord inversions for bass players is designed to help players extend their harmonic vocabulary and discover more options when creating bass lines. The books uses examples from...