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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...

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...

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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...