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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...

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,...

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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...

Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

Are you a bass enthusiast, but not a bass player? You might be able to change that. Hal Leonard Corp. has released the book Teach Yourself to Play Bass: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners. As it notes on the cover, you don’t even need to read music to start. The book instructs using a combination of tablature, rhythmic...

Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

Bassist, pianist, composer and educator Ariane Cap has decided to make understanding music theory easier to understand for bassists in her book, Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom. The theory in the book is designed to be approachable, and can even be used by players who can’t read...

New Bass Transcriptions of Classic Tunes Available for Download

New Bass Transcriptions of Classic Tunes Available for Download

Bassist and bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has assembled quite a series of bass transcription books, many of which include some of the most notable, but sometimes un-transcribed, bass lines in popular music. The downloadable, PDF titles, released by Guitar Music Publishing, focus on a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, ABBA, Foo Fighters, and Michael Jackson, with the bass...

Top Transcriber Pens Book on Warm-Up Exercises

Top Transcriber Pens Book on Warm-Up Exercises

Prolific bass and guitar transcriptionist Steve Gorenberg (he’s written transcriptions of work by Iron Maiden, Boston, The Rolling Stones, Queen and more) also uses his talents for a different kind of instruction — warm-up exercises. His book, Warm-Up Exercises for Bass Guitar, provides players with a slew of stretches, coordination exercises, pentatonic scales, major and minor scales, and arpeggios. The...

Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

So you’ve decided that you want to emulate the sound of all those Stevie Ray Vaughan records you’ve always loved. But, you need a little help in exactly replicating what Tommy Shannon does on bass. Hal Leonard Publishing has released a new book to help players lock into some of Vaughan’s most famous work. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Bass Play-Along Volume...