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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...

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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...

John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

John Benítez Releases Volume 1 of Bass Method Series

Latin jazz bassist John Benítez has launched a new set of instructional books focused on his own bass method. The John Benítez Bass Method Volume 1:- Freedom In The Clave: A Rhythmic Approach To Bass Playing focuses on strengthening your rhythmic confidence with a set of rhythmic independence exercises over a clave. Written with Ian Stewart, the book aims bolster...

Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels

Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels

Just about everything you need to know about playing bass with a pick is covered in Stuart Clayton’s Plectrum Techniques for Bass Guitar. The book, with 201 exercises, can be used by every player — from beginner to advanced. The book also includes four study pieces. All are supported by downloadable audio. Chapters cover triplets, as well as rock, metal,...

Enrico Galetta Debuts as Bass Instruction Author with “Grooving with Hybrid Techniques”

Enrico Galetta Debuts as Bass Instruction Author with “Grooving with Hybrid Techniques”

Bass player, composer and educator Enrico Galetta (known for his jazz work and the album 48 Hour Odyssey) is imparting his bass wisdom in his first book, Grooving with Hybrid Techniques for Bass. Featuring 100 exercises and 72 audio samples (available with the paper copy and the e-book), the book aims to teach a variety of techniques, including flamenco slap,...

Pino Palladino Transcription Book Released

Pino Palladino Transcription Book Released

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know or love superstar sideman Pino Palladino’s bass lines, knowingly or unknowingly. Pino Palladino – Bass Transcriptions (w/ bass Tabs) – Classic Fretless Tracks, from playbasslines.com, covers a handful of the songs for which Palladino — who has worked with Tears for Fears, Paul Young, Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Jeff Beck, The Who...

Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

Stuart Clayton’s bass transcriptions are staples here at No Treble, and he has turned his talents to transcribing the whole of Level 42’s first live album, A Physical Presence. In the book, Level 42 — A Physical Presence Bass Transcriptions, Clayton transcribes the work of vocalist/bassist Mark King, known for his electric bass slap style, including songs like the instrumental...

Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

If you’re a fan of Stuart Clayton’s work on No Treble, his book, Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar from Clayton’s Bassline Publishing, should pique your interest. The book, featuring 10 study pieces, teaches players how to master techniques like slapping, fingerstyle and plectrum playing and the use of harmonics. It’s the fourth title in Bassline’s Bass Techniques series, and each...

Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

The co-author of , Ryan C. Williams, is back with another book for musicians. This time out, he has co-authored a book in the “For Dummies” series — iPad and iPhone for Musicians for Dummies. Written by Williams and Mike Levine, U.S. editor for Audiofanzine, the book covers a wide range of topics, including invaluable music apps and making apps...