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“DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

“DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

Do you know someone who would really love to play bass, but wants to learn in their own time and in their own way? Then DiY (Do It Yourself) Electric Bass: Learn to Play Anywhere and Anytime could be the book he or she needs. The book by Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger, is structured so that anyone —...

The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

If John Entwistle’s iconic bass lines for The Who have always eluded you, a new book has arrived to help out. from Alfred Publishing will help you play some of the late, great rock bassist’s most famous lines. The transcriptions in the 104-page book include: Baba O’Riley Bargain Behind Blue Eyes Boris the Spider Eminence Front Happy Jack Love, Reign...

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

Janek Gwizdala has a new instructional book out. All the Good Stuff – How I Practice revolves around his practice regimen, and the book is full on getting the most out of your instrument, your hands and your ears. Gwizdala dives into more than practicing with tips on getting focused, inspiration, pacing, and finding solutions to musical problems. It’s filled...

Andrew Ford Releases “50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know”

Andrew Ford Releases “50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know”

Bassist and educator Andrew Ford wants to help you find your groove with his latest video course, . Ford has taught at the Musician’s Institute and colleges and played with a wealth of R&B artists including Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan. He’s also the man behind the Blues Bass Survival Guide video course. His career began...

First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

Larry Graham, as you know, is one of those bass players who can easily take the title of THE MAN. And a new book can teach you how to play the bass lines he created with Sly and the Family Stone. , from Hal Leonard, is the first book to transcribe Graham’s iconic lines on songs like “Dance to the...

Grammy Nominee Shares Pro Advice in Book on Playing Upright Bass

Grammy Nominee Shares Pro Advice in Book on Playing Upright Bass

Andy McKee, a jazz bassist nominated for two Grammys for his work with the Mingus Big Band, has authored a book to help others improve their playing. is designed for bassists of all skill levels, offering insight on a wide swath of topics, from improvising, soloing and practicing to instrument care, performance, and right-and-left-hand technique. McKee is also the author...

Book Turns Bird’s Sax Solos Into Bass Lines

Book Turns Bird’s Sax Solos Into Bass Lines

Are you a lover of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s iconic jazz sax solos and yearn to play them on your bass? Then, you need to check out this book — . The 96-page book from Hal Leonard Corp. offers instruction on how to play some of Parker’s most well-known solos. Just take a look at the song list: Anthropology Au Privave...

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Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

Have you always loved Dave Ellefson’s bass work in Megadeth and the metal band’s bass sound in general? If you want to replicate it yourself, check out the new from Hal Leonard. The 64-page book features a CD containing all the songs covered in the book, as well as backing tracks. You can also change the tempo of the CD’s...

Simon Goulding Releases “Bass Workshop” Instructional Book

Simon Goulding Releases “Bass Workshop” Instructional Book

Fusion jazz bassist Simon Goulding has published a new instructional book. Bass Workshop features over 100 pages of instruction and exercises as well as a glossary of scales, clavé patterns, chart geography, and a section entitled “Using Music to Develop Technique.” “In Bass Workshop I simply offer the facts of music and the essential skills you need to know in...

Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

Originally published in 2006, Adrian Ashton’s has been updated and expanded in a new edition published by Hal Leonard. Featuring a forward by John Paul Jones, the 272-page book presents not only a history of the electric bass and information on how to buy a bass and all associated equipment, but also all the basics of reading music (tab and...

Mark Michell Releases Sightreading Instructional Book for Bass

Mark Michell Releases Sightreading Instructional Book for Bass

If you’re looking to beef up on your sight reading, listen up. Scale the Summit bassist Mark Michell has just published his second instructional book entitled Sightreading 101 for Bass, Reading Standard Notation, Vol. 1. Michell was motivated to write the book after having to learn to read music notation and seeing the gaps in other method books. “Most of...

Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

Hal Leonard has extended their “Bass Play-Along” series with the release of . As with all books in the Bass Play-Along series, Best Bass Lines Ever features tab, song audio and backing tracks. The paperback edition comes with access to download/streaming audio to help you along. Transcriptions include Rush’s “YYZ”, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” Muse’s “Hysteria,” Yes’ “Roundabout,” Guns ’N...