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  1. 100 Funk / R&B Lessons - Bass Lesson Goldmine Series
    $21.25
    Book with online audio. Featuring 100 individual modules covering an array of topics, each lesson in this volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples, useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, more. Covers a huge variety of funk and R&B bass styles, techniques, and concepts: the pocket, fingerstyle funk, slap & pop techniques, hammer-ons and pull-offs, staccato & tenuto, funk fills and phrasing, dynamics, funk jazz, acid jazz, the styles of: James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson, Flea, Rocco Prestia, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, James Jamerson, The Commodores, New Orleans R&B, Hip Hop, lots more. Note/tab. 203 pp. Learn More
  2. Bass Hanon - 75 Exercises to Build Endurance and Flexibility for Bass Guitar Players
    $12.70
    If you want to work on your bass guitar chops, this is the book. These 75 exercises will help build your endurance and flexibility, challenging you in fun, interesting and methodical ways. Topics include: left-hand finger patterns; pull-offs and hammer-ons; string crossing; harmonic technique; arpeggios; scales; blues sequences; chords on the bass; articulations; rhythms; harmonics; more. Note/tab. 117 pp. Learn More
  3. At a Glance - DVD Scales & Modes for the Bass
    $9.99
    Book/DVD pack. Pairs an instructional DVD with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Four lessons: Major and Minor Scale Shapes, Pentatonic Scale Shapes, The Seven Modes and Mixolydian Bass Grooves. The book is loaded with valuable tips and information, plus bass line examples from real songs like: "Barracuda," "California Girls," "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dream On," "Lay Down Sally," "Sultans of Swing," "What's Going On," more. The high-definition DVD contains four 8-12 minute video lessons with on-screen music that corresponds to the printed material. Tablature and fretboard diagrams. 31 pp. Learn More
  4. Bass Aerobics
    $16.92
    Book with online audio. Provides a 52-week, one-exercise-per-week workout program for developing, improving and maintaining bass guitar technique. Teaches: chromatics, scales & arpeggios, string-crossing and advanced patterns, slapping & popping, more - all in styles ranging from rock, funk and R&B to jazz, disco, reggae and more. Benefits include increased speed, improved dexterity, better accuracy and heightened coordination - not to mention an awesome new groove vocabulary. Audio contains all 52 workout grooves for both demonstration and play-along. For bassists of all levels. Note/tab. 112 pp. Learn More
  5. Bass Grooves-The Ultimate Collection
    $16.93
    Book with online audio. A comprehensive collection of grooves in a variety of styles including blues, jazz, rock, funk, R&B, reggae, country, Latin and more. These are the styles you'll need to know if you want steady work as a respected bass player. The grooves in this book are intended to capture the essence of each style, giving you a solid grasp of what they sound like and how you should make the music feel when you play. Endorsed by Stuart Hamm, Brian Bromberg, Alexis Sklarevski, Rocco Prestia and others. Audio includes all 150 grooves for demo and play-along. Note/tab. 96 pp. Learn More
  6. All About Bass-A Fun and Simple Guide to Playing Bass
    $16.90
    Book with online audio. This incredibly in-depth book takes you from the very beginning to playing gigs. With a wry sense of humor the author covers everything you need to know: tuning, stretching, music notation, rhythm notation, scales, chords, arpeggios, getting a feel for the groove, modes, fills and solos, gear, rock, blues, country and jazz styles, care and maintenance, and much more. Uses examples from over 40 popular songs, with five full-transcriptions of "Sweet Emotion," "All I Wanna Do," "Message in a Bottle," "I Want You Back" and "Cissy Strut." Audio includes over 90 tracks of demos and play-alongs, and Playback+, an audio player that lets you slow down without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Note/tab. 195 pp. Learn More
  7. Fretboard Roadmaps - Bass Guitar
    $13.55
    Book/CD pack. Learn the moveable patterns that make it easy to play bass lines anywhere on the fretboard, in any key! You need this book if: your starting out and you actually want to know what your doing, your playing sounds the same, or your fretboard beyond the 5th fret is uncharted territory. You'll learn to build bass lines under chord progressions; major, minor, and pentatonic scale patterns; moveable chord shapes, and more. Works for 4, 5 and 6 string basses. The 64 track CD includes all examples plus 5 split-channel play-along tracks. Note/tab. 71 pp. Learn More
  8. Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method - Complete Edition
    $17.99
    Books 1, 2, & 3 of the Hal Leonard Bass Method - Second Edition bound together in one easy-to-use volume. Designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass, this edition has been totally revised with all new engravings and photos. Book 1 teaches: tuning, playing position, notes within the first five frets; common bass lines, patterns and rhythms; more, plus over 100 songs, riffs and examples. Book 2: the box shape, moveable boxes, notes in fifth position, major and minor scales, the classic blues line, shuffle rhythm, more. Book 3: more songs, riffs, and examples; sixteenth notes, playing off chord symbols, slap and pop, hammer ons and pull offs, playing different styles and grooves, more. Comb-bound. Note/tab. 143 pp. Learn More
  9. The Lost Art of Country Bass: An Inside Look at Country Bass for Electric and Upright Players
    $16.91
    Teaches classic and modern bass lines in the styles of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Marty Stuart, David Ball and others. Play-a-long with a live country band on 33 tracks on accompanying CD. Also learn about the pros' gear, being a studio bassist and more. Note/tab. 80 pp. Learn More
  10. The Art of Walking Bass-A Method for Acoustic or Electric Bass
    $16.86
    Book/CD pack. This comprehensive source for learning to build melodic walking bass lines in all styles pulls together lessons from Musicians Institute elective courses. The CD includes 31 full-band tracks and demonstrates the excercises in the book. Topics covered include: intervals, chord symbols, and key centers; passing tones, chromatic tones, surround tones, sequences, and bypassing changes; blues, rhythm changes, II-V-I progressions, and other common progressions. Note/tab. 64 pp. Learn More
  11. Jaco Pastorius Bass Method
    $19.54
    Book with online audio. For the first time, one of Jaco's private students imparts the wisdom gained from one-on-one lessons with the bass genius himself. Complete with songs, solos, techniques, theory, and personal experiences with Jaco, this one-of-a-kind package even includes a few scans of pages from Jaco's personal practice book - in his own handwriting. Songs include: "Chromatic Fantasy," "Continuum," "Donna Lee," "Havona," "Opus Pocus," "Portrait of Tracy," "Teen Town," more. Audio includes all the examples in the book. Note/tab. 80 pp. Learn More
  12. Essential Bass Technique, 2nd Edition-The Definitive Technique Manual for Bass Guitar
    $9.95
    An excellent book that supplies the "whys" and "hows" of developing logical, efficient technique. Bass players at any level will benefit from this book; beginners can learn the correct way to use your hands right from the start, advanced players can use it to refine their technique and overcome barriers. Scored an "A+" rating from Bass Player magazine! Recommended. Note/tab. 48 pp. Learn More
  13. Bass Fitness-An Exercising Handbook: Updated Edition, Now Including Bonus 5-String Section
    $11.05
    200 exercises designed to help increase your speed, improve your dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence. The wide variety of finger exercises will help you develop the techniques necessary to succeed as a working bassist. Excellent as a daily practicing program. Recommended by world-acclaimed bass players, music schools and music magazines, this updated edition also includes a bonus section on 5-string bass. Note/tab. 93 pp. Learn More
  14. Bass Fretboard Atlas - Get a Better Grip On Neck Navigation!
    $16.70
    A collection of roadmaps for the most important scales and arpeggios, presented in all 12 keys, using complete 17-fret neck diagrams with color-coded displays of the most common fingerings. Mastering the bass neck has always been a challenge, even for very experienced players. The diagrams in this book will help you quickly memorize scales and arpeggios that may have previously seemed impossible to grasp. You'll be able to easily see and understand how scale and arpeggio shapes are laid out and how they connect and overlap across the neck. Fretboard diagrams throughout. 192 pp. Learn More
  15. Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method - A Comprehensive Guide with Detailed Instruction for Acoustic and Ele
    $17.10
    Book with online audio. Your complete guide to learning jazz bass. Guides you through the essential knowledge needed to create your own walking bass lines and improvised solos in the classic jazz style. Uses standard chord progressions and songs to teach you about accompanying and improvising in the style of players like Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, and others. Lessons include: walking bass lines, chords and scales, soloing, blues variations, rhythm changes, chord substitution, pedal points and ostinato, more. Includes Playback+, an audio player that lets you slow down without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Note/tab. 136 pp. Learn More
  16. How to Play Blues Bass - Learn, Create and Apply Your Own Blues Bass Lines
    $12.75
    Book with online audio. Explore various 12-bar blues forms, the shuffle feel, walking lines, box patterns, tone, turnarounds, passing tones, and transitions to establish a great blues groove. Use the accompanying audio to play along with a professional band in shuffle, slow blues, rhumba, and blues rock styles. You'll also learn how to lock in with the drummer in order to complement the other instruments in an authentic blues band. Note/tab. 31 pp. Learn More
  17. First 15 Lessons - Bass Guitar
    $8.74
    Book with online audio & video. A step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs. Designed for self-teaching or with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, and practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts. The bass guitar book features lessons on: bass fundamentals, music reading, tuning, the 1-5 pattern, arpeggios, grooves, position shifts, scales, syncopation, chromatics, swing/shuffle feel, and blues, funk & rock styles. Includes full bass lines from five real songs: "Get Ready" (The Temptations), "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley & The Wailers), "Seven Nation Army" (The White Stripes), "Smooth" (Santana), and "Super Freak" (Rick James). Note/tab. 32 pp. Learn More
  18. FastTrack Bass Method – Starter Pack
    $12.75
    Book with online audio & video. FastTrack method books give you a fast way to learn how to play that new instrument (or the one that's been sitting in the closet for a few years). Designed for the player who wants to learn on their own terms with the help of user-friendly instruction, audio and video examples, and cool music to play. You'll learn everything you need to start playing and in a couple of weeks become the player you've always wanted to be, ready to move into songbooks filled with songs by the Beatles, Clapton, Hendrix, and more. The last section of all FastTrack Starter Packs (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Drums) include the same songs so you and your buddies can jam together. Features Playback+, an audio player that lets you slow down without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Note/tab. 48 pp. Learn More
  19. Rock Bass 101 - Essential Bass Lines, Techniques, Theory and Grooves
    $12.75
    Book with online audio. There's more to rock bass playing than following the guitarist's left hand. This book gives you all the tools you need to construct your own bass lines, creatively and effectively, in a rock context. Learn to play the perfect line for any musical situation – on the spot. Covers: tips on playing position and posture, warm-up exercises, essential scales and rhythms, building with octaves, approach notes and fifths, box shapes, pentatonic scales and blues, and rhythmic variations. Notation and fretboard diagrams. 46 pp. Learn More
  20. Bassist's Guide to Scales Over Chords-The Foundation of Effective Bass Lines
    $19.99
    Book with online audio. Scales are no stranger to the bass player. We practice them up and down, in different sequences, and in different keys to improve our chops. But how many people really know how to apply them in a musical way? This book shows you how these two topics are intertwined, a key concept in learning how to create and improvise memorable bass lines or solos. If you're stuck in a root-note rut or find yourself coming back to the same tired old patterns, this book is for you. Includes 136 audio tracks and 17 extended backing tracks for download or streaming. Note/tab. 96 pp. Learn More

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