101 Upright Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use

101 Upright Bass Tips:  Stuff All the Pros Know and Use

Ready to take your playing to the next level? Renowned bassist Andy McKee presents valuable how-to insight that upright bassists of all styles and levels can benefit from. Click product for more info!

  • Price: $14.99

5-String Bass: Taking Your Playing to New Lows (Book/CD)

5-String Bass: Taking Your Playing to New Lows. Book/CD, by Sharon Ray

How low can you go? This book teaches you how to incorporate the 5th string into all these styles and more. (Click on product for full description)

 

  • Price: $16.95

25 Great Bass Lines: Transcriptions · Lessons · Bios · Photos

25 Great Bass Lines: Transcriptions · Lessons · Bios · Photos

From James Jamerson and Bootsy Collins to John Entwistle and Flea, this book examines the genesis of the bass. It includes transcriptions, lessons, bios, equipment, photos, historical facts and more (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

30-Day Bass Workout, by David Overthrow (Book and DVD)

30-Day Bass Workout, by David Overthrow (Book and DVD)

This enjoyable and challenging exercise routine will prepare you for the rigors of contemporary bass playing and sharpen your technique. Don't let another day go by without making this a perfect new addition to your bass library (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $23.95

101 Amazing Jazz Bass Patterns, by Larry McCabe (Book/CD)

101 Amazing Jazz Bass Patterns, by Larry McCabe (Book/CD)

This book/CD set teaches 101 jazz bass patterns played over chords fundamental to jazz. Ideal for those who play blues, country, folk, classical or rock and want to venture into jazz. Companion CD included. (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $17.95

101 Bass Tips, by Gary Willis (Book/CD)

101 Bass Tips, by Gary Willis (Book/CD)

Valuable insights for all bassists: Technique, improvising, soloing, equipment, practicing, ear training, theory and much more. (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $16.95

101 Blues Patterns for Bass Guitar, by Larry McCabe (Book/CD)

101 Blues Patterns for Bass Guitar, by Larry McCabe (Book/CD)

This book/CD collection showcases a variety of bass patterns that can be used in literally thousands of songs. The book also provides several pages of valuable music theory and other information on blues progressions (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.95

Absolute Beginners: Bass Guitar (Book/CD/DVD)

Absolute Beginners: Bass Guitar (Book/CD/DVD)

Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backup track! Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your bass guitar.

  • Price: $24.95

Absolute Beginners Bass Guitar – Omnibus Edition (Book/CD)

Absolute Beginners Bass Guitar: The complete absolute beginners method

Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell players everything they need to know from the very first time they pick up a bass. It's simply everything you need!  Click product for full description.

  • Price: $19.99

Afro-Cuban Bass Grooves, by Manny Patino & Jorge Moreno (Bk/CD)

Afro-Cuban Bass Grooves, by Manny Patino & Jorge Moreno (Bk/CD)

By clearly demonstrating the "clave" and "tumbaos," this book will help every bass player learn these fundamental Latin rhythms (Click on product for full description). Now 40% off!

  • Price: $19.95

All About Bass, by Chad Johnson (Book/CD)

All About Bass, by Chad Johnson (Book/CD)

This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: an introduction to bass, step-by-step music reading instruction, how to play by ear and improvise, performing tips and a CD with over 90 tracks for demo and play-along. Over 40 popular songs (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The Art of Solo Bass: The Chordal Approach, by Michael Dimin

The Art of Solo Bass: The Chordal Approach, by Michael Dimin

This book/CD will open new horizons for you with this step-by-step tutorial into the techniques, theory and practical application of solo bass. Includes actual arrangements, recordings, notation and tablature (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

The Art of Walking Bass, by Bob Magnusson (Book/CD)

The Art of Walking Bass, by Bob Magnusson (Book/CD)

Topics covered include intervals, chord symbols, key centers, passing tones, chromatic tones, sequences, blues, rhythm changes and other common progressions. In standard notation and TAB (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

Bass Aerobics, by Jon Liebman - 2nd printing! (Book/CD)

Perfect for beginning to advanced players, this book/CD pack by world-renowned bassist and educator Jon Liebman provides a 52-week, one-exercise-per-week workout program for developing, improving and maintaining bass guitar technique.

Now in its 2nd printing, with Foreword by Jeff Berlin!  Click product for coupon code!

  • Price: $19.99

Bass Bible, 2nd Edition, by Paul Westwood (Book and 2 CDs)

Bass Bible, 2nd Edition, by Paul Westwood (Book and 2 CDs)

This is the ultimate method book for every bass player. It covers techniques, styles, grooves and their evolution, using more than 1000 musical examples! A most useful reference (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $39.95

Bass Complete: Ultimate Beginner Series (Book/DVD)

Bass Complete: Ultimate Beginner Series (Book/DVD)

The Ultimate Beginners Series gets aspiring musicians started immediately with classic rock and blues riffs, chord patterns and more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $29.95

Bass Extremes, by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten (Book/CD)

Bass Extremes, by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten (Book/CD)

Eight complete tracks featuring Steve, Victor and Greg Bissonette, followed by 8 tracks with a book of complete transcriptions (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.95

Bass Fitness, by Josquin des Pres

Bass Fitness, by Josquin des Pres

The 200 exercises are designed to help increase your speed, improve your dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence. Recommended as the ultimate bass handbook (click product for more info).

  • Price: $10.99

Bass for Kids, by Chad Johnson

Bass for Kids, by Chad Johnson

Bass for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play bass guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs such as “Crazy Train,” “Every Breath You Take” and more (Click on product for description and song list)

  • Price: $12.99

Bass Fretboard Basics, by Paul Farnen

Bass Fretboard Basics, by Paul Farnen

All you need to know about the bass fretboard, including scales, intervals, triads, modal patterns, keys, fingerings, position playing; arpeggios, turnarounds, walking bass lines, horizontal and more! For all styles of playing!

  • Price: $17.99

Bass Fretboard Workbook

Bass Fretboard Workbook

This book will teach you how to conquer your fretboard's rough terrain, and no music reading is required! Click product for complete description.

  • Price: $16.99

Bass Grooves: The Ultimate Collection, by Jon Liebman (Book/CD)

Bass Grooves: The Ultimate Collection, by Jon Liebman

Will Lee calls it the most important bass book since Standing in the Shadows of Motown! Indispensable reference covers blues, jazz, rock, funk, Latin and more. Now $15.99 (Click product for description and coupon code)

  • Price: $19.99

Bass Guitar for Dummies, by Patrick Pfeiffer (Book/CD)

Bass Guitar for Dummies, by Patrick Pfeiffer (Book/CD)

This instrumental guide offers expert advice on everything from choosing your bass to playing basic scales to improvising lead solos. You'll discover how to tune your bass and keep it in great shape, and much more. Companion CD (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.99

The Bass Handbook, by Adrian Ashton (updated & expanded edition)

Adrian Ashton, The Bass Handbook

Foreword by the Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, the book explores the history of the electric bass and its key makers, as well as recommendations for listening, reading, viewing and researching online.

  • Price: $29.99

Bass Line Encyclopedia, by Tim Ferguson

Bass Line Encyclopedia, by Tim Ferguson

Over 100 bass lines, including Chicago blues, Texas blues, surf, doo wop, heavy metal, punk, funk, bebop, modal jazz, reggae, bossa nova, samba, bluegrass, Texas swing, and many more. An indispensable reference guide that every bassist should have (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $16.99

The Bass Player Book, by Karl Coryat

The Bass Player Book, by Karl Coryat

This handbook details the ins and outs of basses and equipment. Seminal interviews with great bassists include Jeff Berlin, Stanley Clarke, John Patitucci, Bill Wyman, and many others (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $22.95

Bass Licks by Ed Friedland (Book/CD)

Bass Licks by Ed Friedland (Book/CD)

This comprehensive supplement to any bass method will help students learn over 200 great bass licks, lines and grooves in many rhythmic styles. All examples are on the CD (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $14.99

Bass Playing Techniques: The Complete Guide (Alexis Sklarevski)

Bass Playing Techniques: The Complete Guide (Alexis Sklarevski)

A comprehensive source for playing bass in a variety of musical styles. Explains: hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, muting, vibrato, slap bass grooves, essential bass lines and and more. Includes 365 examples (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.99

Bass Secrets: Where Today's Bass Stylists Get to the Bottom Line

Bass Secrets: Where Today's Bass Stylists Get to the Bottom Line

Dozens of new techniques and practical advice from Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, Randy Coven and Tony Franklin. 100+ musical examples! (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.99

The Bass Style Resource, by David Overthrow (Book/CD)

The Bass Style Resource, by David Overthrow (Book/CD)

Explore new styles and techniques to help you become a well-rounded and more knowledgeable player (click product for description).

 

  • Price: $19.99

Beginning Bass for Adults, by David Overthrow (Book/CD)

Beginning Bass for Adults, by David Overthrow (Book/CD)

This fun and friendly step-by-step introduction to bass is written with the adult learner in mind (click product for complete description).

 

  • Price: $19.99

Beginning Jazz Bass, by Dominique Hauser (Book/CD)

Beginning Jazz Bass, by Dominique Hauser (Book/CD)

This one-on-lesson includes loads of exercises, diagrams, patterns, styles, and real-life applications to study and practice. The 43-track accompanying CD lets you play along with recorded examples to further fine-tune your jazz chops (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

The Bassist's Guide to Creativity, by Chris Kringel (Book/CD)

The Bassist's Guide to Creativity, by Chris Kringel (Book/CD)

Explore the creative process through your bass with this unique book/CD experience by opening your mind, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and examining the many mental and physical aspects of being a bassist (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.99

Big Band Bass, by John Clayton, Jr.

Big Band Bass, by John Clayton, Jr.

A guide to the essentials for double bass and electric bass (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $16.95

Blues Bass, by Jon Liebman (Book/CD)

Blues Bass, by Jon Liebman

The best source for learning to play the blues for bass! Covers Delta, Texas, New Orleans, West Coast, Chicago, boogie woogie blues and more. One of our most popular titles! Now $15.99 (Click product for more info and coupon code)

  • Price: $19.95

Brave New Bass by Chris Jisi

Brave New Bass by Chris Jisi

An in-depth look at 30 visionary players in styles ranging from pop and rock to world music and jazz. Players include Marcus Miller, Flea, Will Lee, Tony Levin, Jeff Berlin, Les Claypool, Christian McBride and many others (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.95

James Brown by Glenn Letsch (Book/CD)

James Brown by Glenn Letsch (Book/CD)

Book/CD. A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of James Brown's Bassists Bootsy Collins, Bernard Odum, Charles Sherrell, Tim Drummond and Fred Thomas (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

Ray Brown's Bass Method

Ray Brown's Bass Method

Book. Timeless compendium from one of the most revered jazz bassists of all time! Great for developing your chops! (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $16.99

Bunny Brunel's Power Bass: Soloing Secrets (Book/CD)

Bunny Brunel's Power Bass: Soloing Secrets (Book/CD)

Bunny Brunel presents his methods for understanding modes, scales, chords, harmony and substitutions. Includes transcriptions of Brunel's mind-blowing solos, and his performance of the solos and examples on CD (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Bunny Brunel's Xtreme Bass

Bunny Brunel's Xtreme Bass

The exercises in this book teach you new scales, fingerings, patterns and ideas, helping you master phrases that seemed impossible. Bunny's unique approach will get your fingers thinking in new ways on the fretboard (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Building Jazz Bass Lines, by Ron Carter (Book/CD)

Building Jazz Bass Lines, by Ron Carter (Book/CD)

Ron Carter illustrates the basic concepts of creating bass lines. Includes a play-along CD with an all-star rhythm section and isolated bass parts (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Building Walking Bass Lines, by Ed Friedland (Book/CD)

Ed Friedland, Building Walking Bass Lines

This book gives bassists the tools needed to build their own walking bass lines for jazz, rock, blues, rockabilly, gospel, latin, country and more (click product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Classic Funk and R&B Grooves for Bass, Josquin des Pres (Bk/CD)

Classic Funk and R&B Grooves for Bass, Josquin des Pres (Bk/CD)

Stylistic R 'n B examples from Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Motown and New York, written in standard notation and tab. All the examples are demonstrated on the accompanying CD (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

Comping Styles for Bass: Funk, by Bruce Arnold (Book/CD)

Comping Styles for Bass: Funk, by Bruce Arnold (Book/CD)

A collection of 36 different progressions with both guitar and bass parts written out. Includes a CD with guitar, bass and drums, demonstrating proper execution of each style (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $22.95

Country Bass Guitar Made Easy, by Larry McCabe (Book/CD)

Country Bass Guitar Made Easy, by Larry McCabe (Book/CD)

This book/CD set teaches the basics of country bass playing in a fun, "quick access" format. Includes the bass parts to 22 popular traditional songs, written in both tablature and standard notation (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.95

Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method, by Vincent Bredice

Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method, by Vincent Bredice

An excellent and thorough bass method designed for the development of technique and theory in the jazz and rock idioms, ear training, transposition, modulation, syncopation, duets, progressions, substitutions and much more.

  • Price: $19.95

Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass (Book/CD)

Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass (Book/CD)

This book will help you overcome your technical limitations and clear the path for true musical expression! With 100+ exercises to increase strength, flexibility, position-shifting skills, endurance and more (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $14.99

Discovering Rock Bass, by Dominic Palmer (Book/CD)

Discovering Rock Bass, by Dominic Palmer (Book/CD)

Renowned bassist Dom Palmer presents an in-depth insight into the key bass styles of rock and pop music from 1950 to the present. The CD contains backing tracks as well as demos played by Dominic and sought-after musician from London's pro circuit (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $27.95

Easy Rock Bass, by Dieter Petereit (Book/CD)

Easy Rock Bass, by Dieter Petereit (Book/CD)

A must for the beginning bass player. It not only provides hints on choosing the right instrument, but prepares you for practical exercises and different playing techniques. Features all the basic techniques of rock, soul, funk, blues and reggae (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Electric Bass Basics, by Martin Engelien (Book/CD)

Electric Bass Basics, by Martin Engelien (Book/CD)

This book will teach you the fundamental knowledge to pursue your ambitions as a bass player, including the basic fundamentals, various playing techniques, finger exercises and rhythm exercises, scales, musical examples and more. Accompanying CD included.

  • Price: $12.95

Electric Bass Method Complete, by David Overthrow

Electric Bass Method Complete, by David Overthrow

This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included (click on product for complete description).

  • Price: $29.99

Electric Bass Technique Builders, by Todd Johnson (Book and DVD)

Electric Bass Technique Builders, by Todd Johnson (Book and DVD)

Electric Bass Technique Builders is a logical, organized, and concise method in which Todd teaches how to control the shape, attach, decay and articulation of the notes you play. Learn from a true artist and master! (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $39.95

Encyclopedia of Bass Riffs, by Todd Byrne & Josquin des Pres

Encyclopedia of Bass Riffs, by Todd Byrne & Josquin des Pres

An overview of over 40 musical styles, covering 50 years of electric bass playing, through a wide variety of stylistic examples (click on product for complete description).

  • Price: $24.95

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Book/CD, piano accompaniment)

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 1

Volume 1 (1.5-2.5 position) with Piano Accompaniment Book/CD Pack. Comprehensive Double Bass method offering studies from the very beginning up to the most advanced levels of double bass playing (Click on product for complete description).

  • Price: $21.95

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 2 (Book/CD, piano accompaniment)

Enjoy the double bass, vol. 2

Volume 2 (3-5 position) with Piano Accompaniment Book/CD Pack. Comprehensive Double Bass method offering studies from the very beginning up to the most advanced levels of double bass playing (Click on product for complete description).

  • Price: $21.95

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 3 (Book/CD, piano accompaniment)

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 3

Exciting and comprehensive double bass method offering studies from the very beginning up to the most advanced levels of double bass playing. Click product for more info.

  • Price: $26.95

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 4 (Book/CD, piano accompaniment)

Enjoy the Double Bass, Vol. 4

Exciting and comprehensive double bass method offering studies from the very beginning up to the most advanced levels of double bass playing. Click product for more info.

  • Price: $22.95

Essential Bass Guitar Techniques

Essential Bass Guitar Techniques

Essential Bass Guitar Techniques teach you all of these skills with carefully crafted exercises and inspiring musical examples, which are featured on the accompanying audio.  Click product for more info.

  • Price: $19.99

Essential Styles for Bass, by Dino Monoxelos (Book/CD)

Essential Styles for Bass, by Dino Monoxelos (Book/CD)

This book demonstrates different styles of music for bassists to play and provides ideas about what to play in different situations. Styles include Blues, Rock, Country, Funk, Latin, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues. CD included.

  • Price: $19.95

Rufus Reid, "The Evolving Bassist: Millenium Edition" (Book)

Rufus Reid, "The Evolving Bassist: Millenium Edition" (Book)

New edition of Reid's "The Evolving Bassist" and "Evolving Upward" contains more transcriptions of Reid's recorded solos, original compositions and additional ways to learn tunes and conceive better bass lines (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $29.95

Extreme Metal Bass

Extreme Metal Bass

Essential Techniques, Concepts, and Applications for Metal Bassists, by Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. Click on product for full description.

  • Price: $17.99

The Fender Bass Handbook, by Paul Balmer (Hardcover book)

The Fender Bass Handbook, by Paul Balmer (Hardcover book)

How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot and Modify Your Bass. In glorious full color throughout, this deluxe hardcover features 600+ photos and expert advice on choosing a bass, with detailed model histories (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $25.00

Fingerboard Harmony for Bass by Gary Willis (Book/CD)

Fingerboard Harmony for Bass by Gary Willis (Book/CD)

A comprehensive source for learning the theory and geometry of the bass fingerboard by one of today's leading players and instructors. Audio features Gary Willis demonstrating 99 examples and exercises.

  • Price: $17.95

Fingerstyle Funk Bass Lines, by Joe Santerre

Fingerstyle Funk Bass Lines, by Joe Santerre

Learn the art of creating a solid fingerstyle funk bass groove, including hand position, tips for muting, and getting a good fingerstyle funk sound. Groove with attitude and confidence and take your bass playing to the next level! (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $19.95

Flamenco Bass Method, by Mariano Martos (Book/CD)

Flamenco Bass Method, by Mariano Martos (Book/CD)

Flamenco Bass method is divided into Rumbas, Tangos, Tanguillos and Bulerías. The exercises are conducted in a progressive manner to assist in learning. CD includes 94 exercises + 4 loops. English/Spanish (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $41.95

Bass Player Presents the Fretless Bass, by Chris Jisi

Bass Player Presents the Fretless Bass, by Chris Jisi

This book collects the very best interviews, lessons, and gear and maintenance guides with insight from over 25 masters, including Tony Levin, Marcus Miller, Gary Willis, Jimmy Haslip and Percy Jones (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Fretless Bass by Chris Kringel (Book/CD)

Fretless Bass by Chris Kringel (Book/CD)

Learn to play in the style of Jaco Pastorius, Flea, Jack Bruce, Will Lee, Sting, Gary Willis and many others. 18 great songs: Continuum, Even Flow, Lady in Red, Tears in Heaven and more. CD features 92 full-band tracks (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Fretless Bass, by Steve Bailey

Fretless Bass, by Steve Bailey

Consummate bassist Steve Bailey presents one of the most comprehensive fretless bass technique methods available (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Funk Bass, by Jon Liebman, 20th Anniversary Edition (Book /CD)

Funk Bass, by Jon Liebman, 20th Anniversary Edition (Book /CD)

Rated A+ by Bass Player magazine! This new edition is completely revised with remixed and remastered CD! Now $15.99 (Click product for info)

  • Price: $19.99

Funk Bass & Beyond, by Bill "The Buddha" Dickens (Bk/CD)

Funk Bass & Beyond, by Bill "The Buddha" Dickens (Bk/CD)

Dickens teaches his amazing funk grooves and patented slap, pop and percussive techniques in this must-have book. (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $21.95

Funk Bass Fills: For Funk, R&B, Soul & Hip-Hop (Book/CD)

Funk Bass Fills

This play-along book/CD will help you make your bass lines more creative, unique and memorable (click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

Funk/Fusion Bass, by Jon Liebman (Book/CD)

Funk/Fusion Bass, by Jon Liebman

Master the 2-finger technique of the ultimate funkmeisters! Foreword by Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White, endorsed by Vic Wooten, Steve Bailey, Abe Laboriel and more. Now $15.99 (click product for description and coupon code)

  • Price: $19.95

Funkifying the Clave:Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass & Drums (Bk/CD)

Funkifying the Clave:Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass & Drums (Bk/CD)

Designed for drummers and bass players, this book/CD lays out a step-by-step approach to combining Afro-Cuban rhythms with rock, funk and jazz.

  • Price: $29.95

Fusion: A Study in Contemporary Music for the Bass (Book/CD)

Fusion: A Study in Contemporary Music for the Bass

The genre fusion, as the name implies, is a blend of many styles and influences. This book and CD use four tunes as a basis to show how this fusion-blending process can occur and expose you to new musical ideas.  Click product for full description!

  • Price: $17.95

Tony Grey Bass Academy (Softcover with DVD)

Tony Grey Bass Academy (Softcover with DVD)

Hundreds of musical examples and exercises, as well as step-by-step guides on theory and playing approach. Click product for full description!

  • Price: $24.99

Groove Mastery, by Oneida James (Book/CD)

Groove Mastery, by Oneida James (Book/CD)

With this book and CD package you'll learn how to groove like the masters. You'll learn: phrasing and note placement, developing time feel, using your ears, tips for practicing, physical and mental techniques, and more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.95

Hal Leonard Bass Method-Complete Edition, by Ed Friedland

Hal Leonard Bass Method-Complete Edition, by Ed Friedland

Critically acclaimed method from master educator Ed Friedland. 3 books in 1, with 3 CDs!

  • Price: $22.99

Hal Leonard Bass Tab Method (Book/CD)

Hal Leonard Bass Tab Method

This is the bass method students and teachers have been waiting for! Click product for full description.

  • Price: $12.99

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

Inspirational resource for jazz and fusion musicians expands the possibilities of creative expression. (Click on product for full description.)

  • Price: $16.99

Improve Your Groove: The Ultimate Guide for Bass (Book/CD)

Improve Your Groove: The Ultimate Guide for Bass (Book/CD)

Plenty of exercises and tons of groove ideas will put you in the pocket in no time. The companion CD includes full-band demo tracks of many of the examples in the book (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.95

Intergalactic Bass

Intergalactic Bass

This book will help the student gain a deeper understanding of harmony and further insight into how to apply the scales found in this book. Click product for full description.

  • Price: $19.99

Jazz Bass Improvisation, by Putter Smith (Book/CD)

Jazz Bass Improvisation, by Putter Smith (Book/CD)

Whether you play electric or acoustic bass, this book/CD pack will take your playing to the next level and beyond. The accompanying audio CD features 34 piano play-along tracks to further hone your ears and fingers (click product for full description).

  • Price: $16.99

Jazz Scales for Bass, by Corey Christiansen and Jay Farmer

Jazz Scales for Bass, by Corey Christiansen and Jay Farmer

This book/CD provides bassists with insight into many of the scales used in jazz and a thorough understanding of the wide variety of scales available for improvising. Great for both electric and upright bass (Click product for more info).

  • Price: $22.99

Latin Bass, by David Keif and George Lopez (Book/CD)

Latin Bass, by David Keif and George Lopez (Book/CD)

This must-have manual for all bassists teaches how to play Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles. Also includes a list of artists for recommended listening (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $15.99

Learn to Play 5-String Bass, by Mike Hiland (Book/CD)

Learn to Play 5-String Bass, by Mike Hiland (Book/CD)

Easy-to-understand book/CD provides the player with the tools to tackle the extra low end (low B string). Includes finger exercises, scales, arpeggios, slapping and tricks to help you around the 5-string! (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $19.99

L'il Brats Bass Method, by Brian Emmel (Book/CD)

L'il Brats Bass Method, by Brian Emmel (Book/CD)

A cool book/CD pack so bass students ages 9 and up can have a great time learning to read notation and tablature. (Click on product for full description.)

  • Price: $15.99

Mastering the Bass, by Bruce Gertz, Book 1

Mastering the Bass, by Bruce Gertz, Book 1

A thorough method for both electric and upright bass, designed to guide bassists to mastery. Covers rhythmic skills, grooves and practice in all styles, plus ear training, theory and more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $29.95

Mastering the Bass, by Bruce Gertz, Book 2

Mastering the Bass, by Bruce Gertz, Book 2

Picking up where Book 1 leaves off, Book 2 continues to build strong technique, ear skills and musicality with obtainable goals. Includes further explanations of theory and simple chord progression analysis and much more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.95

Mastering the Bass, by Bruce Gertz, Books 1 and 2

Mastering the Bass, by Bruce Gertz, Books 1 and 2

A thorough method for both electric and upright bass, designed to guide bassists to mastery. Buy both books together and save (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $54.90

Mel Bay's Complete Blues Bass Book, by Mike Hiland (Book/CD)

Mel Bay's Complete Blues Bass Book, by Mike Hiland (Book/CD)

A thorough study of blues bass, covering many different blues styles from Texas swing to jazz and rock. Great for beginners to advanced players, this book will teach you everything you need to know to play the blues (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.95

Mel Bay's Complete Book of Bass Essentials, by Bunny Brunel

Mel Bay's Complete Book of Bass Essentials, by Bunny Brunel

Over 250 pages of "nuts and bolts" for contemporary bass: Position playing, scales, modes, chords, improvising, fingering and more! (Click product for full description).

  • Price: $34.95

Mel Bay's Complete Electric Bass Method, by Roger Filiberto

Mel Bay's Complete Electric Bass Method, by Roger Filiberto

Now Roger Filiberto's widely-used beginning bass method is available in this all-inclusive book/DVD/CD set. This method has gained widespread acceptance as the foundational text for electric bass study! (Click on product for full description)

  • Price: $22.95

Mel Bay's Complete Funk Bass Book, by Mike Hiland (Book/CD)

Mel Bay's Complete Funk Bass Book, by Mike Hiland (Book/CD)

This book/CD combination covers technique, articulation, fingerstyle and slap style funk, scales and modes, playing with a drummer, moving between chords and more. FREE U.S. SHIPPING!

  • Price: $24.95

Mel Bay's Complete Jazz Bass Book, by Earl Gately

This comprehensive method includes every conceivable aspect of jazz bass performance, including walking, 2-beat, syncopation Latin, bebop, blues, deadened-string technique, funk and more. FREE U.S. SHIPPING!

This comprehensive method includes every conceivable aspect of jazz bass performance, including walking, 2-beat, syncopation Latin, bebop, blues, deadened-string technique, funk and more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The Melodic Bass Library, by Jimmy Haslip

The Melodic Bass Library, by Jimmy Haslip

Indispensable book on scales and modes for bassists. Includes modal, pentatonic, whole tone, diminished, Eastern and other exotic scales (Click product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The New Basics: Rock Bass, by Sharon Ray (Book/CD)

The New Basics: Rock Bass, by Sharon Ray (Book/CD)

This is not your dad’s bass method. Pick up that bass, open this book, and PLAY! (Click on product for complete description)

  • Price: $14.99

No-Brainer: Play Bass (Book and DVD)

No-Brainer: Play Bass (Book and DVD)

Open up your mind, and make playing bass a no-brainer! This all-in-one book takes a no-nonsense approach to learning bass in the styles of John Paul Jones, Jaco Pastorius, Flea and Billy Sheehan (Cick on product for complete description).

  • Price: $24.95

Odd Meter Bass, by Tim Emmons (Book/CD)

Odd Meter Bass, by Tim Emmons (Book/CD)

This amazing book and demonstration CD uses proven methods for comprehending and performing complex rhythms to make understanding, performing, and composing in odd meters easy and natural (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Jaco Pastorius: A Step-by-step Breakdown (Book/CD)

Jaco Pastorius: A Step-by-step Breakdown (Book/CD)

Learn the trademark grooves and solos of the man who revolutionized the bass. Birdland; Come On, Come Over; Continuum; Donna Lee; Kuru; Liberty City; Night Passage; Portrait of Tracy; Teen Town, more (Click product for song list).

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Jaco Pastorius Bass Method (Book/CD)

Jaco Pastorius Bass Method (Book/CD)

Lessons, Tips, and Techniques from His Private Teaching Archives. Now for the first time, one of Jaco's private students, Ray Peterson, imparts the wisdom gained from 1-on-1 lessons with the bass genius himself (Click product for description).

  • Price: $22.99

Jaco Pastorius & Jerry Jemmott, "Modern Electric Bass" (Book/CD)

Jaco Pastorius & Jerry Jemmott, "Modern Electric Bass" (Book/CD)

Transcriptions of examples and solos from Jaco's Modern Electric Bass DVD. Interview by legendary bassist Jerry Jemmott. CD with trio performance of John Scofield, Kenwood Dennard (Click product for more).

  • Price: $24.99

John Patitucci, "Electric Bass" (Book/CD)

John Patitucci, "Electric Bass" (Book/CD)

Book/CD covers technique and an introduction to musical styles,putting you on the right road to becoming a working bassist. (Click product for more info)

  • Price: $26.95

Pentatonic Scales for Bass, by Ed Friedland (Book/CD)

Pentatonic Scales for Bass, by Ed Friedland (Book/CD)

This book teaches fingerings for these essential five-note scales all over the neck and how to use them to create solid, functional bass lines. The CD contains 56 tracks and features full-band demonstration examples (Click on product for more info).

  • Price: $19.99

Playing the Bass Guitar: Revised (L. Satterfield; Verdine White)

Playing the Bass Guitar: Revised edition (A beginner's guide)

Everything you need to know to start playing bass! Working with Louis Satterfield, Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire has laid out a method for relating music theory to the bass. (Click product for full description)

  • Price: $24.99

Power Tools for Five-String Bass, by Fred Cockfield (Book/CD)

Power Tools for Five-String Bass, by Fred Cockfield (Book/CD)

This book is designed to give 5-string electric bass players an understanding of the bass fingerboard. Written in notation, tablature and fretboard diagrams. Every exercise appears on the accompanying CD (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

R&B Bass: A Guide to the Essential Styles and Techniques

R&B Bass: A Guide to the Essential Styles and Techniques

Glenn Letsch offers you a complete guide to learning the styles and techniques of James Jamerson, Bootsy Collins, George Porter, Jr., Donald (Duck) Dunn, Bob Babbitt and many others (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $16.99

Reggae Grooves for Electric Bass, by Chris Matheos

Reggae Grooves for Electric Bass, by Chris Matheos

This book/CD provides guidance for the bassist, percussionist and rhythm guitarist on creating reggae grooves. CD features full rhythm section, both with and without the bass. Written in both standard notation and tablature (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $12.95

Rock Bass, by Jon Liebman - 2nd edition (Book/CD)

Rock Bass, Jon Liebman

2nd edition now available. Click product to order!  Now 20% off!

  • Price: $19.99

Rock Bass, by Steve Bailey (Book/CD)

Rock Bass, by Steve Bailey (Book/CD)

This book will help any bassist develop the necessary technique to produce quality recordings, as well as the technical prowess to rock out at any live show (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $16.96

Rock Bass Lines, by Joe Santerre (Book/CD)

Rock Bass Lines, by Joe Santerre (Book/CD)

A gold mine of riffs and lines found in your favorite rock tunes, exercises to help you develop your own rock bass lines and strategies for locking in with the drummer. Play along with the killer tracks on the CD (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The Rock House Method: Learn Bass, Vol. 1 (Book/CD)

Rock House bass method

A revolutionary new approach to learning bass, this book is designed for beginners who want to learn the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music.  Click product for full description.

  • Price: $17.99

The Rock House Method: Learn Bass, Vol. 2 (Book/CD)

Rock House bass method

Building on the techniques learned in Book 1, Book 2 starts with natural minor and major scales, single note patterns and how they connect across the neck. Click product for full description.

  • Price: $17.99

Serious Electric Bass, by Joel Di Bartolo

Serious Electric Bass, by Joel Di Bartolo

Bass basics, scales and modes, arpeggio patterns and much more. Serious Electric Bass is a definitive, comprehensive, user-friendly guide for electric bassists of all levels (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $26.95

Slap Bass Lines, by Joe Santerre (Book/CD)

Slap Bass Lines, by Joe Santerre (Book/CD)

Learn the art of creating a solid slap bass groove. Includes helpful exercises, strategies for locking in with the drummer, tips for reading chord symbols, standard notation and tab, an accompanying CD and more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments, by Earl Gately (eBook/CD)

Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments, by Earl Gately (eBook/CD)

This eBook/CD set covers the harmonized scales of the major, ascending melodic minor and harmonic minor, as well as many varieties of diminished, whole tone and pentatonic scales. (Click product for full description)

  • Price: $24.95

Soloing for Bass, by Dominik Hauser (Book/CD)

Soloing for Bass, by Dominik Hauser (Book/CD)

This excellent book/CD pack delivers all you need to become a master soloist, no matter what style of music you play (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

Studio Bass Masters, by Keith Rosier (Book/CD)

Studio Bass Masters, by Keith Rosier (Book/CD)

A variety of eleven of today's greatest studio bassists, including Lee Sklar, Nathan East and Dave Pomeroy, openly discuss their recording experiences, techniques and more and offer actual basslines (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Stuff! Good Bass Players Should Know, by Glenn Letsch (Book/CD)

Stuff! Good Bass Players Should Know, by Glenn Letsch (Book/CD)

Valuable tips on performing, recording, the music business, instruments and equipment, grooves, fills, soloing techniques, care and maintenance and much more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The Total Blues Bassist, by Matthew Liston (Book/CD)

The Total Blues Bassist, by Matthew Liston (Book/CD)

This book will teach you all the skills you need to master blues bass. You can create your own style on the bass as well as prepare for any blues situation you encounter. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The Total Jazz Bassist, by D. Overthrow & T. Ferguson (Book/CD)

The Total Jazz Bassist, by D. Overthrow & T. Ferguson (Book/CD)

The Total Jazz Bassist is a complete jazz method, covering bebop, Latin, funk, and fusion, this book provides examples and lessons that will help you become a well-rounded bassist. Book/CD (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

The Total Rock Bassist, by Dan Bennett (Book/CD)

The Total Rock Bassist, by Dan Bennett (Book/CD)

Learn the technique, theory, and song forms needed to be a great bassist, and take the stage in your own rock band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included. Features examples in a wide variety of styles (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Ultimate Bass Exercises, by Max Palermo

Ultimate Bass Exercises, by Max Palermo

Bassist and educator Max Palermo takes you through more than 700 easy, step-by-step exercises (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar & Bass, by Gary Willis (Bk/CD)

Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar & Bass, by Gary Willis (Bk/CD)

This complete method for the musician covers intervals, rhythms melodic shapes; inversions, scales, chords, extensions and alterations; fretboard visualization, fingering diagrams and more (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $17.99

Walking Jazz Lines for Bass, by Jay Hungerford (Book/CD)

Walking Jazz Lines for Bass, by Jay Hungerford (Book/CD)

This book/CD is designed to help bassists create beginning to advanced walking patterns (smooth-sounding lines) that can be used in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Latin and country music (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.95

The Working Bassist's Tool Kit (Book/CD)

The Working Bassist's Tool Kit (Book/CD)

Topics include time and groove, chord charts, ear training, doubling, thumb technique, keeping time, faking tunes and much more. Includes lots of musical examples and exercises, both in the book and on the play-along CD (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

World Beat Grooves for Bass, by Tony Cimorosi (Book/CD)

World Beat Grooves for Bass, by Tony Cimorosi (Book/CD)

This book profiles 18 distinct styles of world music. The accompanying CD features full-band demos of all 18 styles, including: bossa nova, calypso, mambo, maracatu, merengue, reggae, rumba, salsa, samba, ska, tango, tumbão, zydeco and more (Click on product for more info).

  • Price: $14.95

You Can Teach Yourself Electric Bass (Book/CD/DVD)

You Can Teach Yourself Electric Bass (Book/CD/DVD)

This method is both easy to understand and thorough! It provides the theory and technique needed to play contemporary bass and covers modern styles like slap and pop and right-hand hammering techniques. CD AND DVD included (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $24.95