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!

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Ralphe Armstrong, "HomeBASS" (Audio CD)

Ralphe Armstrong

Detroit-bred bass virtuoso leads an all-star band in a stunning set of jazz standards and more!  Click product for more info.

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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).

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Barry Bales - A Solid Foundation to Acoustic Bass (DVD)

Barry Bales - A Solid Foundation to Acoustic Bass (DVD)

Barry shares his thoughts on the role of the bass and demonstrates many of the techniques that have made him a first call musician in bluegrass and country music (click product for complete description).

  • Price: $35.00

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).

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Bass Standards

Bass Standards

Note-for-note transcriptions of 17 of the finest improvised jazz bass performances ever recorded: Blues Minor, Body and Soul, But Beautiful, Have You Met Miss Jones?, How Deep Is the Ocean, So What, Take the A Train and more (Click on product for full description and song list).

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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).

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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).

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Bluegrass Bass, by Mark Schatz (2-DVD Set)

Bluegrass bass instruction from Mark Schatz

Two-DVD set from Mark Schatz, from beginning to intermediate level.  Click product for description!

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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)

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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).

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Ron Carter Collection

Ron Carter Collection

19 songs transcribed for bass: Blues for D.P., Blues for Two, Bottoms Up, Doom, Eight, Einbahnstrasse and more (Click on product for full description and song list).

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Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil (DVD)

Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil (DVD)

With Cedar Walton on piano and Billy Higgins on drums. Stellar jazz set! Over 60 minutes of DVD bonus features, including artist biographies, photo gallery and more (Click on product for complete description).

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Peter Dominguez, "How About This" (CD)

Peter Dominguez, "How About This" (CD)

Outstanding jazz trio set with Peter on bass, Rick Germanson on piano and Billy Hart on drums. An exceptional work that is sure to delight jazz fans everywhere (Click product for more info).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass, Volume 1

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass, Volume 1

Veteran bassist Todd Phillips breaks down technique and musicianship for the acoustic bass from the ground up. Excellent for beginners and more experienced players who want to build on their existing skills (Click product for full description).

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Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass, Volume 2

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass, Volume 2

Veteran bassist Todd Phillips breaks down technique and musicianship for the acoustic bass from the ground up. Excellent for beginners and more experienced players who want to build on their existing skills (Click product for full description).

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Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass, Volumes 1 & 2 (2-DVDs)

Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass, Volumes 1 & 2 (2-DVDs)

Veteran bassist Todd Phillips breaks down technique and musicianship for the acoustic bass from the ground up. Excellent for beginners and more experienced players who want to build on their existing skills (Click product for full description).

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Jazz Bass Classics

Jazz Bass Classics

16 great performances transcribed note-for-note with tab for acoustic and electric bass. Click product for song list.

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Jazz Bass on Top: A Guide to Left-Hand Technique, by Andy McKee

Jazz Bass On Top, Andy McKee

A one-of-a-kind, comprehensive approach to left-hand technique for the double bassist features 50 classic jazz songs with precise fingerings to help you gain mastery of the fingerboard (click product for full description and song list).

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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).

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Jazz Upright Bass, by Ed Friedland (DVD)

Jazz Upright Bass, by Ed Friedland (DVD)

Bass master Ed Friedland reveals the details behind jazz upright performance with easy-to-understand explanations and demonstrations. Accompanying booklet includes notated versions of each example (Click product for description).

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Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor: Appalachian Journey (DVD)

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor: Appalachian Journey (DVD)

Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor,and Edgar Meyer perform during their sold-out concert at New York City's Avery Fisher Hall (click product for full description).

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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).

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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).

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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

Charles Mingus: Live in '64 (DVD)

Charles Mingus: Live in '64 (DVD)

Charles Mingus showcases 3 exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup. Unique performances and arrangements of classics, 24-page booklet, memorabilia collage & more (click product for full description).

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Charles Mingus: More Than A Fake Book

Charles Mingus: More Than A Fake Book

This incredible collection explores Mingus' background and prestigious career. The stories behind each song are given and accompanied by notes on how Mingus played the piece (click on product for complete description).

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Charlie Parker Omnibook - for bass clef instruments

Charlie Parker Omnibook - for bass clef instruments

The book to turn to for mastering Bird. Includes 60 solos, including Anthropology, Au Privave, Confirmation, Donna Lee, Ornithology and more. Transcribed by Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone (click product for full description).

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John Patitucci: Bass Day '97 (DVD)

John Patitucci: Bass Day '97 (DVD)

John performs on acoustic and 6-string electric bass, then hosts a Q&A session (Click product for full description)

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Gary Peacock, "The Acoustic Bass" (DVD)

Gary Peacock, "The Acoustic Bass" (DVD)

Gary Peacock shares the technical and improvisational ideas he has developed during the course of his long career, delving into the physical, mental and intuitive aspects of creating music on the bass (Click on product for full description).

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Todd Phillips' Bass Workout and Practice Regimen

Todd Phillips' Bass Workout and Practice Regimen

Master bassist Todd Phillips has devised a personal training workout and exercise plan that will help bassists at all levels (click product for more info).

 

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The Real Book - Volume I, Bass Clef edition

The Real Book - Volume I, Bass Clef edition

Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced (Click on product for full description).

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Rufus Reid, "The Evolving Bassist" (DVD)

Rufus Reid, "The Evolving Bassist" (DVD)

Learn bass-line construction, technique and theory, then play classic jazz standards, blues, rhythm changes, modal music and more (Click on product for full description).

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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).

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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).

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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