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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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

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

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

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

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 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 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 Guitar From Scratch (DVD)

Bass Guitar From Scratch

A complete bass guitar course for absolute beginners with Phil Williams (click on product for complete description).

  • Price: $19.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

  • Price: $29.95

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 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).

  • Price: $29.95

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).

  • Price: $49.95

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

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/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)

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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

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

Hands On Bass!, by Tony Smith (DVD)

Hands On Bass!, by Tony Smith (DVD)

This DVD covers bass anatomy and tuning, notes and basic theory, pizzicato and funk techniques, major, minor and pentatonic scales, blues and rock patterns (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.99

How to Play Heavy Metal Bass! (DVD)

How to Play Heavy Metal Bass! (DVD)

Everything you need to know about playing bass in a hard rock band, including fret-hand techniques, tunings, riffs, fingerpicking, and much more!  Click on product for full description!

  • Price: $14.99

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 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).

  • Price: $19.95

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

Jerry Jemmott: Blues and R&B Bass Technique (Book/CD)

Jerry Jemmott - Blues and Rhythm & Blues Bass Technique

Jerry Jemmott wrote the book on R&B bass, and here it is! This book/CD pack examines Jerry's personal philosophy of music and teaches the secrets to mastering blues, soul and funk bass (click product for info).

 

  • Price: $17.95

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

Mastering the Electric Bass, by David C. Gross (DVD#1)

Mastering the Electric Bass, by David C. Gross (DVD#1)

In this lesson, the author helps players strengthen their hands and build chops through scales and modes in every position on the fingerboard. David introduces exotic scales, ear training exercises, and dynamic soloing (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $29.95

Mastering the Electric Bass, by David C. Gross (DVD#2)

Mastering the Electric Bass, by David C. Gross (DVD#2)

A study of scales, chords and modes and their applications up and down the fretboard. Variations on the blues, arpeggios, recognizing intervals and creating solos in all modes are included (Click on product for full description).

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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

Michael Manring: Instructional Bass DVD

Michael Manring: Instructional Bass DVD

Manring describes the techniques used on his Thonk CD and demonstrates his approach to playing. (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $19.95

Modern Metal Bass, by John Moyer of Disturbed (2 DVDs)

Modern Metal Bass, by John Moyer of Disturbed (2 DVDs)

In this 2-DVD set John Moyer of Disturbed shares the bass techniques that have made him a key part of propelling the band into metal history!  (Click on product for full description.)

  • Price: $24.99

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

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 Complete" (DVD)

John Patitucci, "Electric Bass Complete" (DVD)

A complete guide to funk, samba, reggae, jazz, shuffle, baiao, Latin and rock, as well as insight into soloing (Click on product for full description).

  • Price: $39.95

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

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

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).

  • Price: $29.95

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).

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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

The Slap Bass Program, by Alexis Sklarevski (DVD)

The Slap Bass Program, by Alexis Sklarevski (DVD)

Absolutely the most complete DVD on slap bass playing. Alexis Sklarevski takes you from the fundamentals to highly advanced techniques in the most thorough compilation of its kind! (Click on product for complete description)

  • Price: $39.95

The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso and the Art of Groove

The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso and the Art of Groove (Norm Stockton)

Topics include phrasing, a passion for the groove, tools of the trade, fingerboard familiarity, musical styles, slap and tap techniques, real-world groove lessons and much more.  Click product for info!

  • Price: $19.99

You Can Play Electric Bass: A Complete Course for Beginners

You Can Play Electric Bass: A Complete Course for Beginners

In this DVD, Roly Salley teaches left- and right-hand technique, scales, theory and a number of great bass lines in country, blues, rock and R&B styles (click product for more info).

 

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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