The Monthly Lowdown with Bass Books Kevin Smith — December 2015

THE MONTHLY LOWDOWN

BassBooks.com‘s email newsletter for December,
2015.

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OWN THE JACO FILM

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY

The great documentary on Jaco Pastorius produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo is now out on DVD, and will soon be available on Blu-ray as well.

You can order your own copy of this important work from us as a two-disc set. Click here for information.

Have a look at the film’s official trailer by clicking here.

Jaco was a trascendant talent on the electric bass, and the story of his immmense ability and troubled life is one we should all know. This film tells that story through intimate interviews with family and friends and bandmates. It’s a worthy treatment of its subject.

Order the film now:


JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY — DVD

Pre-order:

JACO: THE DOCUMENTARY — Blu-ray

Books about Jaco and his style:

THE BOOK OF JACO

JACO PASTORIUS BASS METHOD

A PORTRAIT OF JACO

JACO: THE EXTRAORDINARY, TRAGIC LIFE

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL JACO TITLES


QUOTE-UNQUOTE

“Play as much as you can, as often as you can, with as many people as you can.”

–Les Claypool, Primus


CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE

BASSBOOKS.COM HOME PAGE

Yes, BassBooks.com has been redesigned, and now sports a cleaner, more modern look. Books are easier to find, and we are especially proud of the more user-friendly single-page checkout.

If you haven’t yet seen the new site, drop in and have a look around. We think you’ll like the changes.

We’d appreciate your feedback on the new site so drop us a note here.


NEW BOOK: POWER WARM-UP FOR THE DOUBLE BASSIST

POWER WARM-UP FOR THE DOUBLE BASSIST

POWER WARM-UP
FOR THE
DOUBLE BASSIST

A good, daily warm-up routine is as valuable for musicians as it is for athletes with benefits beyond simply stretching muscles and getting the fingers, hands and arms nimble.

In POWER WARM-UP, Professor of Music Dr. Bill Scottt presents a practice regimen that works on seven fundamental areas of technique in 15-minute start-the-day exercises. 44 pages.

Click Here for More Details and Ordering Information on
POWER WARM-UP

 


SONGS OF THE SEASON:

CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY MUSIC FOR BASS

ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS FOR 5-STRING BASS

ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS
FOR 5-STRING BASS

Time to start thinking about ladling out some hot
cider and gathering the family around the amp. Nothing like some
holiday-season music to spread good cheer.

Here are appropriate music books to get you ready:

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR SOLO BASS

HL BASS PLAY-ALONG: CHRISTMAS HITS

ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS FOR 5-STRING BASS

THE REAL CHRISTMAS BOOK: BASS CLEF EDITION

CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR BASS

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR BASS

 


COVER BAND

These cool titles are making noise at BassBooks.com. Click on the covers or titles for
complete details, sample pages, prices and ordering
information.

SLAP IT!

SLAP IT!

ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR

ULTIMATE TAPPING
BASS GUITAR

BASS ENCYCLOMEDIA

BASS ENCYCLOMEDIA

ULTIMATE BASS PLAY-ALONG: JOURNEY

ULTIMATE BASS
PLAY-ALONG:
JOURNEY

BEHIND THE PLAYER: TIM SKOLD

BEHIND THE PLAYER:
TIM SKOLD
-DVD-

STANLEY CLARKE COLLECTION

STANLEY CLARKE
COLLECTION

FREE STUFF: UPDATES AND
ADDITIONS

This month features the following additions to the Free
Stuff
section on BassBooks.com:

ERIC BEAULEwww.playbasslines.com
Bass Transcription of
Jeff Berlin Chord Tone
Blues Solo in E
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com, author of several titles we
carry. It is a cool-sounding and very usable Jeff Berlin solo in E using mostly chord tone.
JAIME DAVID VAZQUEZwww.jaimedavidvazquez.com
BASS TIPS:
Chord Inversions
Player and educator Jaime David Vazquez (www.jaimedavidvazquez.com) shows how to build and
use Chord Iniversions, to add harmonic options to your music.
JOHN FALSTROMwww.EADG4.com
EADG
4: Part 11
The Acoustic Bass
In this video, John Falstrom, author of EADG 4, shares his insights into the “hidden treasure” of a bass guitar with air in it: the acoustic bass.

Click here to see all Free Stuff
available.


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