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1. Ron Carter - Building Jazz Bass Lines

In this book/CD pack, bass legend Ron Carter illustrates step by step the basic concepts of creating bass lines; constructing lines using non-harmonic tones and diverse rhythms;... more info
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Bass Builders. Instructional methods for bass guitar. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00841240)

2. Latin Bass

This must-have manual for all bassists teaches how to play Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles such as mambo, cha cha cha, bolero, nanigo, songo, merengue, samba, bossa nova,... more info
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The Essential Guide to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Styles. Musicians Institute Press. Instructional methods from Musician's Institute. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 32 pages. Published by Musicians Institute Press. (HL.00695543)

3. Ray Brown's Bass Method

Legendary jazz bassist Ray Brown reveals his lessons and teaching philosophy in this in-depth book. Includes: solo exercises and arpeggios; music fundamentals; right- and... more info
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Bass Instruction. Instructional methods for bass guitar. 9x12 inches. 136 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00695308)

4. Jazz Bass

This book/CD pack features over 50 examples covering walking bass, the two feel, 3/4 time, Latin, and ballads. It covers soloing, performance protocol, and includes seven... more info
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Bass Builders. Instructional methods for bass guitar. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00695084)

5. Expanding Walking Bass Lines

A follow-up to Building Walking Bass Lines, this book approaches more advanced walking concepts, including model mapping, the two-feel, several 'must know changes,' and other... more info
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Bass Instruction. Instructional methods for bass guitar. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 56 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00695026)

6. Essential Styles for The Drummer and Bassist - Book 1 - Book & CD

Essential Styles for the Drummer and Bassist, Books 1 and 2, are two innovative book and play-along CD packages that teach 50 essential grooves from today's jazz and popular... more info
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Drum & Bass Method. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-4300)

7. Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble

Specifically designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1 or 2 years playing experience, but with no prior experience playing jazz. Great for individual or classroom use.... more info
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Bass. Instrumental Jazz. Instrumental jazz arrangements. Band Level: 1-2. With BOOK W/CD. 9x12 inches. 34 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00841354)

8. Playing the Changes: Bass

Create more expressive solos with this book/CD pack, which presents a unique improvisation strategy based on ear training and a linear interpretation of note relationships.... more info
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A Linear Approach to Improvising. Berklee Labs. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 104 pages. Published by Berklee Press. (HL.50449510)

9. Jazz Bass on Top

A one-of-a-kind, comprehensive approach to left-hand technique for the double bassist, Bass on Top features 50 classic jazz songs with precise fingerings to help you gain... more info
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A Guide to Left-Hand Technique. Contains tablature. Softcover. 9x12 inches. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00701375)

10. Crawl Before You Walk - Book & CD

Students and teachers alike will find this an easy pathway to creating powerful walking bass lines from chord charts. Recording artist and educator Tom Warrington takes a... more info
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Bass Instruction. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-18050)

11. Beginning Jazz Bass

Ideal for any bassist looking to explore new styles, this one-on-lesson includes loads of exercises, diagrams, patterns, styles, and real-life applications to study and practice.... more info
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How to Create Jazz Bass Lines Including Two-Feel, Walking Bass, Bossa Nova, Ballads, Fills & More!. Musicians Institute Press. Instructional methods from Musician's Institute. Contains tablature. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 88 pages. Published by Musicians Institute Press. (HL.00696191)

12. Big Band Bass

A guide to the essentials for double bass and electric bass. more info
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Jazz Method Books. 80 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.SB52)

13. Bunny Brunel's Power Bass: Soloing Secrets

Created specifically for bass players, this book takes you inside Bunny Brunel's innovative system for solo improvisation. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience performing... more info
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Explore New Modes, Scales & Chords · Expand Your Improv Palette. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover with CD. 8.5x11 inches. 80 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331135)

14. Melodic Bass Library Sales & Modes For The Bass Guitarist

This is the latest revision of F3167BGXCD. The book no longer contains a CD. Otherwise it is the same as the previous package: Complete overview of scales and modes and how... more info
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Fretted Instrument-Methods/Suppleme. Bass Method. Instructional methods for bass guitar. 128 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.F3167C)

15. Modern Electric Bass CD Included

Revised edition. This book and CD are derived from the DCI video on Jaco of the same name. Features transcriptions of Jaco's examples and solos, along with an analysis by... more info
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DCI Books. Book & CD Package. 9x12 inches. 36 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.MMBK0005CD)

16. Essential Styles for The Drummer and Bassist - Book 2 - Book & CD

Essential Styles for the Drummer and Bassist, Books 1 and 2, are two innovative book and play-along CD packages that teach 50 essential grooves from today's jazz and popular... more info
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Drum & Bass Method. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-4302)

17. The Total Jazz Bassist

The Total Jazz Bassist is a complete jazz method, giving equal treatment to both electric and double bass. Covering styles like bebop, Latin, funk and fusion, this book provides... more info
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Bass Guitar Method Or Supplement. Book & CD. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-26063)

18. Jaco Pastorius Bass Method

Hailed as the greatest bass player who ever lived, Jaco Pastorius (1951-1987) lives on through his groundbreaking legacy of musical brilliance. And now for the first time,... more info
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Lessons, Tips, and Techniques from His Private Teaching Archives. Bass Instruction. Instructional methods for bass guitar. Contains tablature. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00695570)

19. Essential Styles for The Drummer and Bassist, Book 1 - Book & CD (Grmn., Fr., It. Ed.)

A unique book/CD package which gives you the opportunity to play along with some of today's top studio musicians, while you learn to play a variety of popular grooves including... more info
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Drum & Bass Method. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. 68 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-4309)

20. Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Directors - Bass - Book & CD

Jazz and Instructional. The energy core of any jazz ensemble, the rhythm section radiates the groove, time and essence of the music. Each chapter includes an introduction... more info
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Bass Book and CD. Instructional book and accompaniment CD for bass. With introductory text, instructional text and standard notation. Voicing/Format: PAL. 9x12 inches. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-21989)

21. Dixieland Beat (Bass)

Composed or arranged by Frank Erickson, John Kinyon and John O'Reilly, this exciting collection includes 14 NEW, never-before-published selections correlated to specific pages... more info
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Bass. Instrumental part for jazz ensemble (bass part). Playable with as few as four or as many as eight performers. Jazz ensemble (Bass). Voicing/Format: String Bass. 9x12 inches. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-11663X)

22. Chop-Monster: Bass W/CD, Book 1

Chop-Monster is a sequential jazz improvisation method by acclaimed jazz pianist and educator Shelly Berg that utilizes a "call-and-response" approach: students listen to... more info
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Jazz Ensemble Method. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-251566)

23. Essential Styles for The Drummer and Bassist, Book 2 - Book & CD (Grmn., Fr., Itl. Ed.)

A unique book/CD package which gives you the opportunity to play along with some of today's top studio musicians, while you learn to play a variety of popular grooves including... more info
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Drum & Bass Method. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-4316)

24. Chop-Monster: Bass W/CD, Book 2

Chop-Monster is a sequential jazz improvisation method by acclaimed jazz pianist and educator Shelly Berg that utilizes a "call-and-response" approach: students listen to... more info
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Jazz Ensemble Method. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-251585)
 
 
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