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Bass: Transcriptions and Performance Prep.

Transcriptions and Performance Prep.

Scores of transcriptions and books about performance preparation for bass

Scores and Methods

Selected Scores and Methods from the library's collection  
Bass Tab 1999 & 2000 
MP135 .B34 2000  Check Availability
Image:Perforbassscore1.gif From the publisher:
Features note-for-note bass transcriptions in standard notation and tab for 16 of the latest and greatest rock hits, including: American Woman * Ana's Song (Open Fire) * Black Balloon * Crush 'Em * Do Right * Down * Get Born Again * Guerrilla Radio * In 2 Deep * The Kids Aren't Alright * Last Kiss * Learn to Fly * Smooth * Welcome to the Fold * What's My Age Again? * You Wanted More.
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Charlie Parker omnibook: for all bass clef instruments by Charlie Parker, Jamey Aebersold
Reserve MP106.P3 C4  Check Availability
Image:Bassperformancescore2.jpg From the publisher:
60 solos such as Moose the Mooch, Ornithology and Anthropology, transcribed by Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone. A cross section of the music of Charlie Parker. Spiral-bound, with chord symbols, metronome markings, record information, and practice suggestions.
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Studio Bass Masters : session tips & techniques from top bass players by Keith Rosiér
MT599.B4 R65  Check Availability
Image:Bassperformancebook3.JPG From the publisher:
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. Leading producers and engineers reveal what's expected in the studio, while hands-on lessons cover number-system charts, setting up the bass, which gear to use and how, and more.
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The Stanley Clarke Collection 
MP136.C53 S7  Check Availability
Image:Bassperformancescore4.JPG From the publisher:
Features authentic, note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 16 super tunes from this eclectic bass master: Bass Folk Song * Christmas in Rio * Dayride * East River Drive * I Wanna Play for You * Life Is Just a Game * Lopsy Lu * The Magician * Rock 'N' Roll Jelly * School Days * Silly Putty * Song to John * Stories to Tell * Time Exposure * Vulcan Worlds * What If I Forget the Champagne.
The Recording Bassist by Trade Martin
MT330.M27 R4  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-BOOKS.jpg From the publisher:
Trade Martin's classic study on recording for the bassist, written in manuscript back in 1971.
Standing In The Shadows Of Motown: The Life And Music Of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson by Dr. Licks, James Jamerson
MP136 .J363  Check Availability
Image:Bassltbook9.jpg From the publisher:
Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove - the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!
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