This book contains transcriptions of some of the most challenging pieces every written for the bass guitar. The bass players featured within these pages have all contributed heavily to the development of the bass guitar and its function within music.
The songs in this book cover a wide range of musical styles and playing techniques. You’ll find pieces that make use of slap bass, fingering and plectrum playing, as well as more unorthodox playing styles such as two-handed tapping and chordal fingerstyle.
All pieces are written in both standard notation and TAB and come with a highly detailed breakdown and analysis. This includes guidance on performance techniques and tips for recreating the artist’s tone.
The book contains the following pieces:
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - ‘Home Cookin’’ (James Jamerson on bass)
Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby - ‘Hikky Burr’ (Carol Kaye on bass)
Tower of Power - ‘What Is Hip’ (Rocco Prestia on bass)
Graham Central Station - ‘Release Yourself’ (Larry Graham on bass)
Stanley Clarke - ‘Hot Fun’
Chaka Khan - ‘Clouds’ (Anthony Jackson on bass)
The Brothers Johnson - ‘Stomp’ (Louis Johnson on bass)
Jeff Berlin - ‘Joe Frazier’
Level 42 - ‘Mr. Pink’ (Mark King on bass)
Stevie Wonder - ‘Do I Do’ (Nathan Watts on bass)
Stuart Hamm - ‘Country Music (A Night in Hell)’
Dream Theater - ‘The Ytse Jam’ (John Myung on bass)
Alain Caron - ‘Slam The Clown’
Billy Sheehan - ‘The Suspense Is Killing Me’
Michael Manring - ‘I Left America’
Victor Wooten - ‘The Lesson’