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Bass Guitar Transcription and Tuition Books

For over 15 years Bassline Publishing has published a range of critically acclaimed transcription books covering legendary bassists such as Mark King, Stuart Hamm, Stuart Zender, Marcus Miller and Bernard Edwards. We have also published a range of highly acclaimed tuition books such as Ultimate Slap Bass, Plectrum Technique for Bass Guitar, The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes and The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music, a three book series aimed at players of all levels.

We also publish a range of ebooks and interactive textbooks: we have developed all of our tuition books for the Apple iPad, incorporating video and audio elements into the book where possible, resulting in a superior e-reading experience. These books are available through both iTunes and the iBookstore and you can read more about them here. We have released all of these books for standard e-readers as well, including the Amazon Kindle.

Our latest releases are a revamped edition of Stuart Hamm Bass Transcriptions: Outbound & Beyond and Marcus Miller – Highlights from Afrodeezia. In addition, in late 2018 we launched our own series of subscription-based video courses, which have been extremely well-received by the bass playing community. Subscriptions are available in monthly, 3-monthly, 6-monthly and annual packages.

In addition to our own titles, we also stock a carefully selected range of bass guitar books from other authors, including Ed Friendland’s Building Walking Basslines and Expanding Walking Basslines, as well as John Goldsby’s excellent The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition. We’re also pleased to now be stocking Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson as well as a range of Jaco Pastorius books.