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Instruction Books:
Over 200,000 copies sold!

* The New Sound of Funk Bass: Mel Bay Publications
   (Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Acid Jazz)
* First Bass: Backbeat Books
* Fretless Bass: Hal Leonard Publishing
   (Written in collaboration with Herbie Hancock's Bassist Bunny Brunel)
* Bass Fitness: Hal Leonard Publishing
   (Endorsed by Berklee College Of Music and Bass Player Magazine)
* Slap Bass Essentials: Hal Leonard Publishing
   (Written in collaboration with Herbie Hancock's Bassist Bunny Brunel)
* Bajo Slap Fundamentos:
   (Spanish version of the above) Hal Leonard Publishing
   (Written in collaboration with Herbie Hancock's Bassist Bunny Brunel)
* Guitar Fitness: Hal Leonard Publishing
   (Used by Andy Summers from "The Police")
* Muted Grooves For Bass: Hal Leonard Publishing
* J.S. Bach For Bass: Mel Bay Publications
* Classical Masterpieces For Bass: Mel Bay Publications
* Simplified Sight Reading For Bass: Hal Leonard Publishing
* Daily Chop Builders For Bass: Mel Bay Publications
* Essential Reading Skills For Guitar: Warner Bros. Publications
* Encyclopedia of Bass Riffs: Mel Bay Publications
* Classic Funk and R&B Bass: Warner Bros Publications
* Hip Hop Bass: Hal Leonard Publishing
* 70’s Funk and Disco Bass: Hal Leonard Publishing

Transcriptions:

* Led Zeppelin 1&2: Warner Bros Publications
* Led Zeppelin 3&4: Warner Bros Publications
* Living Colour (Stain): Warner Bros Publications
* Megadeth (Countdown To Extinction): Warner Bros Publications
* The Black Crowes (The Southern Harmony): Warner Bros Publications

Music Reference Books:

* Creative Careers In Music
(By Josquin des Pres & Mark Landsman) Allworth/Billboard publications
* Reality Check "Priceless Advice For Musicians"
(By Josquin des Pres & Mark Landsman) Mix Books.

 
BASS INSTRUCTION BOOKS
 
BASS FITNESS $9.95
An Exercising Handbook

Recommended by world acclaimed bass players, music schools and music magazines. Provides the player with a wide range of finger excercises. Standard notation and tab. 72 pages.

 

J.S. BACH FOR BASS $19.95

While helping to improve technique and develop the ear, learning these J.S. Bach pieces will open up a whole new world of phrasing for the aspiring player.

 

SLAP BASS $17.95

Over 140 essential patterns and exercises covering every aspect of slap bass. Standard notation and tab. 38 pages. Includes audio cd.


CLASSIC FUNK and R&B BASS $19.95

101 examples of Funk and R&B lines.


70S FUNK & DISCO BASS $14.95

101 Groovin' Bass Patterns! CD included features 99 demo tracks. Written in standard notation and TAB. 32 pages.


SIMPLIFIED SIGHT READING FOR BASS $17.95

From the Fundamentals to the Entire Fingerboard. Concentrates on rhythms and phrasings most commonly heard through decades of bass playing. Standard notation. 69 pages. Includes audio cd.


FRETLESS BASS $17.95

Grammy nominee and fretless bass pioneer Bunny Brunel teams up with best-selling author and session bass player Josquin des Prés to offer the first book/CD tutorial dedicated solely to the development of skills on the fretless bass.

FIRST BASS $19.95

First Bass, written by Josquin des Pres, is the ultimate book of fundamentals for the electric bass, designed to take the beginner to the next level. Through indispensable reading basics and exercises, this unique guide explores all techniques, concepts, and styles that cover 50 years of electric bass playing. Written in standard notation and TAB. 96 pages. Includes MP3 CD.

HIP HOP BASS $14.95

101 Grooves, Riffs, Loops, and Beats!

NEW SOUND OF FUNK BASS $19.95

101 Grooves, Riffs, Loops, and Beats!

ENCYCLOPEDIA BASS RIFFS $24.95

Through a wide variety of stylistic examples, this book explores many musical genres that may have never existed without the electric bass guitar. These examples will undoubtedly add diversity to your musical vocabulary and supplement your style.
Includes 2 audio CDs and 72 pages. Written in standard notation and tab.

DISCONTINUED - CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES FOR BASS $19.95

Seven popular classical pieces. Includes 2 audio CDs and 72 pages. Written in standard notation and tab.

DISCONTINUED - DAILY CHOP BUILDERS FOR BASS $17.95

Indispensable exercises that develop the technique necessary to succeed in today's music scene.

DISCONTINUED - MUTED GROOVES $16.95

String muting is one of the most useful, yet simple techniques available to help bass players develop a good solid groove. Over 100 muting and raking exercises and patterns. Standard notation and tab. 58 pages. Includes audio cd.
 
MUSIC REFERENCE BOOKS
 
CREATIVE CAREERS IN MUSIC $18.95

Talented people of all levels can find profitable careers in today's cutthroat music industry with the help of this definitive guide. A wide variety of careers in the music business are fully described - from songwriters and producers to solo artists and band members. The skills and training required for each are outlined and tips for targeting the right markets and income sources are given. This new edition covers such timely topics as self-promotion via the internet and protecting oneself from piracy.
Josquin des Pres is a record producer, songwriter, and musician. He is also the author of Reality Check. Mark Landsman is a musician, songwriter, and a former business and entertainment attorney. They both live in San Diego.

REALITY CHECK $24.95

Aspiring musicians often enter the music business with unreal expectations, and are inevitably disappointed. Reality Check is the first book that gives a completely honest look at what success is in today's recording industry and the smart steps a musician can take to get there. Even the most creative people can manage time effectively and make the fullest use of their most important resource: their talents. Reality Check is for everyone who wants to chart a rewarding path through the often confusing jungle of the music industry. Josquin des Pres began his career in France in the mid-'70s when he obtained his first record deal with United Artists Records. He has since worked on hundreds of projects with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Des Pres has also authored 14 bestselling bass instruction books and two guitar instruction books. Mark Landsman is a musician, songwriter and entertainment attorney. He was formerly director of West Coast operations for a large New York City-based record label. Both authors live in Southern California.
 
EDUCATIONAL GUITAR BOOKS
 
GUITAR FITNESS $9.95

By the same author of the critically acclaimed Bass Fitness, comes Guitar Fitness. The purpose of this book is to provide the guitar player with a wide variety of finger exercises to develop the technique necessary to succeed in today's music scene. These exercises are designed to help increase speed, improve dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence. These exercises cover a wide range of technical requirements to help beginners through experienced pros.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SIGHT READING GUITAR $19.95

A simple, straightforward, fun system for learning to sightread on the guitar. The first section covers all rhythmic values and combinations. Next, melodic figures are presented in the context of scales and key centers. All the examples are performed on the included CD.








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