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JAZZ BASS TECHNIQUE

Excellent book for students and teachers:
Foundation Exercises For Bass  by Chuck Sher

Bass players bible — don't leave home without it:
Evolving Bassist  by Rufus Reid

Basic reference, every bit as useful as Rufus:
The Improvisor's Bass Method  by Chuck Sher

This one has written and recorded examples by the exquisite Marc Johnson:
Concepts for Bass Soloing  by Chuck Sher, Marc Johnson

Jazz Etudes in all keys; excellent resource from a master musician:
60 Melodic Etudes by John Patitucci

History, technique, transcribed solos:
The Jazz Bass Book - Technique and Tradition  by John Goldsby

Latin grooves galore with very fun playalong CD:
The Latin Bass Book  by Chuck Sher, Oscar Stagnaro

Excellent book for sight reading skills:
Reading Contemporary Electric Bass: Guitar Technique (Fretted)  by Rich Appleman

One of the most useful books ever for electric bass:
101 Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use  by Gary Willis



JAZZ THEORY AND HARMONY

A Guide to Jazz Improvisation: Bass Clef Instruments  by John LaPorta

The Blues Scales:  by Dan Greenblatt

Blues Improvisation Complete - Bass Instruments by Jeff Harrington

The Jazz Language: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation  by Dan Haerle

The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine

250 Jazz Patterns by Evan Tate

Blues and Rhythm Changes in All Keys by Evan Tate

Forward Motion  by Hal Galper

The Serious Jazz Practice Book for All Instruments: Melodic Materials for the Modern Jazz Soloist  by Barry Finnerty

Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice (Berklee Press) by Ted Pease



JAZZ FAKE BOOKS:

Great jazz fake books for beginning improvisors from Sher Music:

The Real Easy Book - Volume 1

The Real Easy Book - Volume 2



The finest jazz fake books published anywhere — great tunes, accurate charts, beautifully presented by our friend Chuck Sher:

The New Real Book, Volume 1 (Key of C)

The New Real Book, Volume 2 (Key of C)

The New Real Book, Vol. 3

The Latin Real Book: C Edition

The World's Greatest Fake Book

The Standards Real Book (C Version)

The All-Jazz Real Book (C Version)

The European Real Book (C Version)



OnlineSheetMusic presents downloadable lead sheets selected from the Sher Music editions of The Real Book. Buy the books or select individual tunes. C, Bb and Eb versions are available.

The Digital Real Book, Part 1 (C Version)

The Digital Real Book, Part 2 (C Version)

The Digital Real Book, Part 3 (C Version)

OnlineSheetMusic also has an extensive selection of downloadable sheet music. If you don't want to buy a whole fake book there's a very good chance they have a digital version of the song you're searching for. Looking for a lead sheet? Click HERE to search.
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