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The Plectrum Bass Book by Stuart Clayton

The Plectrum Bass Book by Stuart Clayton

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The Plectrum Bass Book by Stuart Clayton

The Plectrum Bass Book…

The Plectrum Bass Book contains transcriptions of 16 songs that have basslines that were played with a pick. Covering everything from rock and punk, to funk and fusion, this book celebrates the work of the world’s most highly regarded plectrum bassists.

Within these pages, you’ll find songs featuring session bassists Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Carol Kaye, rockers such as Roger Glover, Pat Badger and Justin Chancellor, and funk players such as Bobby Vega.

Each transcription has been written in both standard notation and TAB and comes 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:

‘Carry On Wayward Son’ – Kansas

‘Cupid’s Dead’ – Extreme

‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight’ – The Jam

‘For the Love of Money’ – The O’Jays

‘Games People Play’ – Mel Tormé

‘Get the Funk Out’ – Extreme

‘Highway Star’ – Deep Purple

‘Hikky Burr’ – Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby

‘I Get High On You’ – Sly Stone

‘Maxwell Murder’ – Rancid

‘Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’ – The Stranglers

‘Nite Sprite’ – Chick Corea

‘Roundabout’ – Yes

‘Schism’ – Tool

‘Sledgehammer’ – Peter Gabriel

‘Whipping Post’ – The Allman Brothers Band

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