Beatles Books for Bass Players…
UPDATED: This week we take a look at the 10 best Beatles books for bass players.
Hofner – The Complete Violin Bass Story
The Hofner Violin Bass Guitar is one of the most instantly recognizable musical instruments ever made. Its fame was assured when a certain young English guitarist walked into a shop in Hamburg in 1961, saw exactly what he was looking for, and ordered a left-handed version. The rest, as they say, is history.
THE BEATLES: COMPLETE SCORES
A fitting tribute to possibly the greatest pop band ever – The Beatles. This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles. Guitar and bass parts are in both standard notation and tablature.
THE BEATLES: 1962-1966
26 Bass lines from The Beatles’ early hits transcribed note-for-note with tab, including: All My Loving, And I Love Her, Can’t Buy Me Love, Drive My Car, Eight Days a Week, Eleanor Rigby, From Me to You, Girl, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Michelle, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, She Loves You, Ticket to Ride, We Can Work It Out, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday and more. Written in Standard Notation and TAB. 88 pages.
THE BEATLES: 1967-1970
Note-for-note bass transcriptions with tab for 28 later-day Beatles favorites, including: Across the Universe, All You Need Is Love, Back in the U.S.S.R. , The Ballad of John and Yoko, Come Together, Don’t Let Me Down, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude, Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Octopus’s Garden, Penny Lane, Revolution, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Something, With a Little Help from My Friends, and more.
THE BEATLES BASS (SIGNATURE LICKS)
Learn the trademark bass lines from rock’s most influential band! This step-by-step breakdown of Paul McCartney’s bass guitar style includes in-depth analysis of 16 Beatles’ classics.
The Beatles – Bass Play-Along Volume 13
The Bass Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the online audio to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along.
THE BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD
Note-for-note transcriptions of Paul’s Bass parts from all 17 tracks from the classic album. Songs include: Carry That Weight, Come Together, The End, Golden Slumbers, Here Comes the Sun, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Something, You Never Give Me Your Money and more.
PAUL MCCARTNEY: PLAYING THE GREAT BEATLES BASSLINES
Paul McCartney is one of the best pop bass players in the world, and this book presents a musical analysis of his consistently inventive and influential bass playing during his tenure in the Beatles. This indispensable guide offers full transcriptions of nine of McCartney’s most revered bass parts.
Paul McCartney Bass Play-Along Volume 43 Book/Online Audio
The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks.
How To Play Bass – Learning From Paul McCartney Vol. 1: An 80-20 Device Method Book
This volume distills McCartney’s early vocabulary into an easy to follow/quick to implement learning system that will teach YOU how to incorporate the foundational devices that McCartney used in YOUR lines.