That's it...!

It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that my bass transcription books are no longer for sale.


Music licensing is an incredibly complicated and expensive business to deal with, and I've had to regrettably call time on my line of bass books. Many of you will have noticed that the store's website has been down for the last month and I wish I could tell you exactly what's been happening. I don't own the store, I just send them books to sell on my behalf so I'm afraid don't know much more than you. It looks very unlikely that it will be back up anytime soon though. 

Your kindness and support over the last 18 months has repeatedly bowled me over. I've loved meeting you through email, Facebook, Twitter etc. and you have proved to me that I have a product that sells and customers that support my work. Armed with this knowledge, I will explore other avenues to sell the books. I like to think I've helped a little but in the world of bass guitar scores but there is still a lot of work to be done!

Bearing this in mind, please don't take yourself off my mailing list just yet. I promise I won't email you unless I have some information that I truly think will interest you. If you want to get hold of me, you can still contact me through my website.

Selling my own transcription books has been a dream of mine for many years, and it's through your support that I've been able to do it, so thank you once again.

Aidan

70's Soul and 80's Rock

For this release, I've decided to focus on two very contrasting styles. The Best of 70's Soul features 12 of the grooviest basslines from the decade, featuring James Jamerson, Ron Carter and Verdine White amongst many others.

The Best of 80's Rock is a very different beast. It features 16 anthems from the 1980s, varying from Hair Metal and Arena Rock to Prog and Post-Punk. 

This is the first time many of these basslines have been published making these an invaluable part of your transcription collection.

Steely Dan Bass Book

Hi all!

This features 13 songs from the jazz rock band, covering their most prolific period 1972-1980. It includes performances by Walter Becker and Chuck Rainey. Rainey's playing on Kid Charlemagne is incredible! It's definitely worth checking out.

Song List

Do It Again, Reelin’ In The Years, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Aja, Deacon Blues, Peg, FM (No Static at All), Babylon Sisters, Hey Nineteen

The book is priced at $7.99 and is available as a PDF download.

CLICK HERE for more info or to purchase.

Thank you all for your support as ever! 

Aidan

Best of the Eagles for Bass • Out Now!

Best of the Eagles for bass

The Eagles have long deserved an accurate set of bass transcriptions. This book features Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Desperado and many more! I'm particularly pleased with my transcription for Hotel California, I'm sure it's the most detailed available.

The book contains 13 songs and is priced at $7.99. Click HERE for more details:

2 New Bass Books: Coldplay & The Police

 

I've released 2 books today for two British bands that deserve a thorough bass transcription book. Both Coldplay and The Police use a combination of electric and synth bass, and I've endeavoured to detail their use of each in as much detail as possible. Please click on the covers below to watch the YouTube ad for each.

Both books are priced at $7.99 - the purchase links and track lists are below.

There are some big hits in these books - have fun!

Adele, Madonna, Aretha Franklin...

... are all featured in my newest bass transcription book: 

The Best Diva Basslines

It covers 12 of the best tracks by female artists from across the last 56 years, including Etta JamesAretha FranklinTina TurnerBeyoncé and more.


Here's the track list:

Etta James - At Last
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Barbra Streisand - Woman in Love
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
Beyoncé featuring Jay Z - Déjà Vu
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Adele - Set Fire to the Rain


All at the usual price of $7.99


Click here more info: The Best Diva Basslines - Bass transcriptions (PDF)

Best of Oasis for Bass

Best of Oasis for Bass

By popular request! This book includes 13 massive hits by the seminal Britpop band, including Wonderwall, Supersonic, Live Forever and Don't Look Back in Anger - all scored out for the first time!

The book is priced at $7.99

CLICK HERE to purchase.

Track List

Rock ’n’ Roll Star
Live Forever
Supersonic
Cigarettes & Alcohol
Whatever
Wonderwall
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Some Might Say
Champagne Supernova
The Masterplan
Stand by Me
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Little By Little

New bass book - The Best of Elton John for Bass

New Book!


My latest book release includes 12 of Elton John's greatest hits - never before transcribed for bass guitar.


Track listing:


Your Song
Tiny Dancer
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Crocodile Rock
Candle in the Wind
Bennie & The Jets
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
The Bitch Is Back
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I’m Still Standing
Sacrifice


For a preview, check out the YouTube video below...

CLICK HERE to buy

Thanks!

Aidan

Dream Theater's Images and Words

Hi all,

 

This one is not for the faint hearted! Many of you will know John Myung as the cool looking guy dressed in black on the left hand side of Dream Theater's stage, typically standing still but his fingers in a blur of motion as he navigates his way through a myriad of time changes and extended unison passages. His preferred instrument is currently a 6-string Bongo bass made by Music Man, but the majority if this album was recorded on a 4-string Spector NS-2 making it accessible for all bassists.

 

Images and Words was the band's breakthrough album and includes Pull Me Under, Metropolis, Pt. 1 and Learning to Live. It lives amongst the more challenging books in my catalogue but there should be something for everyone, whether you're hoping to push your technique or extend your knowledge of rhythmic phrasing and complicated time signatures.

 

The book is priced at $7.99

CLICK HERE for more info

New Book: Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87 - '93

Hi all,

Here' some information about my latest book release. It documents every bass line played by Duff McKagan on GnR's double live album and spans 20 songs - nearly 100 pages!


All the greatest hits are there, including: Sweet Child o' Mine, November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, and every note of their extended jams and live variations is documented. CLICK HERE for the full song list.


It is transcribed in notation and tablature and includes a breakdown of Duff's live rig at that time.

 This is priced at $9.99 from Guitar Music Publishing

Click here to purchase

Thanks!

Aidan

Michael Jackson's Bad and The Best of Aerosmith

Hi all,


Two more books have just been released! By popular demand, I've completed the Quincy Jones trilogy and written a book for Michael Jackson's Bad album. There are some fantastic basslines here from the likes of Nathan East and Greg Phillinganes. This is the first time that hits like Man in the Mirror and Smooth Criminal have been written out for bass and they're great fun to play.


Also out this week is The Best of Aerosmith. It charts the band's career from 1973's Dream On to 1998's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing. 


Both books are priced at $7.99. To see inside the books, click on the youtube videos below or to go head and purchase, click on these links:

Michael Jackson - Bad

The Best of Aerosmith

Thank you all for your support - more books are on the way soon!

Aidan

Alberto Rigoni & I'm Sorry to Hear You're a Bassist

 

The Best of Alberto Rigoni

 

After a month of collaboration, I am really excited to announce my latest book: The Best of Alberto Rigoni.

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer who rapidly gained audience in the international music scene thanks to his modern and fresh sound, far away from any well known music cliché. His solo albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys and Overloaded, worldwide released between 2008 and 2014), between progressive rock metal and fusion, also feature legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.

 

Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine Japan, Bass Musician Magazine and Bajos Y Bajistas. Moreover, On March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”. 

 

The book includes songs from throughout his career such as 2008's BASSex, 2012's Kikazaru and Bass Guy, released next month.

 

CLICK HERE for more information about the book.

 

Check out FutureFunk, a duet with Remco Hendrix below:

Sorry to Hear You're a Bassist

 

Southampton held it's first bass event last night at The Art House Cafe, aptly titled Sorry to Hear You're a Bassist.. The venue was host to some incredible bass players - A Ninja Slob Drew Me, BassDbler, Grant Sharkey and Steve Lawson. If you haven't already checked these guys out, I strongly suggest you do! Solo bass is in a very good position at the moment, and each of these performances displayed the variety you can get out of our instrument.

I was there with a collection of books and mailing list sign-up form, so if you're now receiving this as a result - thank you! 

Here I am with my display...

Thank you all as ever for your support!

Aidan

2 New Bass Books - Blur & The Stone Roses

Hi all,

 

I've decided to focus on two British legends from the 90's for this release. Both Blur and Stone Roses were pioneers of the new wave of UK music that included Britpop, Madchester and alternative rock/pop and heavily influenced today's rock bands.

 

Surprisingly neither band has had a bass book written for them before, and there are some meticulously melodic lines contained within. The Blur book is much more technically demanding than you might expect and Mani from The Stone Roses displays some fantastically poppy grooves with tracks such as Waterfall and I Am the Resurrection.

 

Click on the images below for more details - both books are priced at $7.99.

Coming up:

 

I'll be displaying my books for the first time at Southampton, UK's bass event on March 17th (click here for details) and am currently preparing a book for a new European solo bassist - can you guess who?

 

Thanks as always for your support!

 

Aidan

Green Day's Dookie and The Killers (Best of)

I've decided to focus on two more modern rock bands with this release. Both Green Day and The Killers have bassists that like to work outside of the usual rock confines.

These books are great if you fancy working on your pick technique and have perfect examples of taking a typical rock chord sequence and using the bassline to push the song further into something greater.

Click on the links below for more info:

Green Day - Dookie

The Killers (Best of)

Are there any other artists that need a bass book written, please let me know! I'd love to hear your suggestions for new transcription books.

Thank you for your support as ever!


Queen & Jeff Buckley

New books! Queen and Jeff Buckley

Fresh from the digital press, here are my two latest bass books. The Best of Queen and the entirety of Jeff Buckley's album Grace.

Click on the covers below for more info:

I'm adding a new testimonial/review page to my website. If you have bought a book and have a review or info that other bassists might find useful, contact me through the website.

There might be a free transcription thrown in as thank you... :-)

Elvis & Bob Dylan

 

Elvis Presley & Bob Dylan

Every time I write a book, I try and focus on artists that are under-represented by bass books that are already published. Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley definitely fit the bill. They have sold 250 million records between them and some of the songs in these books are amongst the highest ever charting songs.

Each book has a variety of bass players as the Elvis and Dylan moved through their careers, and I’ve tried to document the positioning and technique as accurately as possible.

Click on the covers below to take a closer look, and as ever I'd love to hear how you get on with them.

Both books are priced at $7.99