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Essential for Peppers fans!
Note-for-note bass transcriptions of 20 classics. 200 pages
Building a collection of tabs is a rite of passage for any bassist. After all, what better way to work on your technique than by practicing some of your favorite tunes? If there was a particular song or band that first motivated you to learn the bass, chances are good that you'll find it in a Hal Leonard bass tablature book, giving you the opportunity to play it yourself. They're also great for expanding your horizons, with a selection that allows you to branch out and try your hand at music from all kinds of different artists. To pick out the best Hal Leonard tablature books for you, start by thinking about what sort of compilation you're looking for. If you're interested in a mix, look for the books aimed at a particular skill level or genre. For example, beginners can develop fundamentals with the Easy Songs Bass Play-Along series and rock lovers will find a nice assortment of favorites in the Classic Rock Bass Guitar Play-Along series.
Maybe you'd like to follow in the footsteps of a legendary bassist. For that, Hal Leonard has bass tablature books available that focus on specific artists. Such a catalog wouldn't be complete without Jaco Pastorius, featured in the "Greatest Jazz-Fusion Bass Player Book." Other musicians with Hal Leonard tablatures devoted to them include Jimi Hendrix, Marcus Miller, Chuck Berry and Stanley Clarke.
Even more impressive is the list of band-specific tablature books, which dwarfs the artist lineup. Spanning a range of musical styles, Hal Leonard makes songbooks filled with tracks from groups like The Beatles, Nirvana, The Police, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, The Rolling Stones and more. Whether you're a fan of the entire bands or just their bassists, these tablatures really deliver.
Like any instrument, the bass can be challenging to play. But anything becomes a little easier when you're into it, and playing tabs from your most respected artists and bands will definitely help you get into the zone. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner, hobbyist or pro - as long as you love the bass, you'll love having a great library of Hal Leonard bass tablature at your fingertips.
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