Bass Guitar Sheet Music & Songbooks
Any serious bass guitarist wants to have a varied selection of songs in their playing repertoire. The longer you’ve been playing, the more advanced your personal catalogue of musical choices will be. Once you know how to read sheet music, having a great selection to choose from is important no matter your skill set or musical inclinations. Understanding sheet music can seem a bit overwhelming at first but with practice and determination you’ll be reading like a pro in no time. And with the right sheet music, you’ll master every sound and nuance of your favorite song faster than you dreamed possible.
No matter what kind of musical style you enjoy - rock, jazz, big band and even Christmas songs - there is sheet music out there specifically geared for your bass guitar. For the rock/metal enthusiast, try Alfred Dethlok-Bass Anthology book which features multiple songs from their albums and live-performances transcriptions. If you’re into the bold, rich sounds of big band music, take a look at Hal Leonard Latin-Big Band Play-Along Vol. 6 Bass that has arrangements for ten Latin songs. Or slow things down for the holidays with a stirring rendition of O Holy Night or Joy to the World learned from Hal Leonard Christmas songs for Bass.
The bass guitar is one of the most beautiful, recognizable instruments available. You’ve worked hard, practiced for hours on end, and found your own unique sound, whether you’re a professional musician looking to blast out a new song at your next sold-out gig or you’re someone who plays bass guitar for pleasure and simply wants to impress friends or family at a social event. Now take your passion a step further and master your favorite songs and musical genres, all from the comfort of your own home.