What inspired you to pick up the bass? Was it hearing Flea's groovy scales on "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"? Maybe it was Roger Waters' performance on Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" that sold you on the instrument. Whatever made you want to link the rhythm and harmony of a song, there's a very good chance that you'll find album songbook bass tablature here that matches your tastes. Companies like Alfred, Cherry Lane and Hal Leonard and dedicated to providing bass players with a wide range of album songbook bass tablature, and they each have options waiting in these pages.
From legends like The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to 90s stars like Rage Against the Machine and even 2000s heavyweights like Avenged Sevenfold, you can master basslines from all the greats if you build your collection from this catalog. Just look at how many top sellers make up the first page alone: for starters, there's the Hal Leonard Metallica Bass Guitar Tab Songbook. Featuring all the hard-hitting classics from the self-titled album (also known as "The Black Album"), this collection is a must-have for any Metallica freak.
Or maybe you want to follow in the footsteps of John Paul Jones, in which case check out the Alfred Led Zeppelin Ultimate Play Along Bass Volume 1. Drawing from over 30 years of documentation, footage and interviews, these tabs and tracks are amazingly accurate. It comes with two CDs, each containing two versions of every song: an instrument sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track without drums. You can even change the tempo of the song without affecting its pitch. From "Black Dog" to "Dazed and Confused" to "Immigrant Song", all your favorites are here.
And there are many other choices as well, so try to spend some time in this section. While there's nothing wrong with choosing only album songbook bass tablature of your favorite groups, any experienced bassist will tell you that trying different playing styles will only make you a better musician. For this reason, you might want to consider grabbing more than one book - you'll be glad you did.