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Books, Sheet Music & Media
No instrument would be complete without music to play, and that music doesn't just learn itself! To start performing your favorite songs at home and in your own gigs, the first thing you need to do is get your hands on the music so you know what you're playing. Fortunately, that's an easy step to take: with the wide variety of bass tablature in this section, you can teach yourself some of the most famous basslines in history, as well as plenty of underrated gems. And there are tabs here for just about every skill level, so whether you're a beginner starting out with your first tablature or an experienced player looking to master the techniques of Jaco Pastorius, you're in the right place.
Picking out your ideal collection of bass tablature can be as easy as deciding which genre or time period you want to try out... but if you're having a hard time deciding, you should know that you don't have to! Some of the books you'll find here - the Hal Leonard Bass Tab White Pages Songbook, for instance - have a diverse range of songs in them covering just about everything, so you'll always have something new to play. That versatility has made the White Pages book one of the section's top sellers, a status it definitely deserves.
Of course, if you are in fact looking for something specific, there's no shortage of materials to help you out. You could go for a favorite band with bass tab books like the Alfred Rush - Deluxe Bass Tab Collection 1975-2007. You might opt for a certain genre, as in the Mel Bay Famous Blues Bass Lines QWIKGUIDE Book and CD. There are album-specific titles such as the Hal Leonard Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Bass Tab Songbook, and even arrangements from classical music, including the Hal Leonard J.S. Bach for Electric Bass Guitar. The variety is virtually endless!
So you've got two options for going into this selection of bass tablature: you can figure out what sort of tabs you want in advance, and then filter down the choices to find a book that delivers them - or you can just start browsing until you see one that inspires you! Either way, you can go in with confidence that at least one great find is waiting for you here.