Bass Guitar – Sheet Music & Scores

“The bass is the foundation… Whatever you play puts a framework around the rest of the music.” Carol Kaye

No matter which musical genre you enjoy, the foundations are always built around the bass. Browse our sheet music and scores, covering all different styles and genres, for all ages and stages, take a look at our Bass Guitar Sheet Music Downloads, and start wandering through the wide world of bass guitar with Stretta Music today.

The Foundations of the Bass

The challenges facing the bass in the early 20th century, as various new musical genres began to emerge, were size and volume. As early as 1910, Gibson developed an acoustic bass guitar, which started to tackle the question of size, but it wasn’t for another twenty years, before the question of volume was first addressed. Paul Tutmarc in Seattle built the first electric bass in 1933, the Model 736 Bass Fiddle, which was still fairly large, and used an electromagnetic pickup.

Although Tutmarc’s following prototypes started to look more and more like the modern bass guitar, integrating frets and becoming more compact, the bass guitar didn’t see great success until 1951, when Leo Fender created the Precision Bass. From there, many different manufacturers have developed bass guitars in various designs and shapes, and today, there are four main types of bass guitar: Electric Bass, Electric Acoustic Bass, Fretless Bass and Extended Range Bass (ERB) which has five or six strings.

Don’t fret, here are some more ideas for bass guitar!

The Beatles - The Beatles / 1962-1966
The Beatles

The Beatles / 1962-1966

(Recorded Version)

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with TABs)

Item no.: 342247

24.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Tony Oppenheim - Slap It!

Track 2

Tony Oppenheim

Slap It!

63 Funk Studies for the electric bass (+CD)

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 100351

25.75 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Richard Applemanet al. - Berklee Jazz Bass

Take a Subway (Demo)

Richard Appleman, Bruce Gertz, Whit Browne

Berklee Jazz Bass

for double bass/electric bass

for: Double bass [bass guitar]

Music lesson book, online audio

Item no.: 674919

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Bass Along Classic Rock Reloaded

Fields of Gold (Demo)

Bass Along Classic Rock Reloaded

10 Classic Rock Songs Reloaded
Bass Along (Bosworth)

for: Bass guitar

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 621570

21.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Bob Mintzer - Playing on the Changes

Dorian with Changes on the End

Bob Mintzer

Playing on the Changes

13 original Jazz Etudes in a Variety of Styles and Tempos for bass clef instrument
Playalong with TNT Custom Mix Software

for: Bass guitar [double bass/trombone/tuba]

DVD (Playback)

Item no.: 655126

29.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
Jan Kock - Classique Bassics
Jan Kock

Classique Bassics

30 Classical Pieces

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with tabs – anthology)

Item no.: 769302

22.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Tim Lautzenheiseret al. - Essential Elements 1

Count and Play

Tim Lautzenheiser, John Higgins, Tom C. Rhodeset al.

Essential Elements 1

Comprehensive Band Method
Online Resources Included

for: Winds class [bass guitar]

Single part (educational), online media

Item no.: 343111

16.10 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Marcos Paiva - The Bass
Marcos Paiva

The Bass

in the Choro Jam Session

for: Double bass [bass guitar]

Music lesson book

Item no.: 768620

22.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Paul Westwood - Bass Bible 1

Exercise 1

Paul Westwood

Bass Bible 1

A world history of styles and techniques
englische Ausgabe

for: Bass guitar

Music lesson book, 2 playback CDs

Item no.: 610410

44.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Oscar Stagnaro - Latin Bass Book

Track 2

Oscar Stagnaro

Latin Bass Book

A Practical Guide

for: Double bass [bass guitar]

Music lesson book, online audio

Item no.: 328396

38.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 months
Ed Friedland - Building Walking Bass Lines

Walking the Blues

Ed Friedland

Building Walking Bass Lines

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 183518

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
5-String Bass Method

E flat

5-String Bass Method

Bass

for: Bass guitar

Buch + CD

Item no.: 398879

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
David Gross - 6-String Bassics

Track 1

David Gross

6-String Bassics

A comprehensive source for scales, arpeggios, chord forms and techniques.
Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (standard notation and tabs), online playback

Item no.: 243845

20.10 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Easy Pop Bass Lines 1

Easy Pop Bass Lines 1

Play the Bass Lines of 20 Pop and Rock Songs
Hal Leonard Bass Method (Supplement)

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online playback

Item no.: 178364

20.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
John Patitucci - 60 Melodic Etudes
John Patitucci

60 Melodic Etudes

for acoustic and electric bass

for: Double bass [bass guitar]

Music lesson book

Item no.: 376228

29.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
David Keif - Latin Bass

Mambo

David Keif

Latin Bass

Musicians Institute

for: Bass guitar

Book, CD

Item no.: 242521

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Dr. Licks - Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Demo 1

Dr. Licks

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

The Life and Music of legendary bassist James Jamerson

for: Bass guitar

Book (with online audio)

Item no.: 400369

49.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Learn to Play Bass with Metallica

Of Wolf And Man Intro

Learn to Play Bass with Metallica

Starting now you can learn everything you need to know to play bass by exploring the music of Metallica.

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (with standard notation and tabs), online audio

Item no.: 279063

23.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Led Zeppelin - Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin 2

Achilles Last Stand (Demo)

Led Zeppelin

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin 2

Play Along with 8 Great-Sounding Tracks
Ultimate Play-Along

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with tabs), 2 Playback-CDs

Item no.: 847868

22.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
25 Great Bass Lines

All My Loving

25 Great Bass Lines

Transcriptions - Lessons - Bios - Photos

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with tabs), online audio

Item no.: 677107

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Cobain, Kurt - Nirvana Bass

About a Girl (demo)

Cobain, Kurt

Nirvana Bass

Play Bass Guitar with the Biggest and Best Songs from Nirvana!
Eight of Their Greatest Songs, Transcribed for Bass in Standard Notation and Tabulature with Vocal Line

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with TABs), Playback-CD

Item no.: 464328

20.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
Great Rock for Bass Guitar

Great Rock for Bass Guitar

for: Bass guitar

Songbook (with standard notation and TABs)

Item no.: 174277

35.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Paul Westwood - Bass Bible 2
Paul Westwood

Bass Bible 2

a world history of styles and techniques

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (with standard notation and tabs), 3 CDs

Item no.: 775924

49.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Matt Scharfglass - Bass Lines

Garage Rock

Matt Scharfglass

Bass Lines

500 Grooves - All Styles - All Levels
Hal Leonard Bass Method

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (with standard notation and tabs), online audio

Item no.: 674748

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Victor Lemonte Wooten - Bass Workshop
Victor Lemonte Wooten

Bass Workshop

The Language of Music and how to speak it

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (with standard notation and tabs), online video

Item no.: 674638

26.40 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Oscar Stagnaro - Afro-Cuban Slap Bass Lines

Demo 1

Oscar Stagnaro

Afro-Cuban Slap Bass Lines

Learn to play slap bass in seven popular Afro-Cuban styles
Book with Play-Along-CD

for: Bass guitar

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 369981

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method - Complete Ed.

Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method - Complete Ed.

Contains Books 1,2, and 3

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 273036

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Jazz Bass

Jazz Bass

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 245331

22.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
John Clayton - Big Band Bass
John Clayton

Big Band Bass

A Guide to the Essentials

for: Double bass [bass guitar]

Music lesson book

Item no.: 273037

20.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 months
Ray Brown'S Bass Method

Ray Brown'S Bass Method

Bass Instruction

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 277013

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
R.E.M. - Bass

Klangbeispiel 1

R.E.M. - Bass

Play Bass with the Biggest and Best Songs from R.E.M.
Playalong-CD Included

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with TABs), Playback-CD

Item no.: 469937

21.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
Iron Maiden Bass Anthology

Iron Maiden Bass Anthology

Bass Recorded Versions

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 494176

31.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Corey Christiansenet al. - Jazz Scales

Major Scale Etude

Corey Christiansen, Jay Farmer

Jazz Scales

for: Double bass [bass guitar]

Music lesson book, online playback

Item no.: 693303

23.65 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Joe Dineenet al. - The Gig Bag Book of Bass Scales
Joe Dineen, Mark Bridges

The Gig Bag Book of Bass Scales

180 essential scales for all bassists
Gig Bag Book of

for: Bass guitar

Music lesson book (spiral binding)

Item no.: 211041

14.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
David Bradley - Guitar for Bassists
David Bradley

Guitar for Bassists

The ultimate transition book, designed to make a fast and easy switch from bass to guitar.
Music Sales America

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (with standard notation and tabs)

Item no.: 469930

8.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Slap Bass Lines

Slap Bass Lines

Berklee Labs

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 132457

31.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Anthony Vitti: Funk Bass Fills

Downtown

Anthony Vitti: Funk Bass Fills

Berklee Guide

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 608851

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Dominik Hauser: Beginning Jazz Bass

Klangbeispiel 1

Dominik Hauser: Beginning Jazz Bass

Musicians Institute

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 560462

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Ed Friedland - Bass Licks

Box Shape Lick 1

Ed Friedland

Bass Licks

Hal Leonard Bass Method
Over 200 Licks, Lines And Grooves In Many Rhythmic Styles

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with tabs), online audio

Item no.: 494178

19.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Jump 'N Blues Bass

Jump 'N Blues Bass

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Buch + CD

Item no.: 180168

22.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Gary Turner - Progressive Bass Guitar
Gary Turner

Progressive Bass Guitar

Progressive

for: Bass guitar

Book, CD, DVD

Item no.: 960925

25.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Play Like Jaco Pastorius

Donna Lee

Play Like Jaco Pastorius

The Ultimate Bass Lesson Book

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 664010

31.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Reggae Bass

Track 2

Reggae Bass

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 248111

22.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Stuart Clayton - basic Bass Workout
Stuart Clayton

basic Bass Workout

The Bass is fundamental to all forms of music, and being a versatile and accomplished player has never been so important.

for: Bass guitar

Study book

Item no.: 330059

7.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Michael Fix - Walking Bass Grooves
Michael Fix

Walking Bass Grooves

for: Bass guitar

Lesson book (with standard notation and tabs), DVD

Item no.: 684192

19.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Best of Tower of Power For Bass

Best of Tower of Power For Bass

Bass

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 489906

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Simplified Sight - Reading For Bass

Simple notes

Simplified Sight - Reading For Bass

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 215994

24.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Modern Walking Bass Technique 1

Modern Walking Bass Technique 1

A Contemporary Rhythmic Approach

for: Bass guitar

Music lesson book

Item no.: 100350

37.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
50 Two-Hand Tapping Workouts

Example 1

50 Two-Hand Tapping Workouts

For Electric Bass

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 827621

18.10 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Dictionary of Bass Grooves

1950's Rock'n'Roll

Dictionary of Bass Grooves

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 277450

20.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )

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