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 )
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
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 )
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

33.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
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

27.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
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
Delivery time: 5–7 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 )
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
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.
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: 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 )
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: 2–5 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 )
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.
Bass Improvisation

Track 1

Bass Improvisation

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 147633

24.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
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 )
Funk

Funk

Bass Builders

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 190879

31.50 €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: 5–7 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 )
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 )
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 )
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 Mayer Anthology for Bass - Volume 1

John Mayer Anthology for Bass - Volume 1

Bass

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 579827

31.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 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 )
The Best of Victor Wooten

The Best of Victor Wooten

Bass

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 362442

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

Berklee Practice Method: Bass

Get Your Band Together

for: Bass guitar

Book, CD

Item no.: 417333

31.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 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 )
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 )
Ian McCulloch, William Sergeant, Leslie Pattinson, Pete De Freitas, Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Download item
Ian McCulloch, William Sergeant, Leslie Pattinson, Pete De Freitas, Echo & The Bunnymen

The Killing Moon

Em

for: Bass guitar

Bass Tab

Item no.: 1024688

3.00 €
Download product – instantly available.
Rockschool Bass Grade 3 (2018)

Rockschool Bass Grade 3 (2018)

Prüfungsliteratur

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 1169329

25.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Milan Srdanovic - Basically Bass
Milan Srdanovic

Basically Bass

ABC of Bass Guitar

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with TABs)

Item no.: 675050

19.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Marc Ensign - Slappin' – A Complete Study of Slap Technique for Bass

Demo 1

Marc Ensign

Slappin' – A Complete Study of Slap Technique for Bass

for: Bass guitar

Music score (with TABs), Playback-CD

Item no.: 276784

23.70 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Discovering Rock Bass

Discovering Rock Bass

Eine Einführung in Rock und Pop-Styles, Technik, Sound und Ausrüstung

for: Bass guitar

Item no.: 555257

29.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Jaco Pastorius Bass Method

Hörbeispiel (Track1)

Jaco Pastorius Bass Method

Bass Instruction

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 564868

31.50 €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 )
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 )
John Fogerty - Proud Mary
Download item
John Fogerty

Proud Mary

D

for: Bass guitar

Bass Tab

Item no.: 1024678

3.00 €
Download product – instantly available.
Brian Emmel - ASAP Beginning 4-String Bass Method
Brian Emmel

ASAP Beginning 4-String Bass Method

Learn How to Play the Right Way!

for: Bass guitar

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

Item no.: 693342

15.99 €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 )
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 )
Groove Mastery

Groove Mastery

The Bassists Guide to Time, Feel and Rhythm

for: Bass guitar

Book, CD

Item no.: 376236

22.50 €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 )
Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 3 (2nd edition)

Layin' Back

Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 3 (2nd edition)

Hal Leonard Bass Method

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 334313

18.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Extreme Metal Bass

Track 2

Extreme Metal Bass

Bass Instruction

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 603724

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

Bass Arpeggio Finder

Hal Leonard Bass Method

for: Bass guitar

Music score

Item no.: 212222

12.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Louis Johnson - Bass Master Class
Louis Johnson

Bass Master Class

The Master of Funk teaches you how to Thump!

for: Bass guitar

Music lesson book, online video

Item no.: 678630

28.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Songs for Beginners

Songs for Beginners

Bass Play-Along Volume 59

for: Bass guitar

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

Item no.: 1215676

20.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
The Groove Book

The Groove Book

A Study in Musical Styles for Bass

for: Bass guitar

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 827778

16.70 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
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