Alain Caron - Call Me Al - Bass booklet
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Call Me Al! Bass Booklet contains the bass scores of the homonymous album by Alain Caron.

  • PDF Ebook
  • Original Bass Scores with Chords Grid
  • Lifetime access




Play the bass lines from "Call Me Al!" by Alain Caron!

This bass guitar book gives you a deep dive into the style and musical choices of this incredible bassist!

In this album, Caron focuses on the idea of a small Big Band, with acoustic instruments like piano and Horns, but with the bass played almost exclusively with a midi bass.

If Caron's technicality inspires you, you can officially play the bass lines by learning the style and drawing on his high technical skills and musical experience to develop your improvisational skills and unique musicality.

Essential Components of Call me Al! Bass Booklet

  • Bass partsThe music for bass is written in standard notation.
  • Chord Symbols. The defining, characteristic component of sheet music is its chord symbols. A chord symbol defines the current harmonic region, as a key signature, and it stays in effect until the chord changes. Chord symbols are set above the staff, centred over the beat where the new harmonic region begins.
  • Tempo, Styles, Clef, Key and Time SignaturesThese provide a basic orientation for the musician.
  • Bass partsThe music for bass is written in standard notation.
  • Roadmaps, Repeats, and Arrangement Directions. To keep the scores concise, multiple passes through a section are indicated with repeat signs, multiple ending systems, codas, segnos, and the like. Rehearsal letters or names for different sections (Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc.), are further clarified with double bar lines. Text indications such as “4X” or “Vamp Out” shed light on the form or arrangement.
  • Slash Notation. Time slashes (////) with chord symbols written above indicate solo sections. Charts exclusively for rhythm section players might feature slash notation throughout with no written melody.
  • Ensemble NotationCritical instrumental hooks, ensemble rhythmic concepts (stop time, or kicks), and repeated licks (often for the bass) might appear in notation in temporary second staff.


  1. Radio Format
  2. Baby Step
  3. Finger Prints
  4. The "F" File
  5. Secrets
  6. 4 & 6
  7. Impact
  8. T.M.C.
  9. Infinite

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