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Books, Methods & Merchandise

Here is a selection of books and methods to help musicians of all levels and instruments improve their playing.

Ron Carter Merchandise

Mix & Match - Ron Carter's Beginner's Guide to Creating Great Bass Lines

Mix & Match
Ron Carter’s Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Bass Linest

This book is the answer to the question the Maestro is asked over and over by adult beginning bass players and private and public school music teachers of young students. Simply put, “how do I help my students (or myself) write good bass lines? Where to begin?

This beginner’s guide takes you step by step through the process of writing bass lines, and clearly shows you all the choices of notes you have to work with.

Blueprint for the Working Jazz Bassist

Blueprint for the Working Jazz Bassist
In this book Ron Carter teaches every working bassist – from beginners to accomplished pros- how to create their own unique sound. The sound that will give them a lifelong career as a working bassist, who is hired over and over again because people know that unique sound and want it on their records and on their stage. This book is an easy-to-follow blueprint of exactly how to write your own bass lines. It also has tips learned over a lifetime on how to warm up, how to perform with an unfamiliar bass and more.

Ron Carter's Comprehensive Bass Method

Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method
Learn from one of the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz history. Ideal for both upright and electric bass. Perfect for bass players and teachers alike.

Ron Carter Song Book

The Ron Carter Songbook
136 pages of Ron Carter’s best tunes. Includes Little Waltz, Eighty-One and 117 more. Perfect for bass players and teachers alike.

Ron Carter Scores

Cello, Violin, Viola
Full score for Viola and 4 Cellos. 4 pieces written and arranged by Ron Carter. The following 4 separate scores and parts are currently available:
Loose Change: 4 Cellos
Desert Winds: 4 Cellos
2+1=4: Cello, Violin, Viola
Serenade: 4 Cellos, Viola

The Music of Ron Carter Behind The Changes

Behind the Changes
For the first time, Ron Carter puts down on paper what he has been doing instinctively for over 50 years. How he comes up with all those famous walking bass lines.

Ron Carter Meets Bach

Ron Carter Meets Bach
Ron Carter arrangements of 13 JS Bach compositions for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 basses

The Art Of Ron Carter

The Art of Ron Carter
Transcriptions and analysis of selected bass lines 1963-1967. A comprehensive insight to the musical style of the most recorded bassist in the history of jazz. Invaluable information for any bass player who wants to make progress as a musician.

Ron Carter's Big Band Arrangements

Ron Carter’s Big Band Charts
10 tunes written by Ron Carter and arranged by Bob Freeman. Full conductor’s scores printed 17×11. All parts printed 8 1/2 x 11

Ten Big Band Jazz Ron Carter Compositions

Ron Carter’s Big Band Charts
10 tunes written by Ron Carter and arranged by Rich DeRosa. Full conductor’s scores printed 17×11. All parts printed 8 1/2 x 11

Ron Carter Baseball Cap

Ron Carter Baseball Cap
100% cotton. One size fits all – adjustable strap in back


Ron Carter Planet of Elegance T shirt

Ron Carter Planet of Elegance T shirt
This is your first-class ticket to the Planet of Elegance. Get on board now!100% super-soft cotton tee shirt defines the Maestro’s essence of cool sophistication not just in music – but in fashion as well. Why not join him on your own planet?

Plus – it’s a great conversation starter….

Ron Carter Face Mask

Ron Carter Face Masks
It’s more important than ever that we take care of each other. We made these 100% cotton, triple-layer masks for protection first, and also for comfort and breathability. COMFORTABLE TO WEAR: Washable and reusable with comfortable ear loops.
BEST PRACTICES: Wash your hands before putting on and removing mask, avoid touching your face while wearing the mask.
SUITABLE USES: Great for everyday use! Works well on hot summer days while exercising, or for casual use around town.

Foursight vol. 1 Double Vinyl

Foursight vol. 1 Double Vinyl Album
AUDIOPHILE EDITION – 180 GRAM VINYL – DOUBLE ALBUMThis ambitious record is a must-have for vinyl enthusiasts and all Ron Carter fans.
Features Renee Rosnes (piano) Payton Crossley (Drums) Jimmy Greene (sax) and the legendary Ron Carter on bass
It was recorded live in Sweden on 11/17/2018.
Tunes on this double-album are:
Little Waltz
Cominando, Reprise
You and the Night and the Music
My Funny Valentine
Mr. Bow Tie


Finding The Right Notes Autobiography Book

Finding the Right Notes – Paperback. 448 pages
Ron Carter’s inspirational biography. Ron Carter’s autobiography. Written by Dan Oulette. Paperback. 448 pages

Finding The Right Notes

Finding the Right Notes – USB Audio Book
The latest, updated edition of Ron Carter’s inspirational biography. Read by the maestro himself, with musical intros to each chapter.
Wallet card style 16GB USB. Stainless steel look with Mr. Carter’s printed autograph.

Running Time: 12 hours seven minutes





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