Like most people, I didn’t have a clear direction after B2B. I picked up Hal Leonard’s complete Bass Method, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and a couple of courses on Talking Bass. B2B did an excellent job of covering 80% of Leonard’s book, SItSoM was more of a biography with some free sheet music, and the TB courses were very fleshed out and technical.
I didn’t really come away with any new skills or processes from these, so I ordered Paul Wolfes “What I Learned From James Jamerson” vol 1 and 2 a couple of weeks ago. They have been amazing books, and I plan on ordering the rest of the volumes as well as his blues bass book.
The books have staff and tablature notation and are broken down into devices (eg R-3-4-Ch is its own device) with their own chapter. Almost always there will be a brief summary on when and why a device is used, an 8-12 bar example where it is used, sometimes a stripped down version so you can clearly hear its effect, a template to practice the device, and a summation on why the device works and where it is best used. You can also get in touch with the author to download the hundreds of backing tracks and AV course material (I have not done so yet).
Not affiliated with the author; I’ve never even talked to him, but I’m having such great results with the books and they are actually enjoyable to read because you are playing 85% of the time that I wanted to share. I pop in every day or two if anyone has any questions I’ll try to answer them. Thanks for reading