The new 2nd Edition is an update and expansion of the original book which was published in 2009. It provides bass patterns for virtually all popular styles, and includes more than 400 bass grooves now in both standard musical notation and tablature. The 192 audio examples are now twice the length on the two CDs (recorded with their corresponding drum grooves.) In addtion there is a DVD with 92 video examples showing three camera angles. Each chapter covers particular styles or families of styles. These contain both primary examples and variations on those examples. The history of the style as well as characteristics such as tone, gear, guidelines, and chord progressions are included along with an extensive discography, glossary, and an appendix for Standup bassists.
The book is available now online and in stores. The 1st Edtion is still available as an e-Book but will be updated to the 2nd Edition soon. (Note: since the post first published the 2nd Edition e-Book is now out and available.)