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Ari is an experienced teacher who will guide you through the creativity of playing the bass guitar. Her book, Music Theory for the Bass Player, combined with her new online bass guitar course will get you improving your groove one fret at a time.

Latest Posts

How many notes are there?
How Many Note Names are There?
Ari | 19, February

How Many Notes Are There? In the movie Amadeus, the Austrian Emperor Joseph II says to Mozart – as the last notes of the opera he had commissioned the young composer to write: “Mozart, this piece of music has too many notes in it!” And Mozart answers: “Exactly as many as necessary, your Majesty!” (good story, and yes, there is

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Bass at The Grammys
Ari | 16, February

Bass at the Grammys What an amazing adventure to get to experience the 2017 Grammy Awards show (pre-telecast, telecast, and after party), and a week of parties and special events on top of it! From getting to see the historic Village Recorder at the Producers and Engineers Party (who honored Jack White) to the incredible Clive Davis

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Scale drills for fills applied
Scale Drills for Fills – Applied Creatively!
Ari | 15, February

Scale Practice got you down? Try this and apply it! Remember the “drills for fills episode” on notreble.com a while back? We got the question if I could demonstrate how to use these scale drills in fills. You ask, I answer. Here is the reply and a PDF to follow along and play those fills. Practicing

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Pistol Grip Ariane Cap Music Theory for the bass player
The Pistol Grip
Ari | 11, February

This episode called “The Pistol Grip” struck a chord with many and ignited a few discussions, too. It explains my reasoning behind the use of one-finger-per-fret. It also acknowledges that the pistol grip – a collapsed, sometimes a bit lazy hand that spans only over three frets and sometimes grabs the neck with the thumb sticking

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Classical Guitar: question about Classical Guitar Posture for the bass player
Seated Posture, Classical Guitar Style?
Ari | 09, February

Great Question About Posture: Hi Ariane! This is Matthew, I met you at NAMM, I’ve made it safely back to Singapore. Just started the course (the discount code worked, thank you very much!) and finished week 1’s materials (going to keep working on the drills and practices through the rest of the week through!) and

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Pedals on the Band Stand?
Ari | 05, February

Great Question About Pedals on the Band Stand Günter, a bassist from Germany, asks a great question after seeing my Hocket Delay Video: Hi Ariane, my audition went great and I am now the bassist in a rock cover band. We play Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin etc. WOuld you use an effects pedal in such

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Healthy Bassist

Persuasive Point For Good Bass Technique

November 30, 2015   12 Comments

In this blog post I will put a bit of attention on the importance of good overall bass technique when playing and tell you about an awesome experience I had a few months ago that plays right into healthy bass technique. Effective Bass Technique – My Take in a Nut Shell I believe effective right

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