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Modes on a String (TT 16) I love the sounds of modes… My theory (ha!) is that sometimes folks are a bit trepidatious about them because their names are all, well, maybe Greek to you. But they are just built from three sequences of whole steps and half steps, as can be practiced and demonstrated
Right Hand Thumbs Up (TT15) Where to put my right hand thumb when playing? That’s a question we got from a reader. Great one! Gives us an opportunity to talk about the thumbs playing angle, muting using the right hand, and more. And a tip that is right in line with right hand considerations. Here is
Freedom while playing Grooves: Ari, I look forward to your courses. My issue is freedom while playing grooves. When you have a reasonable understanding of theory as a beginner intermediate player, it’s all about putting it into use. Here’s a perfect example. The song James by Pat Metheney. So it’s a repetitive chord progression
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
Put the Pedal to the Metal Looking for some ideas to shed technique metal-style? In this Talking Technique episode on notreble.com I explore playing a minor pentatonic scale with the roots in between. That can start sounding pretty heavy! Let’s explore some variations and look at the technical challenges and how to address them. I also
The Diminished Scale In this Bass Bit I will walk you through another sequence of seconds – in this case major and minor seconds alternate. If you alternate major and minor seconds and start with a major second it is called the diminished scale. Using it to explore the bass… This is the scale to use