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Fast and addictive: the Power of Focus in Practicing

The Power of Focus in Practicing: PORA! If you have been following my blog, my column on or read my book you have undoubtedly heard me talk about the powerful

Quora Question: Does the Major Scale Formula Work with Sharp Notes?

When I see questions like this I love to jump in. There is someone trying to piece it together on their own, typically using some bits of music theory that

How to Solo Over a Blues?

  18.03.2017   Ari   Quora Answers   No comments

A quick and easy roadmap for a good blues solo… If you are looking to sound more bluesy, here are some tips… from the blues scale to telling your life

Why Are There Only 12 Keys in Music?

A reader on Quora requested my answer to this question: Read Ariane Cap‘s answer to Why are there only 12 keys in music? on Quora

The Natural Minor Scale – the Ultimate Shortcut!

The Natural Minor Scale Now that we have looked at my ultimate shortcuts for the major scale, look at the minor scale. Make sure to check out this blog post

Exciting News – Music Theory Wall Chart shipping soon!

You requested it – here it comes – the Music Theory Wall Chart! You wanted me to call it a “cheat sheet” but I like Music Theory Wall Chart better…

Maybe the Most Important Post For Any Musician: Your Hearing

Musician: If you are planning to make music for a long time, and hear the voices of the ones you love… please take heart and a set of earplugs. Your

Some Quick Soloing Tips for Bassists

Here is a list of quick tips to get you started in thinking about soloing – Idea triggers for soloing, basically. Check it out or click READ MORE below  

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