Month: April 2017

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How are Chromatic and Whole-tone Scales differing from major scales?

Got a request to answer how symmetric scales and major scales are differing Fun one, with sound samples! For bass players in particular, symmetric scales are awesome to play with! They

The One-Finger-Per-Fret-Controversy

One-finger-per-fret or not? Almost every week I get questions about the one-finger-per-fret system of fingering. Why am I using it and advocating for it in most playing situations? How can it

The Wall Chart and the Book: Interview with Bass Musician Magazine

Live Talk… In this half hour+ interview with Raul Amador of Bass Musician Magazine we talk about my book, Music Theory for the Bass Player how it is unique and how

Can you pull off Pull-off Pentatonics?

Pull-offs & hammer-ons are some of the coolest sounds on bass. Use them in a pentatonic context, though, and you may run into limitations… Watch Pull-off Pentatonics to break free!

Handy Guide on Ari’s Key Concepts of Bass Technique

Technique! Ari’s Key Concepts of Bass Technique Conscious • Connected • Coordinated Minimize Movement Maximize Relaxation Breathe • Think ahead • Practice slowly with a click* Keep posture roughly the

Fretless Bass for an intermediate Bass Player?

This is a Diva by Marleaux. It has 26 “frets”. Or, rather, it would be more appropriate to say it doesn’t have 26 frets, since it is fretless. You get

PORA Video: Watch the Method in Action

PORA Video Dr. Randy Kertz invited me last month to contribute to his monthly blog on ISB. He was particularly interested in my PORA method: PORA stands for: Principles of Rotating

Music Theory Wall Chart – Taking Pre-Orders Now

The Wall Chart is ready! Taking pre-orders now! Currently Offering Free Domestic Shipping (Save $5.00)! Please allow up to five weeks for delivery.  International shipping available. International customers: postage will be computed for your

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