Ari at Truefire LIVE

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Tune in, Ask Questions, Connect!

Truefire Live is an interactive live broadcast  – a seminar with live Q & A. Since this is my first one, I cannot tell you exactly how it works, but knowing Truefire, the tech end will be super easy, clean and smooth! Bookmark the link on the bottom!

I have a course out with – Pentatonic Playground for Bass. You can purchase the download or get the DVD. I am very proud of this course and to be a Truefire educator! Truefire is a true educational powerhouse and one of the first at that.

Please join me for this online event. I want to make it interactive and get to as many of your questions as possible.

3 Awesome Tools to Spice up Your Practice (for Guitarists and Bassists)

There is a good reason scales and arpeggios are essential mainstays of any meaningful practice regimen: they will improve your playing and understanding of music measurably. Now, wherever you are on your journey mastering these elements, here are some awesome practicing tools for you!
Don’t miss:

  • The one gadget that turns any stale scales practice into super sounding music: how to use it, how it works, and how to have hours of fun with the basics, yet sounding like a jaw-dropping virtuoso
  • An exercise that puts any theoretical concept into a musical context. You won’t want to stop practicing using this fun idea!
  • An awesome way to practice without your instrument. (Even advanced players are often stumped by this, yet it is so simple!)

Click on the link below to watch recording.


Is E# a chord?

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E# – Maybe not so Sharp?

Got a question, here is my answer. The short answer is, well sort of: musicians would know what to do when encountering an E# triad, but a knowledgable musician would not use this naming and there are some great reasons for that. These reasons all go back to

  • understanding intervals
  • understanding the cycle of fifths

My off-the-wall awesome wall chart definitely shows you all the pieces of theory behind this at one glance 🙂

It really does pay off to know how to name your chords and scales correctly. It makes your life much easier! 

Read Ariane Cap’s answer to Is E# a chord? on Quora

Read the article and then tell me – is there an E# minor triad? Hint: not on the first scale degree, but maybe, looking at the cycle of fifths, you can find a key that it might be part of? Remember, minor scale degrees are on the second, third and sixth scale degrees… If you treat this question like a Sudoku, meaning using the process of elimination – you can find it 🙂