Month: May 2017

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Ari’s Interval Formula for the Bass Player Explained

The Interval Formula started with me calling an octave a “2 by 2” and a fifth a “2 by 1″… A “2×2” is a mnemonic for one great way of fingering

Bay Area Peeps, Watch Ari Go Bananas!

Hi Bay Area Friends, I will be doing a rare in-person clinic with Q&A, book signing and wall chart signing at one of my favorite Bay Area Music Stores, Bananas at Large

Dumb, tone deaf or both? Bullocks! Do This Ear Training!

I just saw another heart breaking question from someone who is troubled by their ears: I have trouble taking a bass line off the recording. Am I tone deaf or

Distinction between a #11 and b5 chord?

Enharmonically Speaking a #11 and a b5 are the same… What this means is that a #11 and a b5 lead you to the same note: The #11 from C

Bass Player Magazine introduces the Wall Chart

Bass Player Magazine acknowledges the Music Theory for the Bass Player Wall Chart A super big thank you to Bass Player Magazine for acknowledging the wall chart! I always read that magazine cover

What is the list order of sharps in the key signature of Cb major?

My Beef… Many theory books teach the cycle of fifths without the crucial explanations of Why?, and then they list the “order of flats and sharps”, again without the Why?

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