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Does the bass guitar sound good when played solo?

  30.07.2017   Ari   Playing, Quora   No comments

Solo Bass Playing? To some it is a sacrilege – using bass outside of the band context, using bass for anything but grooving in a band. I challenge that view

The Horrors of Errors

In this article I answer a question on quora about errors. Errors are a difficult topic for me personally because I have a history of being extremely hard on myself

Efficient Practice Hacks: Sleep!

Learn in Your Sleep or: Put Your Bass Under Your Pillow for Maximum Practice Effect. Wait, what? In this article I talk about the magic window of learning we get

Learning Channels: My 5 for Bass and How to Use Them

  17.07.2017   Ari   Practicing & Habits   4 Comments

Learning Channels Ever played a piece over and over and it still failed to “stick”? No matter how often you repeat it, when you return back to it it feels

Efficient Practice Hacks – How to Take Breaks

It’s a no-brainer, you practice, then you take a break, right? True, but, even that process of taking breaks can be improved upon and hence make your practice session significantly

Efficient Practice Hacks – Creating Feedback Loops

I recently wrote on Feedback Loops, and I got a few questions on it. So I wanted to go a bit deeper on the topic, particularly, by giving you examples

Adapting Patterns for Four-, Five-, Six-string Basses

Adapting The Patterns for Four-, Five-, Six-string Basses – Surprisingly Easy and Not What you Might Think I have been getting a few emails lately with questions about The Pattern

PORA Video: Watch the Method in Action

The best method I know of for habit change is the PORA method. I learned the basics of it at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria, refined it over

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