Month: October 2017

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When you should not play the perfect fifth…

The Perfect Fifth is always safe to use, right? Yes. Except when it isn’t! Related, in case you missed it: The Fifth – Why it is the bassist’s best buddy

The Forgotten Fifth (Have it Under Your Fingers?)

Fingering a Fifth You probably know it as a “1 by 2”: one string up, two frets over, like this (the numbers are fingering options for fifths): According to my

The Fifth – Why it is Your Best Buddy…

Root – Five – Root – Five… it is a kind of signature bass line – and it works! In country, bluegrass, folk music, as well as in bossa (where

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