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We Got Forums!
Ari | 15, August

We now have a great way to connect – Check out our new Ari’s Bass Blog Forums! Or, maybe we should call it Ari’s fretBOARDS?  What do you think? It all started with our new Cohort Course which we launched in January – Cohorts offer a way to go through the course with extra support,

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triangle in jazz
What is the “triangle” in Jazz?
Ari | 08, August

Well, there is this triangle… There is a running gag between me and the singer/bandleader of a project I am in, Generation Esmeralda. Let’s just say that triangle is super groovy but also so incredibly loud on stage, Jimmy sends me to the other end of the stage with it because. We always get a

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My take on Right Hand Technique [video]
Ari | 01, August

Floating thumb? Three-finger Gary-Willis style? Raking? Pumping eighths? The right-hand does not only pose several opportunities for sound variations, but it is also crucial in relieving the left hand from overgripping and plays a vital role in the overall set up to reduce tension and allow the music to flow. So, this is an important

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characteristics of dorian
What are the characteristics of the Dorian Mode (with sample videos)?
Ari | 25, July

Seems like Quora liked my answer on the phrygian characteristic last week, because I got similar request today, this time for: The characteristic of Dorian! Many of the answers recommended playing C major, and then using all the same notes, start the scale from D. The problem with that is you can’t really “hear” Dorian

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What are the characteristics of Phrygian mode in music?(with sample videos)
Ari | 18, July

Scroll down and click the Quora link to watch the videos: A Quoran requested my answer to the question: What are the characteristics of Phrygian? A few of the other answers that beat me to it stressed the fact that Phrygian is the third mode and hence any iii chord (chord on the third scale

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Revisiting New Year's Resolutions
Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions!
Ari | 27, June

It is a bit past the middle of the year. Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions is a great strategy to reinforce what’s working and tweak what is not If revisiting New Year’s Resolutions in the middle of the year is not your idea of a good time, you may need this conversation more than ever. Either

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iRealPro tutorial
Things you never knew iRealPro can do! (Video Tutorial)
Ari | 20, June

Practice tips galore in this iRealPro Tutorial From how to get started with the program, to downloading songs, to using its practice capabilities to the fullest. iRealPro is a great practice tool! Did you know you can create loops that change the key so you can shed transposing? Or put a click on 2 and 4?

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Student Feature: Beautiful Practice Practica Bella Carmie
Watch my Student… play Beautiful Practice in Eb!
Ari | 13, June

Scroll down to watch the video Student Feature: Beautiful Practice Beautiful Practice is a practice regimen that tackles a whole legion of core challenges: the diatonic cycle arpeggios inversions of triads open voicings going up the bass neck in a systematic way string crossing playing with a hocket delay  It is a bear on your

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Thank you for your vote!
Ari | 06, June

This post is a big shout of thanks to all who voted for me! I have been busy recording and releasing the new Ear Training Course for you, so I am just now getting to the big news that – thanks to your votes – I am one of four winners! The prize is a

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