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Practice Hack – Chromatic Acrobatics

Chromatic Acrobatic – Practice Hack Chromatic approaches can be extremely effective to add spice to an otherwise “inside” bassline. In this episode, “Chromatic Acrobatics 2” I demonstrate a cool riff

Do you Qualify to Receive a Free Copy of the Pattern System for the Bass Player?

Opportunity to Receive 1 of 25 Pattern System Books for free! During our super successful Indiegogo campaign to launch The Pattern System for the Bass Player, one of my students

Check out Josh Cohen’s Tapping Practice Group

Tapping is just for solo bass… right? Absolutely not! While tapping is certainly an integral part of a solo bass performance, it is and can be so much more. And

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya! Two Notes – Many Options (Video 5)

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya! (Mini- Series Video 5) Two notes – many options! Swing feel math! It’s a bit like hitting the “quantize” button in your DAW: how shuffled do

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya: Make it Swing! [Video 4]

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya: How to Make it Swing! [Video 4] WALKING BASS AND SWING It don’t mean a thing… if it ain’t got that swing! Learn how to use

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya: Phrasing is Everything! [Video 3 of 5]

Phrasing! What is Phrasing? It’s everything! This under-appreciated detail can make or break a groove. Rhythmic phrasing is a vital piece of phrasing. Are you conscious of your note lengths

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya: Syncopated Confusion! [Video 2 of 5]

Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya! (Video 2 of 5) This happened to me at a rehearsal once. We were all giving the sixteenth notes a slight shuffle but one of us

Easy Going Practice Group Sample

Practice Groups? How does this work? Maybe you have heard of our new teaching format: live on zoom ten weeks Practice Groups of various topics. We get it it’s a

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