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Killer Octave Riff! [VIDEO]

Killer Octave Riff Turn a simple 2-chord progression into something special using a modern take on a “disco-inspired” octave groove. This killer riff is also great for shedding your technique:

Five Small Bass Playing Tweaks for Instant Results

Five Small Bass Playing Tweaks for Instant Results From years of teaching, I have identified several small adjustments you can make in your playing and practicing that will make a

COVID Practice Fatigue: How to Beat the Funk

COVID Practicing Fatigue? The puzzling phenomenon! My students know they can always talk to me about practicing challenges, as can my Music Theory for the Bass Player cohort participants. I

That Exercise in my Book on Page 6… Note Naming Drills!

How Notes Work One theme I have seen over and over again as a teacher is students being very confused about how notes work: How many notes are there within

Bass Playing is Like Martial Arts

Practicing Tip: How Playing Bass is Like Martial Arts by Wolfgang Wein Playing bass is a lot like martial arts: There are rules and best practices The stakes are high –

An Eye-opening Ear Exercise

A Quick and Useful Ear Exercise Developing confident ears remains one of the most requested items on my student’s intake forms. Below I will show you a great new Ear

Tiny Habits™ for Practicing Musicians (and their Kids)

Getting Yourself (or Your Kids!) to Practice Without Nagging or Guilt-tripping Practicing – or even just playing – your instrument ideally is a joyful activity you look forward to. And

Expand Online Summit

Expand Online Summit As many of you know I built my own teaching platform online. This is a monumental effort for which I soon discovered I needed help. I found

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