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Watch my Student… play Beautiful Practice in Eb!

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

Thank you for your vote!

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

The Whole Tone Scale – Why it’s cool! (with free jam track)

I refer to this video lesson on the Whole Tone Scale regularly in my lessons As one YouTube commenter stated: “I always found little use in this scale, you have

Transcribe! Tutorial – My Favorite transcribing Software Explained (Plus: Best key commands!)

(Scroll down to watch video. Header is image only) Transcribe! is one Nifty Program Here are 9 reasons why you really should look into it: It is far superior to

Why I dislike the WWH WWWH Method for Creating a Major Scale

You have all heard the advice… Create a major scale with the formula W W H W W W H – which of course stands for whole step – whole

A Cool Scale to use over a Dominant: The Lydian Dominant Sound!

Dominant 7#11 – The Lydian Dominant Sound Dominant seventh chords are all about tension! Why? Quick reminder, there is a tritone between the third and seventh of a dominant seventh

Switching Between 4, 5, and 6 String Basses (Video)

Multiple Basses – Switch Routines! (Talking Technique) Love options? Me, too. I have 4-string, 5-string and 6-string basses (I know there are way more, but those three serve all my needs).

“Dmin sus” Chord – Talk About a Contradiction!

Dmin sus or “D minor sus” Dmin means a D minor triad, the root, flat three, and perfect fifth. D sus means a triad without a third. The third is

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