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Upper Structure Pentatonics: Thinking inside the Box (Talking Technique)

Scroll down to watch the video Thinking Inside the Box: Upper Structure Pentatonics If you have been following me for a while or if you have taken any of my

London Bass and Guitar Show 2019

London Bass and Guitar Show - EPIC! Plus: Find the hidden gift in this post… Some of my favorite highlights: Recording two courses for Scotts Bass Lessons with Nick Wells

Why all the interval sequences in your book, Ari?

Hi Ari, On page 36 of your book “Music Theory for the Bass Player”, there are two interesting statements about minor and major thirds. When repeating minor thirds, you reach

Funny Video – All 88 piano keys on the bass (no treble!)!

Happy Birthday, Notreble! We are celebrating our favorite online bass magazine by taking the “notreble” idea all the way, asking the question: Can you play all the 88 notes of

I have a new Buddy… [discount code!]

Everyone – meet The BeatBuddy! The fabulous peeps at Singular Sound contacted me a while back asking me if I would take a look at their BeatBuddy Pedal. I only

What are other names for I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII chords in music?

When I hear a great song I feel compelled to “decode” it What makes it sound cool? What’s up with these chords and why are other names for chords interesting? What

We Got Forums!

UPDATE: Our Forums have moved. Info for Cohort Participants in your Cohort! We now have a great way to connect – Check out our new Ari’s Bass Blog Forums! Or,

What is the “triangle” in Jazz?

Well, there is this triangle… There is a running gag between me and the singer/bandleader of a favorite project I am in, Generation Esmeralda. Let’s just say that triangle is

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