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The point of DIMINISHING returns…

Is it true that when music calls for a diminished chord, it really means a diminished 7th? Ahh… the diminished chord. It does cause confusion. Because one needs to be

Student Feature: Jeremy Sherman

Student Feature Jeremy: Beautiful Practice in A One of the milestone exercises I assign to almost all of my students over the course of me working with them is our

Scale Strategies [Video]

Talking Technique: 11 Strategies for Learning an Alien Scale Okay, not that kind of alien… but rather a new or unfamiliar scale. It’s important to be rock solid with your

New Year’s Buddy Support Cohort 2020!

Bass New Year’s Resolutions! Have you made New Year’s resolutions before about playing more bass only to break them within a few weeks? The Truth about learning an instrument is…

Powerful Practice Tip

Reframing your practice… Wolf Wein and Ariane Cap   A crucial aspect of learning is coming to the point (although it’s not actually a point, but rather a stage on

Alberti Bass for Finger Fitness and Theory Shedding [Video]

A common question I hear a lot has to do with practice routines: “What are some good exercises to improve my technique?” “What should my practice routine look like?” “How

Two Great Gifts in one Email (and Solo Bass Night)

I have been gigging and traveling non-stop: London, Austria, Germany, Florida, San Francisco. So, no educational blog this week, but I do bring gifts! Solo Bass Night VII in LA

Omitting the fifth in chords… Why?

I have a few Quora answers for you today. The first one is for guitarists, but highly relevant for us bassists, as well. Guitarists/Pianists omitting the fifth in chords One

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