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Getting to Know You, my Reader

Dear Reader, With my blog videos, the book and TrueFire course coming out, I have made a lot of changes to my teaching in the last couple of months. For

Bass Bit 11: The Diminished Scale (BB #11)

The Diminished Scale In this Bass Bit I will walk you through another sequence of seconds – in this case major and minor seconds alternate. If you alternate major and

Bass Bit 10: The Whole Tone Scale (BB# 10)

The Whole Tone Scale Fun to Play and Sounds Great!   In my book (Music Theory for the Bass Player) I describe the whole tone scale quite early on. Although

One-Finger-Per-Fret in the Lower Register (TT#7)

Lower Register Fitness: one-finger-per-fret Tips for Getting Your Fingers in Place Some bassists have a bit of a hard time getting the one-finger-per-fret position going in the lower register of the

Speed Training with Harmonic Minor (TT# 6)

Get up to speed – Coordination Training Harmonic Minor Style Coordination exercises need not be unmusical or boring. Here is one that is fun, practices your music theory in the

Tapping with Dale Edward and Gang…

  28.01.2016   Ari   Playing   11 Comments

Tapping Many Parts Dale Edward invited me to be part of his submission for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest with his song Hold On. When neither horns’ nor guitarists’ schedules would

String Jumping Exercises (TT#5)

String Jumping Exercises really pay off.   Many grooves have fourths in them and if you are able to execute those string jumping movements with ease and an even sound, then your

Q&A: Switching from Four- to Sixstring

Here is a question I got in from Rob: “I am presently finishing up your course from Truefire – Pentatonic Playground which has really helped me and I love it.

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