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Practicing Tip: Make it Emotional

Practicing tip: If you want to remember something, make it emotional. Very often we can vividly recall times/moments of our lives that were very dramatic or loaded with emotion (good

Talking Double Stops

Talking Double Stops! This Talking Technique Episode was very popular. Check out why. Double stops add drama and excitement to a bass line. Technique, music theory and groove creation are

Talking Triads!

Talking Triads I am very partial to practicing triads all over the fret board. They are a great technique workout and usually sound great. That is groove material right there. But

Beautiful Practice: Diatonic Triads in open position

Diatonic triads in an open position through the Diatonic Cycle Who knew music theory exercises can sound so Bach-esque and pretty? In this episode of Talking Technique on notreble.com I explain:

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

Bass Bit 9: Chromatic Shed: A Most Freeing Exercise (BB#9)

Chromatic Scale Shedding This is one of the most freeing and fun exercise imaginable – shedding the chromatic scale in a musical way using a delay pedal. If you don’t

Bass Bit 8: Seconds on the Bass 1 (BB#8)

Seconds Part 1 In this segment I show you fingerings and concepts of the minor and major seconds, how to hear the difference and more. Hear and see the hip grooves demonstrated

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