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Second Inversion Hit: Van Halen to Branford Marsalis

After taking a look at the first inversion of a triad (sampled with Deep Blue Something’s Breakfast at Tiffany), let’s check out the second inversion. If you missed the basics, here

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: First Inversion

Last week’s blog post talked about interval inversions. But not only can intervals be inverted – chords also can! How? The same way – just take the lowest note and

Thunderstruck: Shedding a song Talking-Technique Style

Thunderstruck Technique! Sure, learning songs is very important; at the same time, I am a big proponent of technique drills on the bass. But why not combine both worlds for

The Wall Chart Saga or: Grab them while you can!

                Behind the Scenes of the Wall Chart The response to the music theory wall chart has been off the charts, so to speak!

The Course as a Christmas Gift?

Looking for a Christmas Gift for the Bassist in Your Life? Our Course shows up on a lot of Christmas lists this season. If you’d like to give the course

Why I don’t do Black Friday (or any other) sales on the 20 Unit Course anymore…

Why I don’t do Black Friday (or any other) sales on the 20 Unit course anymore… Okay, guys, please stop asking… Last time I ran a sale on the course

Why Intervals? Do I really need to learn them?

Why do you place so much emphasis on learning the intervals, Ari? Hi Ari, I have your book and you spend quite a bit of time on intervals. I have

21 Guns by Green Day – What key?

Excellent question – 21 Guns by Green Day – is it in D minor or F major? And how to tell? After all, both scales share the same notes: F

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