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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

Pesky Mordents for Finger Strength (Talking Tech)

I love borrowing from classical music for the electric bass – especially in the technique department! Classical music looks at hundreds of years of teaching and working out getting the

Please Don’t Call it the “Cycle of Fourths”

My last post on fifths  (when not to play the perfect fifths) and the one before on the forgotten fifth are hopefully still fresh in your memory because there is one additional

The Forgotten Fifth (Have it Under Your Fingers?)

Fingering a Fifth You probably know it as a “1 by 2”: one string up, two frets over, like this (the numbers are fingering options for fifths): According to my

The Ultimate Shortcut to Rhythm Changes

What does “Rhythm Changes” mean? We refer to “Rhythm Changes” to a chord sequence made famous by George Gershwin’s tune “I Got Rhythm”. The A section of this tune features

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