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Practice Hack – Chromatic Acrobatics

Chromatic Acrobatic – Practice Hack Chromatic approaches can be extremely effective to add spice to an otherwise “inside” bassline. In this episode, “Chromatic Acrobatics 2” I demonstrate a cool riff

More Chromatic Acrobatics [Video]

More Permutation Drills in Action? Chromatic Acrobatics 2! You don’t have to have Chromatic Acrobatics 1 under your belt to tackle this one, but you surely want to have some

Chromatic Acrobatics – Finger Twister Alert!

Chromaticism in grooves is permutation exercises in action! Check out the groove that started the Chromatic Acrobatics series for my Talking Technique column on notreble. Learn it using my step-by-step

This Octave Riff is a Winner [Video]

Reposting this Octave riff because it generated lots of interest when it first came out. Many of my students went ahead and learned it- and then sent me their recordings!

My take on Right Hand Technique [video]

Floating thumb? Three-finger Gary-Willis style? Raking? Pumping eighths? The right-hand does not only pose several opportunities for sound variations, but it is also crucial in relieving the left hand from

Sweet Emotion: Bass Intro (Talking Technique)

Sweet Emotion Bass Intro The iconic Aerosmith song “Sweet Emotion” boasts a killer bass line. And because the bass starts the song – you must do it convincingly straight from

Stop picking on pick players!

  24.01.2019   Ari   Learn, Technique   4 Comments

Got a request to answer this question about pick use. What do you think? Do you play with a pick? Your fingers? Both? Why?   Read Ariane Cap‘s answer to

Kinked or crooked fingers? Here is relief!

  13.07.2018   Ari   Learn, Technique   4 Comments

When I wrote my book, Music  Theory for the Bass Player, me and my editors went back and forth (and forth and back!) about using the description of “kinked fingers” in

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