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“Dmin sus” Chord – Talk About a Contradiction!

Dmin sus or “D minor sus” Dmin means a D minor triad, the root, flat three, and perfect fifth. D sus means a triad without a third. The third is

D# or Eb? Why it matters

A Quoran asked whether it matters to call the middle note of a C minor triad D# or Eb D# or Eb? Oh, yes, does it ever matter. Read my

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

Music is often mysterious… (Breaking the rules)

It’s a fair question… after all, we learn to identify which key a piece of music is in, and we carefully think about functions of chords… there are all these

Spiral bound and ebook… We heard you!

Music Theory for the Bass Player Now Available Spiral Bound Quite a few Amazon reviewers recommended to other customers to go to a local print shop, have the spine cut

Watch my Student teach you Modes…

Take it from my student Stephen: This is how you know… that you know modes! My student Steve was kind enough to let me post this from a recent lesson.

A Little Trick that Works Wonders: Check, please!

Check it out, one of the questions I get a lot is “How much time do I need to devote to practice?” Most folks expect my answer to be something

Talking Technique: The Pinkie Workout (Video)

Grab your gear, we’re headed to the gym! This workout does your fretting fingers good. Especially the little one of the bunch… The Pinkie! We cannot address the fourth/fifth finger

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