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Omitting the fifth in chords… Why?

I have a few Quora answers for you today. The first one is for guitarists, but highly relevant for us bassists, as well. Guitarists/Pianists omitting the fifth in chords One

How can I learn theory faster so I can create my own Music?

Well, the Quoran opened a bit of a can of worms with that question. Some of the “worms”: Do you even need to know theory in order to compose? How

Tiefgang – the Marleaux Camp

Goodness, what a blast we had at the Marleaux Camp! It is called Tiefgang, which is a play on words in German. We are “going deep” – as in notes,

Upper Structure Pentatonics: Thinking inside the Box (Talking Technique)

Scroll down to watch the video Thinking Inside the Box: Upper Structure Pentatonics If you have been following me for a while or if you have taken any of my

Funny Video – All 88 piano keys on the bass (no treble!)!

Happy Birthday, Notreble! We are celebrating our favorite online bass magazine by taking the “notreble” idea all the way, asking the question: Can you play all the 88 notes of

I have a new Buddy…

Everyone – meet The BeatBuddy! Jessie of Singular Sound contacted me a while back asking me if I would take a look at their BeatBuddy Pedal. I only promote what

What are other names for I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII chords in music?

When I hear a great song I feel compelled to “decode” it What makes it sound cool? What’s up with these chords and why are other names for chords interesting? What

We Got Forums!

We now have a great way to connect – Check out our new Ari’s Bass Blog Forums! Or, maybe we should call it Ari’s fretBOARDS?  What do you think? It

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