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How to Test a Bass (or: what not to do on a first date!)

Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s day. Did it make you remember your first date? How about your first date with your bass? Test Test… So, you are looking for

Rare in-person Clinic on the East Coast: For the Love of Tone

East Coast, Anyone? Come join me for this cool live Clinic! Please join me for a rare and free in-person clinic in Burlington, MA! There will be break-out sessions, master

Pivot Permutations Series (Talking Technique)

Pivot Perms… If you have been following my prescriptions for good bass technique you have come across my recommendations for permutation exercises (powerful technique exercises to get your fingers nimble

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

How to get the most out of your Video Learning Experience – Tips and Plug Ins!

Hey, Ari, can you play that again a bit slower? Totally! Found some new tools… check it out! Ever watched a video and would have loved to have it go

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

Care for Bertha: Gifts for the Upright Bassist

Big Bertha AKA “the upright” is beautiful. And if you have an upright in your home (and/or on the road) make sure you treat her right. Here is my list

Why “just keep playing” is not working… And what is

At a recent bass camp I co-taught at, a student shared her frustration with me. She had been playing for a while but felt that she was not really making

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