Music Theory for the Bass Player

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Adrian’s Silent Night Rendition

Student Feature: Adrian Pop Today I received this email and video from a bass player, a student of the course and an avid follower of my blog.  It makes me

New Year’s Buddy Support Cohort!

Is “Practicing More Bass” one of your New Year’s Resolutions? It’s that time of the year again when we once again decide that “next year” will be the year we:

How Low can you go? (Strap length for Bass)

Strapped for answers about strap length? How low can you go? Down Low for Maximum Cool Factor Picture this: Headbanging on stage, the bassist pounding the strings hard – sometimes

Surprise your Family with a Christmas Song Solo Bass Style!

My favorite Christmas song – Silent Night – for solo bass Learn it now! Enjoy my solo bass rendition of my favorite Christmas song which also happens to have been

Time Limited Offer for the Course: Off to a Great Start!

It’s that time of the year again… sales everywhere. I get the allure (and often necessity) of them, believe me! We used to offer them, too, for the course: Black

Why are pentatonic scales used for instrumental solos?

A Quoran asked about pentatonic scales in instrumental solos, I answered. It is a good question. Did you, for example, know that the pentatonic scale is a slice right out

Practice with a Purpose

Practice with a Purpose! Related article: Why “Just keep playing is not working!” Are you a “weekend warrior” looking to up your game, but always pressed to find time to

Sting Groove Workshop (Videos) – Learning a Song and learning from a song

Okay, so let’s say you are learning a song. Here is the usual approach: You decide to figure out the right notes as a first step to learning the song.

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