Music Theory for the Bass Player

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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… [discount code!]

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

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!

UPDATE: Our Forums have moved. Info for Cohort Participants in your Cohort! We now have a great way to connect – Check out our new Ari’s Bass Blog Forums! Or,

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

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