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Killer Dead Notes Grooves (TT11)

Dead Notes bring Grooves to Life! In this episode I give you a few exercises using dead notes – percussive effects that are achieved by plucking or hitting muted strings. Today’s tip

Tetrachords Workout (TT#10)

Tetrachords for Technique! Tetrachords are four note sections of scales; in this episode I will demonstrate some good technique shedding using tetrachords. And, again, it’s a double whammy: we are

Pedaling or Scales & Technique Shedding (TT#9)

Pedaling Practice Episode 9 of Talking Technique is up on notreble.com. Have you ever looked for the “biggest bang for your practicing buck”? In this episode I give you an

Introduction to Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs (TT#8)

Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs You can really spice up a groove by adding hammer-ons and pull-offs. As always I like to practice things in a systematic fashion. Follow along as we strengthen

One-Finger-Per-Fret in the Lower Register (TT#7)

Lower Register Fitness: one-finger-per-fret Tips for Getting Your Fingers in Place Some bassists have a bit of a hard time getting the one-finger-per-fret position going in the lower register of the

Speed Training with Harmonic Minor (TT# 6)

Get up to speed – Coordination Training Harmonic Minor Style Coordination exercises need not be unmusical or boring. Here is one that is fun, practices your music theory in the

String Jumping Exercises (TT#5)

String Jumping Exercises really pay off.   Many grooves have fourths in them and if you are able to execute those string jumping movements with ease and an even sound, then your

Q&A: Switching from Four- to Sixstring

Here is a question I got in from Rob: “I am presently finishing up your course from Truefire – Pentatonic Playground which has really helped me and I love it.

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