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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

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

What are the characteristics of the Dorian Mode (with sample videos)?

Seems like Quora liked my answer on the phrygian characteristic last week, because I got similar request today, this time for: The characteristic of Dorian! Many of the answers recommended

D# or Eb? Why it matters

A Quoran asked whether it matters to call the middle note of a C minor triad D# or Eb D# or Eb? Oh, yes, does it ever matter. Read my

Stop picking on pick players!

  24.01.2019   Ari   Quora, Technique   4 Comments

Got a request to answer this question about pick use. What do you think? Do you play with a pick? Your fingers? Both? Why?   Read Ariane Cap‘s answer to

To B or not to Bb? Or to H?

The International Musical Alphabet… Are you from a country other than the US, where quavers make you quiver (rather than eighth notes), where Do means C, or sharp means “crosse“?

How do I Make a Great Bass Line as a Bass Player?

  17.08.2017   Ari   Q&A, Quora   2 Comments

Play in a band and asked to contribute a great bass line to a song? Happy jamming and want to take it a step further? Writing a song from the

Converting to fretless?

How difficult is it to convert from fretted to fretless bass playing? While I don’t recommend to convert fully – both fretless and fretted have their uses – read in

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