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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

Does the bass guitar sound good when played solo?

  30.07.2017   Ari   Playing, Quora   No comments

Solo Bass Playing? To some it is a sacrilege – using bass outside of the band context, using bass for anything but grooving in a band. I challenge that view

The Horrors of Errors

In this article I answer a question on quora about errors. Errors are a difficult topic for me personally because I have a history of being extremely hard on myself

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