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Workshop Resources For The Love of Tone (Gift for you in the end)

Tool 1 – No Tool

“Music Theory for the Bass Player” page 6

(Saying note names up and down a string, using sharps, flats, doubles; say half steps, whole steps, thirds etc )  Do this at traffic lights, for example

Tool 2 – Technique – Warm up the Fingers

Permutation exercises: download below


Tool 3 – Principles of Rotating Attention – Warm up the Mind

Ari’s “PORA” Technique

Tool 4 – The “Note Finder Exercise”

“Music Theory for the Bass Player”  Notefinder exercise page 12 and 13

How many Notes are there?

 Tool 5 – Pedals 

I am linking to my personal favorites below. Please make buying at your local music store your first choice, whenever possible.

Looper Pedal

Delay Pedal – using the hocket delay setting

Freeze Pedal

Tool 6 – “Pedaling”

Great for scales. Play the root (or fifth) in between  each scale note

4+4 and 3+3+2 patternsare great to start

Tool 7 – Playing to tracks/with others

irealPro/Background tracks/Transcribe! Mac/ Transcribe Win (to transpose back ground tracks)/a buddy

Tool 8 – “Groove and Fill”

Groove a bar/fill a bar. Great shape to start with: “Big Box/Little Box” for the minor pentatonic.

Tool 9 – The Cycle and the Diatonic Cycle

Here is a back ground track for a major diatonic cycle in the key of G: Diatonic Cycle in G major 1-4-7-3-6-2-5-1

Also check out Beautiful Practice in Major and Minor. (accompanying PDFs there)

Tool 10 – Shapes and Patterns

Five Major Pentatonic Shapes, Please


Click here for info on the 20 unit course Music Theory for the Bass Player. Special for Attendees of For The Love of Tone, 2-12-2018: input code REVSOUND (all caps) for 10% off. Valid until February 15th 2018

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