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Regular Live Practice Online w Ari

Make Smart Practice a Lifestyle

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  • On your schedule, on your mind: with Ari you are guaranteed to spend a productive time on the bass.  
  • No requirement (just encouragement!) to practice in between – just show up and practice along. 
  • Various tiers – choose your starting point!
  •  Learn songs and your favorite bass lines
  •  A portal rich with a variety of practice sessions of various lengths:
    • from 10 minute Blitz sessions to longer sessions
    • from one-off practice sessions to series from 1 to 25 sessions that build upon each other: 
  • Just log on and press play! No more figuring out what to practice! Always a focused session at your fingertips!

What you'll learn in our Live Practice Membership with Ari

1.  You will learn how to practice effectively
It’s not the quantity of practice that matters most, but the quality
Practicing does not just mean repetition and rote learning for hours on end hoping for the best. Rather, 
Ari leads you through an effective and focused session on the bass in each session and teaches you the art of effective practicing in a distraction-free and structured zone. 


2. Learn your favorite bass lines and go beyond the bass line
It is very easy these days to grab TAB off youtube and simply follow along. With Ari, however, learning the (parts of the) song is more like a means to a bigger end, namely to use these bass lines as vehicles for musical growth, as springboards for learning about theory, rhythm, technique. This way of learning brings all these foundational skills to life as they start to make sense in their actual musical context. 

 

3. Theory and Improv, Groove and Technique
Ari will analyze the theory and rhythms behind the song with you and examine various technical challenges. She makes specific drills out of all these elements that have you learning the song in a while new depth. 

Why and how exactly is this bass line working? How can you reliably give it that same feel? What happens if we change details of phrasing or the perception of the subdivision? Or what about reharmonizing sections?

4. New skills on your creative shelf
Ari has developed signature drills that enable you to slowly develop and nurture your personal creativity. Exercises like her Reduction, Overlays or drills using rhythmic templates open enough guardrails to assure it “sounds like you know what you are doing” while opening up creative space for you to explore at the same time.  

 5. Whether you practice along live or in the archives, you will always spend a productive, well-rounded session on the bass you can feel great about!
No more poking about various courses that are not clear on what to work on and how to work on it. Contrary to what many believe, music learning is not linear. It requires a lot of smart repetition, skillful variation and paying attention to various details. The drills Ari does with you are the drills that help you dig deep to find your musical voice. This is high level rapid results practice and it works for players of all levels. 

What's a typical Practice-Live-with Ari Session like?

After a quick warmup of fingers, body, ears and mind, Ari leads you through a few Finger Kung Fu drills (those are her technique exercises). They are typically related to a song of the week, addressing challenges particular to the song as well as common technical hurdles.

In Starter Sessions, Ari typically introduces a bass groove in its wider context. As she breaks it down, she examines its impact and structure (rhythm, theory, technique) She tackles key parts of the song by creating various fun drills that work the song, your chops and your creativity. 

You learn how to make it groove rather than just pluck the notes and you understand the song rather than just regurgitate it!

In Deep Dive Sessions, Ari will also apply special song learning techniques such as her “Reductions” (what makes this groove special?), “Overlays” (how to apply this groove to related situations), “What Ifs” (real-life scenarios from jams and gigs) and other drills that are designed to sharpen your musical instincts and give you confidence.

What's a typical EarTraining Mondays Session like?

In Ari’s Ear Confidence Course (recommended but not mandatory) Ari demonstrates her six favorite paths to train your ear. In live ear training sessions in the membership (DeepDive/Mentorship levels) you will practice along those paths; what’s exciting is that this is eartraining with bass in hand!

Rather than doing ear training via isolated identification of intervals and chords such as apps have you do, Ari puts it into musical and bass specific contexts. 

She shows you what to listen for, how to listen for detail and how to listen for “the gist of it”. Many drills involve improvisation and backing tracks.

 She offers variations for different levels and incorporates rhythms, pitches, chords, scales, melodies. Most interesting is: what is the effect of certain musical sounds and how can you use them creatively in a bass situation?

 

Where's the personal touch?

 

  • Ari will demonstrate a drill and then watch the attendees as they play (muted) on their end. Ari can see a lot from observing you and will give general, anonymous feedback (wrong fret/string/area of the bass, fingering/technique tips). Those who it applies to will take notice!
  • Do a drill in front of the class when Ari asks for volunteers! You will not only get invaluable personal feedback and “next steps tips” but you will help all your peers who struggled with likely very similar issues. The feedback in that regard is always huge!

     

  • Volunteering may be a little scary at first, but watching others do it will give you courage and students are always glad after they went for it (as Ari’s inbox can attest to!).

     

  • Super supportive vibe from not only Ari but also the attendees. Many have been with these programs since they started and the vibe is nothing but encouraging, positive and supportive! We keep it real, we stumble and fall, but we keep going!

     

  • Ask a question anytime! Not only you, but also your peers will be glad you did!

  • Take our levels test and get guidance from Ari to fill any holes that prevent you from attending a certain class.
 

Where's the personal touch?

  • If you participate live you will answer Ari’s ear quizzes straight into the chat or via signals into the camera.
    Got the wrong answer? No problem! Unlike an app that will give you an error buzz and move on, Ari will examine what was “misheard” and go back and forth between what you thought it was and what it really was.
    This way “errors” turn into great learning opportunities.  

  • You will do various drills where you put the ear training details to work and play or improvise to a track. Ari will give you feedback just like in the other live classes. 

  • Volunteer, ask questions and finally learn for real (and fast!)  

Who is Regular Live Practice Online with Ari for?

Anyone who:

  • wants to get better reliably and steadily without stress or worry about homework, finals, or quizzes

  • simply wants to log on and spend a productive, fun and focused hour on the bass!

  • wants to get to the bottom of why some things haven’t been working yet in their playing

  • has precious little time for this and wants to make sure it’s well spent, productive, appropriate for your level and going to help you improve!  

  • is done constantly having to wonder if what you are working on is the right thing! If you get stuck, ask Ari for guidance. She can point you to resources in the archives to fill a specific gap and she can even create drills on the spot that may just solve your problem!

  • is ready to go beyond TAB and to become a musician  

  • Our typical members are:
    • busy professionals playing bass for their own self improvement
    • Moms/Dads looking for a place of self expression  
    • anyone trying to stay sane and grounded in an unpredictable world
    • retired folks looking to challenge themselves and stay young and sharp
    • players who jam with their buddies or play in a couple of bands on the side
    • Higher tier membership comes with huge perks for Intensives and more. They love joining the practice sessions for reinforcement, repertoire learning and fun! 

Personal feedback, constant reinforcement of key points of theory, fretboard knowledge, rhythmic accuracy, powerful practice techniques and a great group vibe make this is the best place to start!

 

What do you get with Regular Live Practice Online with Ari?

 

1 – Zoom links to participate in live sessions!

2 – Course Portal:
Each practice session comes with:

  • Jamtracks
  • PDFs
  • Assets
  • TAB
  • Diagrams
  • Patterns
  • Drills

3 – Archives – the size of the archives depend on the tier you get 

Even in the lowest tier we constantly rotate the material.  
And you always get the last month of live sessions

 

Our On-Demand Courses

Learn in your own time, step-by-step, at your own speed

  • Whether you want to go through Ari’s book, Music Theory for the Bass Player and her and Wolf’s flagship course that goes through it and way beyond it, or explore her in-depth Ear Confidence Course or one of her shorter and smaller courses, dive in and teach yourself! 
  • Courses can be bought separately with a one-time fee for lifetime access (Starter and DeepDive Members get discounts!)
  • Or you can become a member in Ari’s Dedicated Mentorship program which includes access to all courses as long as you are a member. 
  • 20-day money-back guarantee
  • New Courses added regularly

Who is this for?

  • Self-learners
  • Those who prefer to go at their own rhythm
  • For those who would like additional support through our large, 20 Unit Music Theory Course, we have created a very special program with accountability support, live meetings and support from Ari. It’s called the “Cohort Program” and is usually offered once a year. 

10-Week Intensives

10-Week Intensives are Live Group Classes with assignments, homework and finals.

  • When you want to go deeper on a topic, such as
    • The Pattern System
    • Ari’s Rhythm Matrix (to help you feel the rhythm in your body, to read challenging rhythms and help you improvise)
    • Jazz Groups 
    • Transcribing tunes off recordings
  • We also have groups for complete Beginners who want a lot of support! These are our Easy Going Groups!
  • You can purchase individual past 10-Week Intensives for lifetime access or check the schedule and join live sessions. 
  • Members of Ari’s Dedicated Mentorship get access to all of our past live recorded 10-Week Intensives (formerly called Practice Groups) and a whooping 75% discount for new live Intensives
  • Starting Point
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Who is this for?

  • Anyone ready to go deeper on a specific subject.
  • Anyone ready to commit to an intensive ten weeks of practicing, learning and progressing!
  • These are boosts of productivity for anyone who wants to learn even faster
  • We offer various levels of these Intensives, from beginner levels to Advanced ones   
  • Anyone who is ready to dedicate about an hour of practice time every day 
  • There are assignments (mostly written, but also some video submissions) and there is a final at the end
  • Anyone ready to commit to learning with the same folks in a small group to:
    • eradicate a pesky problem (such as rhythmic issues)
    • explore a challenging topic (such as musicality and creativity in the advanced pattern system groups)
    • dive into the world of Jazz standards and learn to walk, solo, and play melodies and chords 
    • get a strong start on the instrument (such as we do in our Beginner’s Intensives)  

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Sign Up and Pricing

Choose a membership package – every membership comes with its own set of benefits, classes, bonuses and discounts!
You can change your membership package at any time!  
 

Not ready for a membership? 

You can get 10-Week Intensives and Courses for Lifetime Access at a one time price. 20 day money back guarantee. 

Live Practice w Ari and Intensives

These are our live practice with Ari and Intensive events! Members are encouraged to participate in any event that is part of their membership level.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the zoom link at the time of the event to join. 

Ari presents the subject matter and leads the group in specially crafted exercises and drills. 

Simply practice along (you can hear yourself, but nobody else can unless you choose to unmute yourself). It’s very interactive, you can ask questions and play if you like, or just watch and learn.

With Ari’s multi-cam setup, you will see closeups of her fingerings and fretboard from every critical angle.

You receive study materials, jam tracks, PDFs, plus access to a recording of the session for you to review afterward. Participants are welcome and encouraged to unmute themselves to ask any questions or share their artistic interpretation of a given drill. 

You can take our test. Once you know you can find the best fit by following these icons: 😁 rookie-friendly 😎 intermediate 🤩 advanced
Find out more about how we define levels when it comes to our platform.

Yes! All of our PDFs have sheet music as well as TAB and chords. Reading is a great skill to have for a musician, but if you don’t know it yet, you can follow along using the TAB. And eventually you can opt to take our reading courses!

This is a tier reserved for dedicated and long term students. Slots are very limited and a six month commitment is required.

In order to be considered, become a member of the DeepDive Membership for three months and let Ari know that you are interested in a slot when it becomes available.  

In these live sessions you spend a highly productive session each time. This is quality practice over quantity practice. 
The best way to support yourself is to make the regular live sessions a staple or watch and re-watch the recordings.

You are welcome and encouraged to practice in addition, but even if you don’t do that and just show up and practice along or simply press play, your learning curve is reliably headed in the right direction!
The kind of practice you do here is so engaging, motivating and fun that you are effortlessly forming a solid habit!

The EarConfidence Course is excellent for self-study, while the live events provide hands-on training.

I do not like (most) app-based, interval-identifying ear training. What you need in jam sessions and on stage you learn much better bass in hand! Our eartraining will get you ready! We also aim to teach you to ditch the TAB.

Our EarTraining live classes provide light bulb moments, and creative breakthroughs and give you confidence as a player. EarTraining is vital training for any musician. And it’s fun, too, as we have our favorite tool – the bass – in hand!

All of our programs come with course portals that offer practice materials, PDFs with TAB, jamtracks plus the recordings. It’s all well organized and at your finger tips.

A computer with an internet connection, your bass and an amp in the room; that’s it! Even tablets or smartphones work, but computers offer better audio quality. If you have an audio interface and want to go fancy, go for it, but simple works well, too. 

The short of it is: 
Our memberships have a 2-week trial starting on the date of purchase. To claim a full refund, email us within two weeks from your initial date of purchase (ie when you first signed up) to receive a full refund.

As a member you are entitled to certain discounts as described above. In order to enjoy the full benefits of these discounts, you must stay a member until the Ten Week event has concluded or, in case of courses with Installment Plans, until all installments have been made in full. If you cancel before that, adjustments to your future payments will be made.
If you cancel your membership within the trial period but used the coupons for discounts, adjustments will be made to your discounts.

Read our complete terms of service.  

Discount coupons for members as per your membership tier will be emailed to you upon signup. 

Pick any of our courses or 10-Week Intensives and copy and paste the coupon code (or type it) into the “Have a coupon?” link. 

 

Note: coupons apply to courses, 10 Week Intensives and Practice Groups. Coupons cannot be applied to tuition for membership.  

You can do it any time yourself.
Just log in at
righton.arisbassblog.com and click on your account under your name top right to access your account and billing details. Click cancel next to Subscriptions under Billing. That’s it!
Your membership will remain active for the remainder of the current membership cycle, and no new payments will be incurred.  

If you are a Starter Member and would like upgrade your membership so as to join more live events and have access to the complete archives of sessions and songs (and more), email us and we will send you a link to upgrade that takes the already paid for portion of the month in account. 

Chris D.
Chris D.Member
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In this supportive and dedicated community, we’re learning not just the theory but what the theory is good for, and why and when;

not just what the bass can do in the practice room, but how it works together with the drummer, how it works in support of the soloist, even how it works on the dance floor.

The more I work with Ari's approach the more I appreciate how powerful it is.
Dave L
Dave LMember
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Membership is great! You can choose which live lessons to attend and what you want to learn, and you can always watch the recording.

Ari is a brilliant teacher who always makes the lessons fun but also challenging.

She teaches us songs to help build our repertoire on the bass but always breaks down and analyzes the songs for our music theory and technique learning.

Ari created a friendly and supportive online community where bassists of all levels are welcome.
Laurent D
Laurent DMember
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One of the killer aspects (of the membership) is the possibility to join multiple sessions each week.

Another aspect is that Ari gives you a lot of material to dig deeper into (eg: pdfs, musescore, iRealPro, etc...). It's quite rich!

I get a solid, lively, dynamic framework to build my everyday practice with…

Laurent Dcontinued
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...I love the depth of the explanations. She knows her stuff and has so many ways to drill down on any particular aspect.

I am learning as I am practicing. Sound trivial but it's not.

If you feel like you are going nowhere, this is the place where everything makes sense..
Ian G
Ian GMember
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I love ear training Mondays..

I feel like I always walk away with a new piece of knowledge and a better understanding of the relationships within a key.
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