Please celebrate with me as I am extremely excited to announce that my second book is ready for pre-order:
The Pattern System for the Bass Player – Sharpen Your Musical Mind through Fretboard Proficiency, Improvisation and Mental Practice
I co-wrote this book with Wolf Wein, my partner.
It is an in-depth method of getting the fretboard under your belt; as with any fretboard harmony book you would expect scales, arpeggios, pentatonic shapes… organized in systematic ways in all keys, all across the fretboard.
The book delivers on that expectation, and it goes far beyond just patterns and shapes on the fretboard.
It goes into the study of the patterns music itself and how to make them yours.
We use improvisation, mental practice, and meditative approaches to deepen learning and get the learner fast and practical results. I have taught this method to hundreds of students (from hobbyists to pros) who particularly appreciated what this program achieves for creativity. It opens doors one never knew existed, into music, and into the mind.
The book comes complete with
- 111 videos that stream online.
- Test Your Understanding Questions
- Blueprints for Practice
You also get an epic sidekick along for the journey – he comes by way of a vintage metronome with a bit of an attitude and a lot of sage wisdom. We even created a cool wallchart as a practice aide. Click the link below to meet him!
We are running an Indiegogo campaign – please check out the many exclusive perks – we’d love your support!
Update to add:
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“Ariane’s “The Pattern System for the Bass Player” is a landmark book! It presents a wealth of musical information with a thoughtful, systematic approach, designed to guide any student through the process of learning to create music with the bass. It is comprehensive and well organized, using a holistic learning paradigm aimed at developing the full constellation of skills involved in music making. I not only very highly recommend it, I’ll be using it myself!”
Michael Manring, solo-bass pioneer