Octaves on Overdrive (Video)

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Cool Octaves to spice up grooves!

In this video I show you how playing octaves using chromatic approaches can sound exciting and cool. Fingering and good technique are of course important – after all this is my Talking Technique column on notreble.com – and you will see they can be pretty tricky to pull off cleanly.

These are great exercises for shedding scales, and creating cool riffs and grooves with these finger-twisting intervals is where it’s at creatively. This handy PDF gives you the TAB and notes.

Let me know what you come up with using octaves and chromatic approaches!

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  • Stan Piaskowski
    April 9, 2017, 20:06  Reply

    Ariane –

    Love you blog videos, and I have your book –

    In this particular video, it would help to show how you approach your right hand technique to these exercises. (Octaves on Overdrive (Video))

    • Ari
      April 9, 2017, 20:33

      Hi Stan, thank you for your comment and compliment. For Right Hand Technique, check here for right hand technique. Also this, where you can download my synopsis of good bass technique which includes the right hand. If it is something else you are looking for feel free to ask specifically and I will be happy to address it in a future video.

  • al
    April 28, 2017, 00:32  Reply

    Hi Ariane,awesome trick you have shown in this video,always learn something new from your blog.

    • Ari
      April 28, 2017, 01:46

      Alright, that is great to read! Thanks for commenting and checking it out.

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