PRACTICE GROUPS: Ari’s Pattern System Practice Groups

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The Pattern System Practice Groups

What are they?

Pattern System Practice Groups go through Ari and Wolf’s new book, The Pattern System for The Bass Player – Sharpen Your Musical Mind Through Fretboard Proficiency, Improvisation, and Mental Practice.

Ari has been teaching this powerful System for decades. With the book published, she started teaching it in small groups and discovered that the group dynamic much accelerated learning.

The groups go through the Blueprint For Practice Sections in the Book. Improvisation and Mental Practice being the hallmarks of this method, in addition to the patterns themselves, the learning curves are monumental.

What does The Pattern System do for me?

  • It opens up the fretboard to you.
  • You know exactly where every note is. You can name it in an instant and you know how it relates to the root.
  • Common chord progressions (as we practice them in the later chapters) become second nature.
  • You can confidently play all over the neck in any key.
  • Mental practice is a powerful learning alley that turbocharges your practice outcomes.
  • Your technique soars as you do scalar studies, interval drills, and more.
  • It fosters creativity by offering a unique angle on improvisation and the use of these shapes in grooves, fills, and improvisations.
  • It teaches you how to become your own highly effective practice coach.
  • It helps you use the metronome to make sure you are not making unconscious thinking pauses.
  • Most importantly, it teaches you to be able to think ahead while playing. This helps you relax into the moment and invites the flow.

Is this for me?

Are you interested in deeply improving, the fastest way possible? Then yes.

Prerequisites are basic playing technique and foundational music theory knowledge.

This is an in-depth study and not a weekend affair, but anyone can learn this. And if you go for it and follow along, it will transform your practicing and your playing!

You will need the book for this Group.


These Groups go in order. Start with Level 1, even if you are an experienced player. The way we practice and progress through the milestones will hold a lot of value for you and give you many great ideas for practicing and creative outlets for your chops.









Instructor for This Group

Learn more about Ari as an educator here.

Learn more about Ari as a musician here.

What are Practice Groups and How do they work?

Swing MathThey are a great new way to study with Ari and a select group of teachers!

• Ten Week Groups with a small group of peers
• Meetings every week for 10 weeks live on zoom!
• Specific practice assignments using the accompanying material. Each Practice session gets recorded and stays available to the attendees for the duration of the practice groups plus an additional ten weeks afterward. We post the recordings of the sessions. You can go over the material again and again.

• All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam. You can test your setup here Zoom is free for you to use!

Our success rate for these groups has been exceptionally high. The group format takes the pressure off and you learn while seeing others work toward the same goal. You are among friends and Ari is personally coaching you using a streamlined program. Join us!


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