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Piano keys with names

Piano keys without names

Piano keys for coloring

TAB and Scorepaper

Patternpaper 4 String

Patternpaper 5 String

Patternpaper 6 String

Blank Sheet Music

Blank Sheet Music Bass Clef

Cycle (notes only) Major

Cycle (notes only) Minor

 

Ari’s Products:

Music Theory for the Bass Player – The Book

Music Theory for the Bass Player – The Wall Chart

Music Theory for the Bass Player – The Course

One-on-one Lessons

 

Other Products I like:

The Musician Dice

My favorite stand-alone metronome

My favorite app-metronome

GruvGear Fretwraps three pack

GruvGear Fretwraps single

 

My Favorite Strings:

Four String for grooving

Five String for grooving

Six String for Grooving (heavy)

Tapping gauge, four string

For tapping and grooving on my 6: in between heavy and super light

If I had a tapping only bass, I’d use this gauge

 

Delay Pedals:

Flashback by TC

Flashback Mini by TC

Nova Delay by TC (if you need a display)

 

Funky, I mean… stinky!

MXR Envelope Filter

 

My Favorite Looper

Infinity Looper by Pigtronix

Reverse Switch for the Infinity

 

My Amps:

RH 450 by TC 

RH 750 Compact by TC

 

My favorite software to change tempo without changing keys/change keys without changing tempo:

Transcribe for Mac

Transcribe for Windows

you can also use a program called Audacity (free). It works, but the artefacts are more noticable than with Transcribe! and the interface is not as intuitive

On the iphone/smartphone: Anytune Pro works (a bit crude because of small display, harder to find the exact looping points)

 

My Favorite Ear Training Software:

Functional Eartrainer (free) – hearing tone relationships with the root

Earmaster – a very in-depth ear training program with lots of options

 

A great tool, albeit a bit of a clutch:

irealPro

band-in-a-box for Windows (latest: 2017)

band-in-a-box for Mac (latest: 2016)

 

Great Play-Alongs for Jazz:

The Aebersold Series – this is a good starter book

 

Great Resource for Real Book Users:

Index of (mostly) Jazz tunes in Real Books

 

Bass Books I like:

The Music Lesson by V Wooten

The Improviser’s Bass Method by Chuck Sher

Modern Walking Bass Technique Vol 1 by Mike Richmond

Practice Like This by J Harnum

 

Real Books for Jazz:

Chuck Sher Real Book 1

The Real Easy Book

The Real Book Vol 1

Note: Use the above links or if buying in a store, make sure to get the “C version”. Bass is in C, concert key. Sometimes people accidentally buy a Bb or Eb version – those are for horns.

 

And I know you totally want this… 😉

Wall Clock with the Cycle of Fifths…

 

If you take lessons with me please have ready

  • a stand-alone metronome (can be a gadget, as long as it does not interfere with the gadget we are communicating on)
  • irealpro
  • Transcribe! or similar, if possible
  • access to your email while we talk
  • any device to play back the back ground tracks I send you without interrupting our conversation
  • you don’t need to worry about taking notes or writing things down, I do that for you

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