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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

 

Fret Wraps, FavoriteGadgets and Gruvy Gear

GruvGear Fretwraps three pack – small (four string bass)
watch my product demo and what’s up with these fret wraps here

GruvGear Fretwraps single – large – great for six string bass

Stomp by Coda – An awesome page turner/pedal/gadget controller

My Favorite Strings (The String Section, so to speak):

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

 

Upright Bass Resources

The Bass Worm – humidifier

The Wheel (watch for the right size)

Endpin Rest 

Endpin Ball (attached alternative to endpin rest)

Pop’s Rosin

Nyman’s Rosin

Upright Bass Stand

Electric Bass Set Up

Allen Wrenches Metric and Inches

String Action Ruler 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

 

Great tools, albeit a bit of a crutch:

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.

Bach Cello Suites

Schirmer Edition for Cello

 

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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