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What Key is this Piece of Music in?

Finding the Key to the Key… How do you know what key a piece of music is in? Great question that I get a lot. Sometimes it’s simple. other times

One to Ponder as You Figure out How the Fretboard Works

Question about Notes on the Fretboard Ask and you shall receive. Matter of fact, it is really helpful to me if the student freely asks about things he or she is

Why learn Intervals?

  29.08.2016   Ari   Q&A   3 Comments

Just got this question in from a course participant. I know it is on the mind of many players, so here is a blog post answer, basically to the question:

Tetrachords Workout (TT#10)

Tetrachords for Technique! Tetrachords are four note sections of scales; in this episode I will demonstrate some good technique shedding using tetrachords. And, again, it’s a double whammy: we are

Bass Bit 11: The Diminished Scale (BB #11)

The Diminished Scale In this Bass Bit I will walk you through another sequence of seconds – in this case major and minor seconds alternate. If you alternate major and

One-Finger-Per-Fret in the Lower Register (TT#7)

Lower Register Fitness: one-finger-per-fret Tips for Getting Your Fingers in Place Some bassists have a bit of a hard time getting the one-finger-per-fret position going in the lower register of the

Speed Training with Harmonic Minor (TT# 6)

Get up to speed – Coordination Training Harmonic Minor Style Coordination exercises need not be unmusical or boring. Here is one that is fun, practices your music theory in the

String Jumping Exercises (TT#5)

String Jumping Exercises really pay off.   Many grooves have fourths in them and if you are able to execute those string jumping movements with ease and an even sound, then your

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