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New Year’s Buddy Support Cohort 2020!

Bass New Year’s Resolutions! Have you made New Year’s resolutions before about playing more bass only to break them within a few weeks? The Truth about learning an instrument is…

Omitting the fifth in chords… Why?

I have a few Quora answers for you today. The first one is for guitarists, but highly relevant for us bassists, as well. Guitarists/Pianists omitting the fifth in chords One

What are other names for I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII chords in music?

When I hear a great song I feel compelled to “decode” it What makes it sound cool? What’s up with these chords and why are other names for chords interesting? What

Talking Technique: The Pinkie Workout (Video)

Grab your gear, we’re headed to the gym! This workout does your fretting fingers good. Especially the little one of the bunch… The Pinkie! We cannot address the fourth/fifth finger

Our New Steady Track

In case you haven’t heard yet… Music Theory for the Bass Player – The Course now comes in a bit of a more relaxed version: you get more time per

Does Knowing Music Theory Take the Magic out of Playing Music?

I have heard these sentiments about the magic of music over and over: Doesn’t “knowing” get in the way of pure “feeling”!? Aren’t you constantly analyzing when you know theory?

New Year’s Buddy Support Cohort!

The flagship course we offer, Music Theory for the Bass player, is an in-depth, comprehensive and powerful course.  It teaches theory, groove creation, technique (“finger kung-fu”), styles analysis, fretboard knowledge

How Low can you go? (Strap length for Bass)

Strapped for answers about strap length? How low can you go? Down Low for Maximum Cool Factor Picture this: Headbanging on stage, the bassist pounding the strings hard – sometimes

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