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Converting to fretless?

How difficult is it to convert from fretted to fretless bass playing? While I don’t recommend to convert fully – both fretless and fretted have their uses – read in

How Exactly do You Help Folks be Accountable?

Help Being Accountable? A question I just got in: I read that one of the reasons you created the 20 unit program was to help folks be accountable with practice/studies.

Beautiful Practice in Minor

Beautiful Practice in Minor Remember Beautiful Practice? I did this exercise in major and it made a favorites’ list on notreble. So I thought I bring it back, this time

Talking Technique: Groove Creation Workout

Are you looking for a formula to create grooves over a chord progression? Check out this episode of Talking Technique! This lesson features an exercise that helps you hone your technique while building

Two Octave Triad Fills: A very cool Talking Technique Episode

Two Octave Triad Fills: Talking Technique! In Episode 19 of Talking Technique I show you a cool way to come up with fills. These involve triads, descending. To make them

Pedal to the Metal (TT12)

Put the Pedal to the Metal Looking for some ideas to shed technique metal-style? In this Talking Technique episode on notreble.com  I explore playing a minor pentatonic scale with the roots

Killer Dead Notes Grooves (TT11)

Dead Notes bring Grooves to Life! In this episode I give you a few exercises using dead notes – percussive effects that are achieved by plucking or hitting muted strings. Today’s tip

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

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