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  • Phrasing1

    How to Develop Your Phrasing #1

    In this first of three phrasing lessons I start to look at how we can come with a framework in order to practice phrasing. Here I take you though the though process of determining “what note stays the same and what note changes” within a …

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  • Develop Solo

    Develop Your Soloing Facility

    Hey, check it out, in this lesson I let you know how you can work on develop your soling facility. I talk about throwing out the theory and scales (at first) so you can concentrate on developing your technique and ability to play quicker lines. …

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  • Pentatonics 11

    Pentatonics #1

    Okay, so something went wrong with the camera’s auto-focus on this one, but the info here is still valid! I step you though different ways of using pentatonic’s in your soloing. Then, I take a look at how to see them (visually) on your fingerboard, …

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  • melodic_minor_1

    Melodic Minor Scale #1

    So, I decided to go back in and re-shoot the melodic minor lessons. First off, the sound was terrible back when the last melodic minor lessons were filmed, and I wanted to fix that. Second, the Melodic Minor lessons proved to be very popular (even …

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  • Harmonics 2

    Harmonics #2

    In this lesson I continue the topic on harmonics and take a look at “false” harmonics. Jaco also made these type famous in the tune “Birdland”. If you’ve never heard it, head on over to iTunes or your favorite download spot and pick up a …

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  • Harmonics 1

    Harmonics #1

    Jaco brought harmonics to the forefront when he released his first solo album back in the day. Ever since players have been using them for more than just tuning their bass. In this video I show you the basics, how they work, where to pick …

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  • Looping 2

    Looping #2

    In this lesson I get away from playing “pads” and look at how we can create a “sub-bass” part that loops in a way that won’t distract a drummer or the rest of the band. Again, I look at how to use looping in a …

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