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    Melodic Minor Scale #5

    In the fifth video of the Melodic Minor series, I take a look at the min7b5 chord and its use in a minor two-five-one. I show you how to think in minor thirds when “accessing” the melodic minor sounds of the min7b5 and dominant 7th …

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    Odd Time – 11/8

    In this lesson, I borrow Cliff Almond’s drumming ability once again to talk about playing in odd time signatures. As an example, we use one of my tunes called, “McCann Can Blues”, a blues in a very odd feeling time signature. Cliff and I talk …

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  • Sight Reading

    Sight Reading Tips & Tricks

    Hey there, have you been practicing your sight-reading? I didn’t think so. Probably because practicing sight-reading is about as exciting as watching paint dry, right? Well, in this lesson, I lay out some tricks to making it a little easier, and hey, you just might …

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  • Flat 7

    Flat 7 Your Way to Basic Funk

    It’s the note that will change your life. Yes, it’s the flat 7. What is it? Where do you find it? Well, the answer to that is in this lesson. Check it out, I will have you playing funky bass lines in seconds!
    And along the …

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    Bass Chords #1

    In this lesson (part 1 of 4), I show you how to play chords on your bass by utilizing “available string” patterns; handy when needing to move from chord to chord. I take a look at Major 7 shapes and Dominant 7 shapes, and then …

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    Melodic Minor Scale #4

    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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    Melodic Minor Scale #3

    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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