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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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    Let’s Play A Duet

    Here’s a special lesson I’m really excited about! Want to work on your reading? Some of the best material available to make you a better reader is classical music. Let’s face it, learning to read music can be a little dry, so what I do …

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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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    Looping #1

    I get a lot of questions on my particular take on looping. I’m not one of those guys who loops part-over-part in order to make a kind of one man band. I prefer to use looping musically, and in live playing situations. In this lesson, …

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    Scale Patterns #2

    Picking up where we left off in Scale Patterns #1, I move over to the pentatonic scale and show you how cool a four note scale pattern can sound when applied to this scale.

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    Scale Patterns #1

    Here I take a look at different scale patterns (also called digital patterns) that can help us get inside our scales a bit more. The type of pattern you choose can be up to you, as long as it has a logical system to it. …

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