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  • Learn Tunes E1373043146186

    The Importance of Knowing Tunes

    In this lesson I talk about the importance of learning tunes, especially when it comes to playing jazz. I’ve also included a downloadable list of “tunes every bass player should know” from my book. Check out the list. Tell me if I’ve left anything out. …

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  • Rhythmic Displacement

    Soloing: Rhythmic Displacement

    Here I walk you through the concept of displacing your solo phrases by an 8th note, in other words, not starting your phrases on the downbeat. It’s a wonderful concept that will give your solos more sense of movement and make the simplest phrase sound …

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  • Slipnslide2

    The Slip N’ Slide #2

    In this lesson we randomize the key centers even more by creating a “video cue card” of sorts. No time, no warning, and your hands have to react to the changing keys. We’re once again sticking with Major7th chords, but once you get good at …

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  • Strings E1373030139296

    How To Change Your Strings

    Are your strings feeling kind of, BLAH? Well, it might be time to give them a change. In this lesson I show you a few tricks when it comes to changing your strings that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy!

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  • Slipnslide1

    The Slip N’ Slide #1

    In this lesson I take a look at key centers and getting your fretting hand to move as little as possible when changing keys. A lot of players gravitate to the spot on the neck where they feel most comfortable with a scale, or key, …

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  • Triplets

    Walking: Triplets

    Jim from Canada had a question in the forums about implementing triplets into your walking. In this lesson I deconstruct the different ways I use when playing triplets during a standard walking feel. Remember, the focus is still on playing four quarter notes evenly (and …

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  • Highlight Charts

    Highlighting Your Charts

    Here’s a third video to go along with the other two lessons on charts. This is a handy little device I use to make sure I don’t get lost when reading dense material on a gig. Very basic concept with huge results! Try it the …

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