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Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. Have you always wanted to learn music theory but felt it was too overwhelming a task? Perhaps all the books seem to be geared toward pianists or classical players? Do you know lots of songs, but don’t know how the chords are put together or how they work with the melody? If so, this is the book for you!   Starting with intervals as music’s basic building blocks, you will explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, more than 180 pages of vital information are peppered with mind-bending quizzes, effective mnemonics, and compelling learning approaches. Extensive and detailed photo demonstrations show why relaxed posture and optimized fingering are vital for good tone, timing and chops. You can even work your way through the book without being able to read music! This is the definitive resource for the enthusiastic bassist!

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Polaris by OoN - the Bassoon-bass duo by Paul Hanson and Ariane Cap. Available on Amazon or CD Baby. Click on the above link. Go to oonband.com for more information about the project.



Pentatonic Playground for Bass is a course I created for the online education powerhouse TrueFire. Check out my classroom and other activities there. To see an intro video on the course, click the above link.