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Beginner Transcription Tips

In this lesson we’ll be looking at some basic tips on getting started with transcription and specifically transcribing bass lines from a recording. […]

Bass Player Back Pain – My Top 4 Tips

Today I’ve got something a little different, I’m going to look at the back pain that we can often encounter as working bass players and I’m going to give you my top 4 tips for keeping your back in tip top shape. […]

The Blues Scale

In this lesson we look at the Blues Scale (or Minor Blues Scale). This is a simple variation on the Minor Pentatonic from the previous lesson and is VERY common in all styles of pop, jazz and blues music. […]