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Talking Technique: Harmonic Minor Speed Shedding

As with many scales, the harmonic minor scale gives us a great tonal playground to work with, but it also gives us a great platform to work on our technical playing. This lesson will work on some J.S. Bach-inspired harmonic minor bass lines to focus on our coordination and speed training.

There’s nothing like a fun technical exercise! If you find yourself tensing up, back it off the attack and focus on keeping it clean.

This week’s tip: are your shoulders relaxed?

Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book "Music Theory for the Bass Player” and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. Contact her via her blog or website.

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david_aa

david_aa

Is my ear or the bass is sligthly out of sync with the metronome (3:35 and forward)?

david_aa

david_aa

Great advices regarding the relaxation in both hands :)

Terry

Terry

Ariane thank you for time , this was helpful.