Talking Technique: Pedalling

There are only so many hours in the day, so it’s always great to figure out ways to make the best use of your practice time. One way to get the biggest use of your practice is to combine different topics to bolster your understanding: music theory with song learning, rhythmic accuracy with slapping, phrasing with fretboard knowledge, and so on. This style of practicing takes more focus, but it’s worth it.

This week we’re tackling practicing our scales while working on our right hand technique. As with all my favorite exercises, the musical application is also plentiful. We’ll be using pedal notes in our scales to understand how each note fits into the tonality of the scale.

Watch until the end to get this week’s tip!

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. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.

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  1. Mike

    Great lesson… I love it. But I’m wondering, why didn’t I think of that! :)

  2. Mark S B.

    Ariane it’s always nice to learn something new from you.
    Thank you ,,,

  3. David

    Just wanted you to know that I enjoy your lessons. I also plan on getting your books.