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Keep It Groovy: Improvising Over The I-V-vi-IV Chord Progression

Keep It Groovy: Improvising Over The I-V-vi-IV Chord Progression

Here’s a fun lesson on improvising over an extremely common chord progression, the “I-V-vi-IV”! We’ll be working in the key of A and I’ll break down the process of moving from chord to chord, connecting notes within the arpeggio, and creating your own bass line.

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Keep It Groovy: Ways To Read Music – Notation, TAB, and Charts

Keep It Groovy: Ways To Read Music – Notation, TAB, and Charts

In this episode of “Keep It Groovy,” Ryan Madora covers a variety of ways you might read music, from standard notation to TAB to various forms of shorthand or Nashville Number Charts.

Keep It Groovy: Super Easy Bluesy/Jazzy Walking Bass

Keep It Groovy: Super Easy Bluesy/Jazzy Walking Bass

This one features a super easy walking bass line that can make your blues progression a bit jazzier and your jazz walking bass line a little more accessible. Think about it as a good gateway between the genres.

Keep It Groovy: Adding Accents To Your Pulsing Bass Line

Keep It Groovy: Adding Accents To Your Pulsing Bass Line

Ryan Madora is back with a new “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson. This one focuses on adding variety to eighth note grooves by adding rhythmic and tonal accents to pulsing eighth notes to provide shape and movement to an otherwise "root centric" line.

Keep It Groovy: Adding Accents To Your Pedaling Bass Line

Keep It Groovy: Adding Accents To Your Pedaling Bass Line

Ryan Madora’s new “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson is here, and it’s a follow-up to the previous one about pedaling vs. pulsing eighth notes. In this one, she shares a few ways to add accents and pizzazz to our bass line.

Keep It Groovy: How To Play Eighth Notes On The Bass: Pulse vs. Pedal Feel

Keep It Groovy: How To Play Eighth Notes On The Bass: Pulse vs. Pedal Feel

In this new “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson, Ryan Madora is here to help you with varying eighth-note feels, to help you contribute to the overall feel of a song.

Keep It Groovy: Tips For Buying A Bass

Keep It Groovy: Tips For Buying A Bass

In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora offers suggestions on buying a bass. Purchasing an instrument can be stressful, but you can take some of the pressure off with these tips.

Keep It Groovy: Beginner Improvisation For Bass Players – Location Jumping

Keep It Groovy: Beginner Improvisation For Bass Players – Location Jumping

In today’s “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora focuses on an important element of improvisation: location jumping. The goal is to build a bass theme and identify other locations on the fretboard where we can easily play it.

Keep It Groovy: Build Your Bass Groove – Using Octaves And Palm Muting

Keep It Groovy: Build Your Bass Groove – Using Octaves And Palm Muting

In this “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson, and this time around, Ryan Madora is focusing on building your bass groove through the use of octaves and palm muting.

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Cissy Strut”

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Cissy Strut”

Ryan Madora’s newest “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson is here, and she’s featuring one of the all-time grooviest of bass lines: “Cissy Strut” by The Meters and George Porter, Jr.

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”

Ryan Madora has a new bass lesson series on No Treble. “Keep It Groovy” kicks off with a lesson on how to play James Jamerson’s bass line on The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”.