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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5
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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fifth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Opus Insert”.

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 3
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 3

In this third installment of his Metronome Study Series, Rich Brown covers three-note rhythmic phrases through the 16th note subdivision. This lesson is a fun one!

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 2
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 2

Rich Brown is back with the second installment in his “Brown’stone” lesson series. In this lesson, Rich expands on the Metronome Study Series, taking two-note phrases through the 16th note subdivision in a very simple (but very hip) way.

Talking Technique: Triads Versus Four-Note Chords
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Triads Versus Four-Note Chords

Triads versus four-note chords – which are harder? Your gut reaction to that question may be that four-note-chords are harder. Ari tackles this topic in this bass lesson.

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome

In my very first lesson, I’ll be taking you through some fundamental exercises dealing with time and groove. We’ll start with the basics of playing with a metronome, and we’ll get into more challenging exercises based on the 16th note subdivision.

Bass & Creativity: Suspended Chords & Modes, Part 1
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Suspended Chords & Modes, Part 1

In this “Bass & Creativity” lesson, Olivier Babaz focuses on the beautiful colors made through suspended voicings. He walks through the basics of sus4 & sus2 chords and their most common use.

Bass Transcription & Interview: Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”
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Bass Transcription & Interview: Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”

Tim Fletcher is back with a new bass transcription, and this one also includes an interview and analysis. Check out the transcription (and the story behind it) on Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”.

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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 4
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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 4

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fourth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Miracles Out Of Nowhere”.

Bass & Creativity: Alternate Lydian Modes
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Alternate Lydian Modes

For this lesson, we'll be looking into some alternate Lydian colors. We will take a look at the colors and applications of the Augmented Lydian and Dominant Lydian, both as full modes and as temporary colors integrated within more usual chord sequences.

Bass & Creativity: Improvisation and Ear Training
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Improvisation and Ear Training

In this lesson, we take a look at a way to build speed and effectiveness in recognizing intervals. We'll also learn to deduce chords and scales by ear through improvisation. Once again, the addition of piano with the right hand is a great way to expand our options from a bass perspective.

Bass & Creativity: Transposition Cycles
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Transposition Cycles

This new lesson focuses on using transposition cycles applied to both chord colors and intervallic shapes to offer an alternative to diatonic harmonization.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 3
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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 3

Part 3 of Tim Fletcher’s and Troy Hughes’ project, “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines”, features Dave Hope’s bass line for “What's On My Mind.” This includes a full transcription (with tab), analysis, playing hints, and playthrough video.