When bass players are learning new material it?s a common practice technique to play along with a slow drum groove or metronome once that material has been learned, and then to work whatever it is … [Read more...] about How To Program A Chordal Metronome Using Band In A Box
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So imagine the scenario: you're new or reasonably new to the bass. You've got yourself a shiny new Precision bass and you've can pick out a few notes here and there. Maybe a friend has shown you some … [Read more...] about What A Successful Bass Student Needs To Progress – The Three ‘P’s
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I wrote a long article last week about how you can use a metronome (whether real or software) to improve your ?inner? sense of time. Most of the time when you?re practicing using a metronome (or drum … [Read more...] about When To Turn Your Metronome Off
You know what a metronome is right? It?s something that gives us a regular click to practice with - whether it?s a machine or software based. Wikipedia gives the following definition: ?A metronome … [Read more...] about How To Use A Metronome To Work On Your Inner Time