Pentatonic scales are a leaner, meaner version of their big brother scales that have more notes and they have a certain built-in advantage that you can easily discover by digging into their secrets.
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A lesson clip from my uniquely helpful Rhythm Studies course. If you want to make everything that you play sound twice as good as it already does then study your rhythmic values like a scientist.
Another post from my incredibly helpful Rhythm Studies course. Go for the gold and use the rhythmic contrast method to study rhythm like a scientist.
Here's a real nice clip from one of the lessons from my Rhythm Studies course. Just imagine being as happy to play whole-notes as you are to play sixteenth notes!
For many bass players, asking them to go fully academic for any substantial length of time is like asking them to head straight to the gallows...
Being bass players, we are often renegades of a sort. Many of us learn to play when a friend or a cousin or uncle puts a Fender bass in our hands, shows you a 12-bar blues and suddenly you are off and running.