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Peavey's First

Manufacturer:
Peavey

Model:
T-40

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Peavey's First

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C Major Scale / A Minor Scale

Abstract:
Neck charts for the C Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the A Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").

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Locking In: A Team Effort

Abstract:
As bassists, we cannot afford to loose sight of our most valuable skill--locking in and establishing the foundation of the music.

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An Interview with Patrick Pfeiffer

Abstract:

phoenix at CD Baby

Patrick Pfeiffer is a well known bassist and author of two popular instructional
books for bass guitarists, Bass Guitar for Dummies and the brand new
Improve Your Groove. I had the pleasure of sitting down to a telephone
interview with him on June 2, 2006. Patrick (PP) and I (WB) spoke for over
an hour about his life, teaching philosophy, books, recording projects, and
gear.

Headless Bass

Manufacturer:
Steinberger

Model:
Spirit by Steinberger XT-2

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Triads

Abstract:
A look at major and minor triads. It is good to memorize these and keep them for "go to" licks just in case you have to improvise.
Keep in mind that these patterns are pretty much universal. They can be moved around from position to position.
Remember also that a triad is three notes that make up a chord. Usually, a triad is made up of the first, third, and fifth tone of the scale.

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New point values

Based on user feedback, I made some adjustments to the number of points users get for performing various actions on the site. The old values were the defaults for the "userpoints" module. The new values are as follows:

  • Reviews: 10pts
  • Lessons: 15pts
  • Forum topics: 2pts
  • Comments: 1pt

I'll take a look at what's be published previously and see if I can make retroactive adjustments for those of you who have previously published lessons and reviews. This will take some database tinkering. But I'll give it a shot.

Thanks to all of you for contributing to the site and making it great!

Preparing for the gig

Teaser/Abstract:
How to make sure you show up prepared, and with all your gear.

Aphex Bass Xciter

Manufacturer:
Aphex

Model:
1402 Bass Xciter

Not Your Everyday Fretless

Manufacturer:
Wishbass

Model:
"The Stude"

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