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  1. I've got a Strymon Bluesky Reverb pedal that I'm no longer using and it needs a good home. This reverb pedal is a super-high quality reverb which is one of the few reverb pedals that works well with bass. Mint condition- comes boxed with 9V PSU power supply for £200 PRICE DROP: £175!!! Plus Shipping Features: Intense Spring, Plate and Room Algorhythms Normal, Mod and Shimmer Modes Zero Latency Dry Signal High & Low Damping Controls True Bypass Separate Pre-Delay Control Favourite Footswitch for storing settings Stereo Input & Output Super Low Noise PM me if you're interested.
  2. When skipping adjacent strings, I would use the same approach described in the video- when ascending alternate; when descending cross with same finger.
  3. Footprints on the Miles Davis record Miles Smiles.
  4. Hey Tom How's it going- long time Brother! Melodically, a good place to start is by just using triads. Experiment by not always using the root on the downbeat. Rhymically, 3/4 often gives you the opportunity to use Ostinato lines as in All Blues. Also when walking build your lines by first playing dotted half notes, then progessing to dotted quarters and then finally quarter notes. This allows you to build dynamically over time. For more advanced purposes, start to experiment by using the dotted quarter notes as a metric modulation concept over the 3/4. For instance...2-bars of dotted quarter notes in 3/4 equals one bar of 4/4. You can experiment with a drummer where he holds the original time in 3 down while you do that, or he can start to interprept the new 4/4 time over that with you. Lot's of fun here. I have a course on my 2-Year Bass Mastery Course which goes way, way into these concepts. Hope that helps. Best Joe
  5. Some folks have been asking for pictures. As you can see, this rig is in perfect condition.
  6. There is a better, more productive approach to growing musically by focused targeted subject matter rather than slinging mud against a wall, along with a hope and a prayer…and by an organised system rather than random and erratic acts of nothingness :-) Thank God for my Black Friday 50% Off Sale…For all my books! …but there’s only 72 hours left! So…hurry! GET 50% OFF NOW Use the checkout code: BFEARLY All the Bass! Joe
  7. Hey Guys I've got a great deal on an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 and two SL112 cabinets that are just sitting around waiting for a new owner. As a complete package I'm selling this for £1200 If you were to buy this new...it would cost £2197 I'm also throwing in the Gig Bag for the amp plus the Speakon Cables as a FREE BONUS. I'm willing to break it up...but that will change the price... Tone Hammer 500: £420 SL112: £450 per cab Both the amp and cabs are used but in great condition. No offers- PM me is you're interested. All the Bass Joe
  8. I guess it depends whether or not you think it's causing you some issues. Learning to play with better "economy of motion" will definitely allow you to access more faccility across your instrument. I have a good video that breaks down left hand technique here:
  9. Most of my books have a tablature section included.
  10. If you aren't aware- I'm running a Halloween 30% Off Sale for all my books. Use the checkout code: HALLOWBASS30 https://www.joehubbardbass.com/store/ This isn't for very long though- Sale ends FRIDAY Nov 1st at midnight! All the Bass Joe
  11. Not really. I feel that slapping is a very individualised technique and is probably best developed through listening and transcribing. With that said, most slapping is based on very syncopated rhythms. If you don't understand syncopation then that's wheree you'll want to start.
  12. Yes there is. This lesson will help. Pay close attention to the detail covered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXr75R2egt0
  13. This is what I do for a living so I pretty much practice every day. How much varies, but it's usually betweeen 3 to 4 hours per day- sometimes more. What I work on is usually dependent on my on going studies with Charlie Banacos. Although Charlie is no longer with us, his top student - Garry Dial - of 38 years who works on behalf on the Banacos family continues to carry on Charlie's legacy. I studied with Charlie for 10 years and in that time had 150 lessons with him. I haven't counted, but I've been with Garry for the last 8 years and have probably had roughly well over a hundred lessons with him as well. These are all Charlie's original lessons in his own hand. They are very involved and it takes a lot of time to work these concepts into your vocabulary. At the moment I'm working on a bunch of John Coltrane improvisational concepts which are mind bending to say the least. My formula is simple: Listen, practice, play! I never warm up- I just sit down and do the work. Often to find out what I need to work on, I'll practice improvising over a tune (with no backing tracks) and after about 12 choruses, I can find various things that bug me about the way I played. It's sort of a reverse-engineering process but it works for me.
  14. Check out the number one reason that beginner bassists don't improve: https://www.joehubbardbass.com/9335/beginners-bass-principle-1-learning-to-slow-down/
  15. The answer lies in using two left-hand stances: the one finger per fret or 4-finger stance and the 3-finger stance, where the 3rd and 4th work as one. Check out this week's lesson on my YouTube Channel, where I break this down: I go into great detail with thesse left-hand positions in my Bass Foundation Course: https://www.joehubbardbass.com/foundation/
  16. It's really down to just a few things. 1). You have to have enough reasons to want to improve. 2). You have to create enough time in each day that is your music time. Personal motivation will be different from person to person, but a good thing to do is write down all the reasons why you want to become a better musician and why it's important to you. By visually seeing all the reasons this is so omportant to you will help you to prioritise your schedule. In a 24-hour period, there are 1440 minutes. All you need is 100 minutes for 6-days a week to see incredible improvement. You then want to understand the commitment needed to to become proficient. It takes a while. People far over estimate what they can accomplish within a year and far under estimate what they can achieve in 6-years. 100 inutes a day for 6-days is 10 hours per week. There are 168 hours in a week and everybody has the same 168. The average person watches anywhere between 4 to 6 hours of TV and social media...sometimes more. It's all down to priorities and ultimately what's important to you.
  17. Instead of scales, you need to be thinking chord tones as a primary way of playing over chord changes. Lots of scales (including the major scale) have what are called "avoid notes." These are notes you can't resolve your lines to. However, if you first think about the chord tones, you can resolve your lines over any chord tone. These are the basics from beginner to advanced.
  18. Just to clarify- notes always come first in the learning process...NOT feel! Most will try to argue that this is incorrect but they are wrong. Feel and Groove is a by-product of you having a command and mastery of your intrument. Think about what "feel" actually means. It means that you are making what you play "feel good." You cannot do this with any broad scope across stylistic boundries without first understanding the notes (and how they apply to the harmony) that are under your fingers and how they work across your bass in context.
  19. The best way is to isolate short 2 to 4 beat phrases; play them through all the cycles and transpose them over different chord types. You could also isolate 2 and 4 bar II V I patterns and do the same thing. With these experiment with mixing II V I vocabulary between Maj & Min tonalities.
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