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No Treble Bass Lesson: How to Play Across the Bar Line

Here’s my latest No Treble bass lesson on how to play across the bar line.  Understanding these concepts begins to create an elasticity in your groove and feel.   This will enable you to phrase your lines with greater freedom and ease.  Many bass players are completely in the dark when it comes to rhythmic variation and much of it is left up to chance.

Don’t be a ‘chancer’- instead start learrning what is common vocabulary for any drummer.  There’s a myth going around that drummers are the only musicians that are responsible for laying down and keeping the time.  This is a false narrative!  Everybody is responsible for keeping the time.  You must be able to understand how the rhythmic subdivisions that you are playing are felt against the pulse- period!

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Rants & Raves Episode 3

The Truth About Reading Music!

In this video, I’m talking about why everybody needs to read music.  Although many teachers leave the decision up to their students, without the skills to read music – at least a little bit – is the very same thing as being musically handicapped!

To find out more, watch the video!

All the Bass

Joe

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Rants & Raves Episode 1

This is the first installment of a new video series that I’m producing called Rants & Raves.  In this first episode, I discuss and reveal the biggest kept secret in music education.

This video series is based on all things music centric related to music education, the music industry, improvisational methodologies, practice principles, long standing myths, personal stories and the rest; breaking down (what is in my opinion) the worst and the best!

If you have any requests for subjects that you would like my views on or questions for me that I can include in future episodes, then please feel free to leave your comments below.

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New Book! Chord Tone Sudoku Workbook by Joe Hubbard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16/02/2017

Joe Hubbard Releases Innovative New Workbook

Joe Hubbard has launched his sixth self-published book, The Chord Tone Sudoku Workbook.  Hubbard, a renowned bass guitar player, author, jazz recording artist and respected educator, reveals the concept of chord tone recognition in his latest book.

With an in-depth selection of musical examples and exercises, The Chord Tone Sudoku Workbook, is one of the most complete studies of chord tones available for bass guitarists of any level.  This book is more than just a method book, taking you deep inside the bass guitar fingerboard and into the world of chord tone recognition.

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Creative Chordal Connections

Playing chords on the bass guitar can create a double edge sword because the time that you would spend applying this to a performance scenario is extremely limiting, unless you are planning on becoming a solo bass performer.  So, what possible advantages could we be gaining from spending our precious practice time on learning creative chordal connections?

Learning how to play chords on the bass guitar is most beneficial from the standpoint of training our ears to hear chords being played simultaneously, while developing the skills to identify different chord qualities with greater clarity and speed.

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