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Why Would I Serve You Filet Mignon, When Everybody’s Lapping Up the Dog-Doo?

Why would I serve you filet mignon, when everybody’s lapping up the dog-doo?  Because I can!  It’s a simple answer to a not so straight forward question, but it’s based on years of investing time and money into my musicianship skills, which include studying with some of the best jazz and composition teachers on the planet, along with playing with some of the best musicians and recording artists around.  But this still begs the question of why there is so much “junk science” being peddled as “the real thing” by so many unqualified people, all over the internet, who mostly, haven’t played with anybody of repute or paid any significant dues as working musicians.

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Displacing Walking Bass Lines

Rhythmic Displacement is a concept based on being able to hear and perform rhythmic patterns starting on different subdivisions of the beat.  The new superimposed rhythm creates an interesting illusion with the lines you are playing, which in turn creates tension.  This lesson is aimed at giving you usable ideas for improvising walking bass lines using the concept of Rhythmic Displacement.  Learning to switch from one concept to another while improvising can be quite challenging!

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New! Joe Hubbard Alien Nation Release

JHB Alien Nation Release

I’m super stoked to announce that we’ve finished mixing for the first single from my new CD called Alien Nation and we are nearly good to go!.  I’ve been working on this project for the past few months with the formidable keyboardist George Whitty (Michael Brecker, Santana, Dave Sanborn, Brecker Bros.) and the legendary drummer Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Robin Ford, Al DiMeola) and I will be releasing it on Monday June 13th.

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Beware of Time Vampires

You can never take back time- once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!

Time mismanagement is the number one stumbling block that will hold you back from accomplishing your goals.  Quality time is the single most common element that people lack when attempting to make their practice routine more consistent.  You can never take back time- once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.  Yet, over the years I have witnessed first-hand how people with good intentions in regard to improving their musicianship will allow these blood thirsty Time Vampires to suck the time and energy right out of their ongoing practice routines.

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Practicing with Recorded Music

A common question I get is: “Do you have any tips for practicing with recorded music?”

Your evolution as a player directly reflects what you practice, what you listen to and who you play with.  With that in mind, one of the best ways to improve as a bass player and understand a related style of music is to study, listen and play along with recorded music.  A common problem exists if all you do is aimlessly jam along without pinpointing the specifics of the music that you are attempting to learn.  So, with that in mind, the first tip is to always learn what you want to practice specifically with before you actually start practicing with recorded music.

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