How to Remember Any Musical Concept and Make it Stick!

Do you struggle with remembering musical concepts and how they’re used?  It’s okay as this is very common.  If you’ve been playing for years, it’s safe to say that you’ve probably forgotten more techniques than you learnt in music school.  And, if you’re a newcomer to...

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How We Learn to Speak & Play Bass!

A large majority of jazz improvisation courses will teach the scales or modes that fit over the chord changes and then tell you to start improvising melodies hoping that everything will eventually fall into place. That is tantamount to advising a 6-year old child to...

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Do Beginner Bass Players Need a Qualified Teacher?

There’s a myth going around the internet proposing that, as a beginner, you do not need a qualified teacher but rather somebody that is a slightly better than your current skill level will do. This recalls an episode of the Simpsons, where Marge states that to earn...

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Welcome to My New Website!

Hey Guys!  Welocome to the new Joe Hubbard Bass website!  I've been working overtime the past few months on redesigning the entire site and making it much easier to navigate and showcase everything that I have to offer you.  There are lots of cool new things to check...

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Got Music Theory?

Within the community of bass players, there exists a certain controversy regarding the value of music theory.  Some are sceptical about this subject because of their belief that music theory will hold back natural musical creativity, along with the overall enjoyment...

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Rant & Raves Episode 4: Technical Competence

In this episode, I'm talking about the importance of developing a good level of technical competence on your bass guitar, before anything else and what specifically is developed as a by-product of good technique!   Simply put- if you have no technical ability on the...

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