Just the Bassics

Music doesn’t have to be complicated. The best way to improve is to get back to the basics and make music fun again! Join us for weekly discussions about music, theory, and gigging. We bring you the beat once a week!

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Show Notes Nashville numbers are the latest form of music notation. If you are anything like me, you probably think it sounds fake. How can you notate music with a name like that? Actually, it is a lo...
June 3, 2019
If the roads of the city are built by the scales and time signatures, than the houses are the harmony. This episode is a crash course on writing harmony for your music! We'll explain progressive vs re...
May 27, 2019
Time marks the passing of moments. Each day we have hundreds of moments that fly by, some taking longer than others or appearing in different forms. We work, we play, we eat, we sleep. The craziest pa...
May 20, 2019
Imagine your favorite song. Now, imagine it again without any chords and only one note played at a time. It just isn't the same. Why do multiple notes sound so much better? Triads and extensions are t...
May 13, 2019
The first step to learning functional music theory is key signatures and scales. These are the foundations to the rest of music theory, yet so many people don’t understand them. We make it simple fo...
May 6, 2019
We get it, music theory can be boring. Learning sets of rules can be dry. Why even bother with it? We'll tell you! Music theory is incredibly important to a career as a successful musician. Are you on...
April 29, 2019
Got G.A.S.? We all know what that's like! Gear Acquisition Syndrome is common amongst musicians. Some of us are better than others and don't succumb to it. Mat and Tommy are not like that... Listen to...
April 22, 2019
The 1930s was an incredible era for jazz - it was the beginning of the big band era and the height of tin pan alley. The amount of amazing music that was written in this time period rivals any other e...
April 15, 2019
Every era of music has some amazing music that it produces. We shared 6 of our favorites from the 1920s! These are not the 6 best tunes or even necessarily our favorites, but they are tunes that we th...
April 8, 2019
We still think music doesn't have to be complicated, so we decided to break it down to be even simpler. Many scholars and musicologists and even casual listeners break music down in to so many differe...
April 1, 2019

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