As a bass player, intonation is one of the most important things you have to deal with.
If you have good intonation, not only will YOU sound good, but you’ll make everyone ELSE sound good too. Do you want to be the person who makes everyone else sound better? That sounds pretty sweet to me!
Playing in tune will also make your bass louder: Good intonation will allow your bass to vibrate and resonate more than if you were playing out of tune.
Unfortunately, playing with good intonation can be a losing battle. One day might be awesome, the next could be lousy and this can be incredibly disheartening. Trust me on this…I’ve definitely been there.
Luckily, I had a great teacher who introduced me to his ‘secret weapon’ when it came to dealing with intonation and I’ve been using this ‘secret weapon’ ever since.
Now I want to give it to you.
In this video lesson, we talk about exactly why it’s so important to play in tune, and you’ll learn the 2 ways of correcting ‘dodgy’ intonation that actually hurt you and can cause long term problems if left unchecked.
Luckily, you’ll also learn the technique that fixes notes whether they are flat or sharp, and best of all, won’t cause any harm to your arm or hands.
Watch out for the ‘secret weapon’ and download it from underneath the video.
Check out the lesson here!
This lesson is just the first of 12 lessons in a series I’ve called “Effortless Intonation”
The series is completely free and comes with 12 full-length lessons, more than 6 hours of audio practice tools and most importantly, a system to make your intonation automatic.
I’m a big fan of taking something you have to think about and creating systems that allow your mind to focus on other things, like making real music!
To get the whole series, just put your first name and email address in the blue box at the top-right of this page and the whole series will be sent to you for free.
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I look forward to seeing you inside Effortless Intonation. It would be an absolute pleasure to help you with everything intonation.