Podcast Episodes

Falling Back in Love with the Bass

Have you ever felt burn out from playing music? This is my story about how I felt out of – then into – love with the bass.

We Answer Reddit

We are back! This time around we answer YOUR questions, internet! We browsed the depths of Reddit to find music theory questions galore – and boy, did we find some good ones.

Gypsy Jazz

What is Gypsy Jazz? I’m glad you asked! This episode goes into detail about where gypsy jazz comes from and how to play it. If you love jazz, you will love this.

Breakdown: Boplicity

Does Bebop live? This tune is one of the best examples of cool jazz ever recorded. Mat and Tommy dive into the intricacies of the harmony, melody, and style. Listen in with us!

How We Write and Arrange Music

This week, we talk about our processes in writing and arranging music. You’ll learn the steps we take to start with an idea and end with finished work.

8 Things to Remember in a Worship Team

Playing music in a worship team setting can be an incredible experience. How do you fully experience the amazing things that it can be? Listen in to find out!

The Extra 10%

What gives you that extra 10%? You know, the thing that moves you from just good to great. From form to inflection, we’ll lay it all out for you.

Nashville Numbers

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?

Crash Course on Harmony

Harmony can be light or dense, simple or complex, and utterly confusing. Just the Bassics gives a crash course on harmony that will give you what you need.

Time Signatures

Time passes and no two days are the same. Time passes in music, but it has to be the same! That’s where Time Signatures step in. Listen to learn more!

Triads and Extensions

Imagine your favorite song with only one note played at a time. It just doesn’t sound right. Triads and extensions are the key to building the perfect song.

Key Signatures and Scales

The first step to learning functional music theory is key signatures and scales. We’ll make it simple for you! Listen to learn more!

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