Comparative Analysis: 3 Area System and The Pattern System

In this video I talk about how differing systems for fretboard organization can improve our fluency with an instrument! Here I compare the SBL 3 area system for fretboard organization with the Ariane Cap Pattern System. Though, I feel that these are complementary rather than competing systems for fretboard organization!SBL Link’s Bass Blog

ILMT Finger Independence: Keys

A finger independence exercise set based around keys playing, now for a few notes on the video: The finger numbering is completely arbitrary, you can use whatever convention makes sense to you Go slow, we are looking to create motor skill pathways in our brains, slow and deliberate motion generates this This is an instrumentContinue reading “ILMT Finger Independence: Keys”

Developing a Practice Routine That Works For You

My job here is to pass on information and stand as a guide while the student finds their voice and best method of expression!

Scott’s Bass Lessons Week 5 Update Video

Now that we have concluded the 10 week intensive on Fretboard Knowledge at I finally got enough time and the planets aligned for a video. I was meaning to do this weeks ago, but feline challenges had made this impossible. The Anthony Wellington Video is below:

ILMT Ear Training Exercise

Sorry about the string noise, it has been a while since I played Round wounds. This video explores expanding your interval recognition in music, and how I work on it on my instrument. I am working on a PDF to follow along with, it will be coming soon!

ILMT Practice Rundown

I talk about my practice sessions, what fundamentals I work on and the logic I use to organize my practice time!The post on will have the Image file of the page from my practice book!Standing in the Shadow of MotownThe Pattern SystemScott’s Bass Lessons

SBL Fretboard Challenge Wk 6

Week 6 was about Pentatonics so I made a little video about some insights in exploring pentatonics! This is a video for Fretboard Challenge! I made a handout to illustrate what I am discussing in the video, if it is needed.

Building a Frankenstein Exercise

This is a handout of what went into the “Frankenstein Exercise” and again this is still something I am actively working on and improving. I tried to keep everything in the Key of C to have as few accidentals as possible, but once you get this under your fingers I implore you to move onContinue reading “Building a Frankenstein Exercise”