When musicians discuss the use of metronomes and whether using them as a practice tool has a negative or positive effect on a player’s time, the focus is commonly centred around using the metronome as a tool to measure whether a player is speeding up, or slowing down. If you’re using a metronome like this – stop now. It’s a waste of time.
All that said, one of the absolute best ways to develop your time feel and groove is to use a metronome – but, in ways you probably haven’t even thought of!
Sense of time, groove and “pocket” is best developed by studying and understanding subdivisions and rhythm. This is where the metronome really comes into a world of its own and will help you become a musician that doesn’t rely on the other players within the band to hold the groove – you will be where the groove is at!
Within this course you’re going to learn the very exercises that Scott developed and used to expand his own time feel and groove. Scott has used these very exercises with hundreds of his own personal students over the last 20 years, and more importantly – the results have always been astoundingly good.
Students of this course also get full access to all Academy features which include direct access to Scott and the other faculty members, weekly feedback sessions, weekly live masterclasses, multiple step by step courses, and much more.
1 How to expand your time feel, groove and “pocket”.
2 How to actually measure your your groove.
3 How to use a metronome - the right way!
4 How to develop your swing and shuffle feel.
5 How practice “song form” effectively.
Course Introduction – A New Philosophy
Lesson 1 – Becoming Familiar with Subdivisions
Lesson 2 – The Upbeat Groove Exercise
Lesson 3 – The Hopper Workout
Lesson 4 – Getting Your Scales Centred
Lesson 5 – The Slow Worm
Lesson 6 – The 4 on 4 off Groove Exercise
Lesson 7 – The 4 on 4 off Solo Exercise
Lesson 8 – The Two on Two Off Exercise
Lesson 9 – The 2 Beat
Lesson 10 – Song Form Focus
Lesson 11 – 6/8 Groove Development
Lesson 12 – Shuffle Groove Development
Lesson 13 – Swing Feel Development
Lesson 14 – Solo Swing Development
Course wrap up.
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"You're thinking is this going to be worth it - it would be at twice the price! Relevant bass lessons from the most valued bass guitar tutor in the world, Scott Devine. He will infect you with passion for the bass like no one else"
- Paul Hutchinson
Here's the deal. You can become a member of the SBL Bass Academy completely risk free!
I'm so confident that you will be blown away that I give a full (no questions asked) 30 day money back guarantee.
What's more, your first 14 days in the Academy are completely free, so you can see everything available to you with no limitations before a single penny is charged.
Is this a standalone course?
No, the course is a new addition to the SBL Bass Academy - a premium bass education community consisting of a number of exclusive courses, interviews, expert seminars and more; as well as live assistance from Scott Devine himself and access to a community of thousands of fellow bass players.
I am a complete beginner. Will the SBL Academy be right for me?
Yes! We have a specific course for beginners that will take you through 'exactly' what you need to know to get going on your new bass. But more than that, here at SBL Academy we have "The Campus" - the largest bass educational forum in the world. Our members are a true inspiration in the way they help and guide people just like you. You will have somewhere to ask questions, get feedback and direction 24hrs a day.
I am an intermediate to advanced bass player. Will the SBL Academy be right for me?
Yes! Every month Scott regularly covers material that is for the more intermediate to advanced bass player. So if you want to really challenge yourself and take your bass playing to the next level you're in the right place. Get ready, Scott is going to get you working harder than you've ever done before.
I'm a professional bass player and teaching my own students. Is the Academy right for me?
Yes! In fact our members already include bass players that have taught or are teaching right now in Universities and music schools around the world. Many of our members are actually using Scott's teaching philosophies with their own students so we invite you to do the same!
Can I ask Scott questions directly?
Yes. Every other week we have a completely live Q&A masterclass with Scott. You can pre-submit your questions or even ask him your questions live. Plus, if you miss the live Q&A each one "Bass-Hang" (that's what we call them!) is recorded and then uploaded into the Bass-hang archive so you can watch in your own time.
Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?
It's time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to make a difference to your bass playing you need somewhere you get get answers for all your questions. You need support, community, and most of all... accountability! SBL Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.
What if I don't enjoy the SBL Academy?
We know you will LOVE the SBL Academy as over 11000 bass players around the world have already signed up in the last few months. However, if for whatever reason you're not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the SBL Academy and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!
Can I download the video material within the SBL Academy.
It depends. All the videos within the lesson library are available to download giving you the ability to access them offline at any time. The exclusive video content within the SBL Academy is not available for download.
Can I access the content released at the SBL Academy during my membership once I cancel?
No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you do not renew at the end of your 12 month membership you will no longer be able to access the content inside the SBL Academy. Don't worry though, we will email you and ask whether you want to renew your membership or not, so your membership won't be deleted automatically.
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