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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!

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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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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English


Episodes

Jazz Bass Vs P Bass

5/18/2020
Show Notes Jazz Bass Vs P Bass. We have all heard them, but do we know the difference? This week is a deep dive into the differences between the two iconic instruments. Where do they come from? Who plays them? What do they sound like? Which one should I play? All that and more this week on Just the Bassics. P Bass P Bass was the de facto, go to instrument for bassists in nearly every style of music. It is making it’s comeback now because of its full, fat sound without piercing highs....

Duration:00:54:44

Camila Cabello Romance Side B

5/11/2020
Show Notes Romance is a studio album by Camila Cabello. In This Episode, we break it down song by song. From lyrical themes to album continuity, you will hear everything you need to know about this Billboard number 3 album from Camila Cabello. Camila Cabello Camila Cabello started in the group Fifth Harmony (https://fifthharmony.com/). They got their start competing on the show X Factor in 2012. In 2016 Cabello left the group to pursue a solo career. You have heard her perform with the...

Duration:01:33:51

Camila Cabello Romance Side A

5/4/2020
Show Notes Camila Cabello is a Cuban-American singer that has rocked the charts ever since she debuted in 2018. Her self titled album topped the charts and featured hits such as Havana. After, her follow up album, Romance, was an instant hit. It topped at number 3 on the billboard top 200. This episode gives the back story to how Romance came to be. Camila Cabello Camila Cabello started in the group Fifth Harmony (https://fifthharmony.com/). They got their start competing on the show X...

Duration:00:34:23

Jacob Tallent Interview

10/29/2019
Show Notes We feature a very special guest this week, Jacob Tallent of the Vegan Llamas! Jacob is a good friend of ours from Liberty University and an even better guitarist and song writer. Listen in to hear about all things Vegan Llamas, from their songwriting techniques to recording processes. Oh, and there may or may not be a new album dropping. You’ll have to listen to confirm 😉 Did you like this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order...

Duration:00:45:20

Falling Back in Love with the Bass

8/19/2019
Show Notes Have you ever felt burn out from playing music? I hope that it hasn’t happened to you. If you’ve been playing music for any length of time, however, I’d be willing to bet that you have. This is my story about how I felt out of – then into – love with the bass. Did you like this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:00:14:49

We Answer Reddit

8/5/2019
Show Notes 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. Tune in to hear the answers to all you’ve been dying to know! Did you like this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:01:10:17

Gypsy Jazz

7/14/2019
Show Notes 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. We’ll cover everything from Django in Belgium to the details of a well crafted solo. If you love jazz, you will love this. Did you like this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:01:08:38

Breakdown: Boplicity

7/8/2019
Show Notes The Birth of the Cool. Does Bebop live? Boplicity 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! Did you LOVE this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Studio Jams Watermelon Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZI-YIaMaEg Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:01:02:10

How We Write and Arrange Music

7/1/2019
Show Notes Music is a craft that takes effort to master. Everyone has their own process to create music. What do we do? This week, we talk about our processes in writing and arranging music for a big band. You’ll learn about the steps we take to start with an idea and end with finished work. Did you LOVE this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Studio Jams...

Duration:01:05:43

8 Things to Remember in a Worship Team

6/17/2019
Show Notes Playing music in a worship team setting can be an incredible experience. We’ve experienced deep spiritual connection and have had amazing musical journeys through it. However, often times pro musicians miss the point and get caught up in the wrong things. How do you change that and fully experience the amazing things that a worship team can be? Listen in as we discuss this topic. Did you LOVE this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In...

Duration:01:05:43

The Extra 10%

6/10/2019
Show Notes What gives you that extra 10%? You know, the thing that moves you from just good to great. We’ve given you all the theory that will make you a “good” musician, but that’s not enough. To put it all together and be great, there is another step. From form to inflection, we’ll lay it all out for you. Did you like this episode? Let us know what you think with a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us...

Duration:01:08:41

Nashville Numbers

6/2/2019
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 lot simpler than it sounds! If you like the show, leave us a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:00:53:15

Crash Course on Harmony

5/27/2019
Show Notes 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 regressive progressions, the circle of fourths, and more. We are keepin’ the beat, once a week! If you like the show, leave us a review! We keep our show ad free. In order to do that, we have a Patreon page where you can donate to keep us running. Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:00:53:15

Time Signatures

5/20/2019
Show Notes 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 part is that no two days look exactly the same! Music can’t be like this, though. It has to be repeatable to be consumable. That’s where Time Signatures step in. They can be even, odd, simple, or compound. They can be fast or slow or anything in between. Time signatures are a vital...

Duration:00:53:15

Triads and Extensions

5/13/2019
Show Notes 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 the key to building the perfect song. The concept is simple, but the execution it always so. This episode breaks it down in an easy to understand way that will give you the foundation you need to apply this to your music. If you liked this episode, leave us a 5 star review and share...

Duration:00:53:15

Key Signatures and Scales

5/6/2019
Show Notes 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 for you! Mat and Tommy share their experiences of learning key signatures, scales, and how to use them. In this episode you’ll learn some tricks to learn key signatures faster. You will also learn how to turn those into scales. We will even tell you about a few “bonus” scales that...

Duration:00:53:15

Why Music Theory is Important

4/29/2019
Show Notes 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 only a hobbyist? That’s okay! Knowing music theory will do 4 big things to unlock your playing. 1. It is foundational to the rest of music 2. It is necessary for proper communication during rehearsals and on the band stand 3. It is a great tool for personal expression 4. It is...

Duration:00:53:15

Got GAS?

4/22/2019
Show Notes 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 their stories of their favorite gear and what they recommend you try to find for yourself! Don’t forget to leave a 5 star review and share with your friends! Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:01:17:48

6 Songs from the 1930s to Check Out ASAP

4/15/2019
Show Notes 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 era of music. What are the highlights? Listen to find out! Give us a 5 Star Rating and leave us a review! Don’t forget to share and subscribe! Links Spotify Playlist:...

Duration:01:17:48

6 Tunes from the 1920s You NEED to Hear

4/8/2019
Show Notes 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 think everyone, musician or not, should take a listen to. Leave us a 5 star review and subscribe! Links Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/bpelkdoz61rtjou6fivwjuq1u/playlist/0Y3sjgSWWZQjZUBFUZy0Tp?si=XGIHrisfT629iz__t6xz0Q The post 6 Tunes from the 1920s You NEED to...

Duration:01:17:48